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Two Soldiers Killed In Mali Ambush

At least two soldiers have been killed, and a further four wounded, following an ambush on their convoy in central Mali. 176 more words

World

The Islamic Republic of Mauritania and Israel - Dr. Arye Oded

The Islamic Republic of Mauritania and Israel

By Arye Oded

RIMA Occasional Papers, Volume 3 (2015), Number 6 (July 2015)

Mauritania is a member of the Arab League and almost all its inhabitants are Muslims.  1,522 more words

Mauritania

Happily ever after

Bab Sahara is a bit of a mess. As I return from Ouadane, I find Cora has a strained back and a bad temper; both her husband Justus and the staff seem unsure of what to do, and thus nothing much is being done. 1,829 more words

Africa

"The Battle Rages On" (Living in a box 3)

We have now been “on the road” for 100 days and our 6th country. Since my last post we have purchased an outside plastic carpet to help cut down on the amount of sand that ends up in “The Col K” and it has definitely been worth Vinnie carrying it back from a Souk in 40+ degree heat in Ouarzazate. 1,831 more words

U.S. Welcomes Release Of Mauritania Rights Activist

The U.S. embassy in Mauritania has welcomed the release, on medical grounds, of Sow Djibi, the chairman of a civil society organisation, arrested in November 2014. 114 more words

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Timbuktu

There is a healthy whiff of formula, in this otherwise fine film from Abderrahmane Sissako, that blocks Mauritania’s “Timbuktu” from the threshold of greatness for me. 309 more words

Film

Snapshots of Ramadan in the Sahel

Beginnings

Nigeria:

The Nigerian Supreme Council For Islamic Affairs has directed Nigerian Muslims to commence their Ramadan fast on Thursday, June 18. The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, who is the President-General of the Council, on Wednesday gave the directive while announcing the sighting of the new moon heralding the month of Ramadan 1436AH…Mr.

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