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Nouakchott, Mauritania - "The Place of the Winds"

Achieved Capitalhood – 1958


1958 – a small fishing village of around 200 people; plans were put in place to expand the city so that it could accommodate 15,000… 691 more words

Capital Cities

Guantanamo Diary,Mohamedou Ould Slami,editor Larry Siems

isbn: 9781782112846 sounded an interesting read after this (my blog) so i eventually tracked a copy down in a library it was not a simple book to obtain but the library system serves staff rather than users. 391 more words


My very first time in Africa

So, here I am, in Africa, in Mauritania.

That was my second trip from outside of my home country, Vietnam. This second time was Mauritania. 16 more words


South Africa v Mauritania, AFCON 2017 Betting Preview

Bafana Bafana play Mauritania in Nelspruit on Friday and sadly it will only be pride that is at stake.

South Africa won their last match 4-0 in Gambia but Cameroon have already secured the group and while Bafana Bafana can still finish 2nd it won’t be enough to see them through. 128 more words


Mauritanian jail inmates riot to protest bad conditions

01 September 2016 Thursday

Inmates at Nouakchott’s Al-Qasr Prison rioted for several hours on Wednesday to protest alleged mistreatment by the prison authorities.

According to local security sources, who spoke anonymously due to restrictions on speaking to media, inmates set parts of the prison on fire causing smoke and flames to billow from the facility. 143 more words

Islamic History

Mauritania: An Introduction

Total Area: 1,030,700 km² (much smaller than the United States)

Land Area: 100%

Water Area: 0.0%

Bordering Countries: Morocco, Western Sahara, Algeria, Mali, Senegal

Land Boundaries: … 110 more words


Death Penalty Still Looms for Mauritanian Blogger Who Spoke Out Against Caste-Based Discrimination

A Mauritanian blogger has been sentenced to death by Nouadhibou Criminal Court after writing a blog post criticising the use of Islam to justify a caste system that dates back to the Middle Ages. 1,071 more words