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Adama Barrow sworn in as president of Gambia as Yahya Jammeh steps down

Yahya Jammeh, who occupied the office of president in Gambia for twenty two years, stepped down from office as troops from the west African regional bloc ECOWAS entered the country in support for Adama Barrow, who prevailed in elections held on December 1, 2016.  155 more words


When the Sahara was Green*

When the Sahara was Green*

A UA-led team has identified the climate pattern that generated a “Green Sahara” from 5,000 to 11,000 years ago. The region had 10 times the rainfall it does today. 1,182 more words


Richat Structure, Mauritania

Also called the “Eye of the Sahara”, the Richat Structure in Mauritania is a strange circular feature found in the desert. Though it is barely noticeable when you stand inside it, the view becomes prominent when viewed from above. 58 more words

Top Mysterious Places On Earth

On a Mauritanian Fatwa Against Operation Serval - at The Maydan

Today’s post is outsourced to The Maydan, which is a publication of the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University. 266 more words


Authentic Liaisons: Creating Bridges across Cultures

Flying in to Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania, Renan Bourdeau looked down at the endless stretches of desert below and wondered how people survived.

As a communications company executive who specialised in writing country reports to promote national economies and attract foreign investors, Bourdeau was no stranger to exotic lands. 1,249 more words


Algeria v Mauritania: Match Preview

Algeria’s national side begin their preparation for the Africa Cup of Nations with an international friendly against Mauritania.

The Desert Foxes’ opponents are ranked 107th in the FIFA World Rankings, and faced Tunisia in a friendly match last November where the score finished 0-0. 111 more words



On December 1, I flew to Nouakchott, Mauritania to start a 4-country shoot about people who are locally active in the movement to abandon FGM, or female genital mutilation (also known as female circumcision or excision). 531 more words