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Congratulations, Mohamedou!

Mohamedou Ould Slahi has been through hell. Fortunately, as of October 17, 2016, we can complete that phrase with the cathartic “… and back!” His ordeal began on November 20, 2001, when he voluntarily complied to a citation for questioning by Mauritanian authorities and the FBI. 4,524 more words

Mohamedou Ould Slahi

19th October - On This Day In History


1962 Evander Holyfield (boxer)


1745 Jonathan Swift (author – Gulliver’s Travels)

On This Day:

1960 Mauritania is granted independence by France

Have a good Wednesday, 19th October… 32 more words

Mauritania: Population

Population: 3,677,293

Density: 4 people/sq. km

Net Migration: -0.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population

Birth Rate: 30.9 births/1,000 population

Death Rate: 8.1 deaths/1,000 population

Rate of Natural Increase: 22.8… 248 more words


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