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"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

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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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