How Paris managed to make amends with Aziz
Africa Intelligence (subscription)
Travelling to Nouakchott on April 6 to prepare for the visit, Ayrault got an earful of Aziz's complaints. He was unhappy with the advice France's foreign ministry gave to travelers to Mauritania, deeming it too dire. He asked that the city of ...
How I Became the First Indian to Cycle 2300 Km Across the Sahara – Red Tape, Landmines, & All!
The Better India (blog)
After some homework on the region and its geo-politics, I realised the only sensible and safe route to travel alone on a bicycle through the Sahara would be on the Morocco-Western Sahara-Mauritania route. Gone are the golden days of the 1980s when one ...
Third time lucky?
Mauritania Airlines International is plotting slow, steady growth in a bid to avoid the fate of its predecessors. Martin Rivers and Vincent Chappard talk to Mohamed Radhy Ould Bennahi, chief executive of the third airline to fly Mauritania's flag in a ...
Winners of the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2016
The winners have been announced in the 4th edition of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest photo competition. The contest invited photographers to submit images of the world of action and adventure sports in one of 10 categories, including Energy ...
Mauritania: a family adventure in the Sahara
Nouakchott, the capital, is a sprawl of low-rise candy-coloured buildings that seem to grow haphazardly out of the desert. We spend our first night at Auberge Diaguili, a six-bedroom riad owned by a French-Mauritanian couple. It's on a quiet street and ...
For struggling Syrians in Mauritania, Finland offers fresh hope
An empty shack was the only thing that Mohamed* left behind, after deciding to sell all he had to purchase the plane tickets that led him and his family to the quiet Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott. ... Former businessman and father-of-four Abu ...
Bafana ready for 'whatever happens' against Super Eagles
This meticulous planning is a departure from the chaos that marked Bafana's preparations for their 2017 African Nations Cup qualifier against Mauritania under former coach Ephraim ''Shakes” Mashaba in September 2017. Mashaba was not aware that the ...
'The best solution? Move the Mauritanian capital': water on the rise in Nouakchott
Vieux Fall, left, stands in the family compound in Nouakchott, Mauritania, as builders work. Photograph: Alex Duval Smith. Nouakchott has no mains drains. Much of the city is at or below sea level, protected from the ocean only by an eroding dune. In ...
African Union hearing on child slaves hailed as milestone for Mauritania
“We weren't allowed to eat the same food as the rest of the family, or eat at the same time as them, or sleep in the same rooms, or wear the same clothes,” said Said speaking from Nouakchott, the Mauritanian capital. “We were not equal to the rest of ...
Mauritania vows referendum to abolish Senate, change flag
Nouakchott - A contentious amendment to Mauritania's constitution, which would abolish the Senate and change the national flag, will be put to a referendum "as quickly as possible," the president said Wednesday. The proposal to modify the constitution, ...
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