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Digging for Gold in the Desert

The world’s newest gold rush is under way in Mauritania.

It follows a government decision to allow people to search for gold in the desert.



The last country to abolish slavery is jailing its anti-slavery activists

Thirteen anti-slavery campaigners were sentenced for up to 15 years in prison in Mauritania last week, for their role in a protest aimed at denouncing the practice of slavery in the country. 260 more words

Our Daily Bread 220: Noura Mint Seymali 'Arbina'

Words: Dominic Valvona

Noura Mint Seymali   ‘Arbina’
Released by Glitterbeat Records,  16th September 2016

Emerging from the shifting sand-dune landscape of Mauritania in 2014 with one of the year’s most captivating, and at times almost uniquely otherworldly, albums, … 486 more words

Glitterbeat Records

Killybegs Fishing Fleet without 'the ship from hell'

Travelling along the Wild Atlantic Way there are many ‘side stories’ that grab attention. Such is the case in Killybegs in South Donegal. Killybegs is Ireland’s largest fishing port, the safe sheltered deep water harbour  located in the waters of Donegal Bay. 551 more words


The Half-day Summit and its Pre-determined Decisions

Talal Salman

A few Arab leaders, along with a number of ministers who will represent the many (leaders) who will be absent, will meet in “the tent” of Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania, on the boundary between “Arabs” and “Africans” on the Atlantic Ocean, for the 27th Arab summit. 830 more words

War On Syria

Most leaders shun Arab League summit

Only seven of 22 heads of state attended the conference, held in Mauritania for the first time. The lack of leaders led to the event being cut to just one day. 451 more words


Militants Seize Mali Army Base, 12 Killed

At least 12 soldiers have been killed, and a further 27 wounded, after militants attacked and captured an army base, in central Mali. 93 more words