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 ... It is possible to reach a ...
Hlatshwayo upbeat about Bafana's chances in Uyo
JOHANNESBURG – Thulani Hlatshwayo, the new permanent Bafana Bafana captain, is not your one-stop shop for explosive quotes. But the little that he gives you is often convincing enough, like on Tuesday when the physical defender spoke of how, despite ...
The Post-Snowden Cyber Arms Hustle
Mauritania, a country of 4 million people on Africa's western coast, has seen 10 coups and attempted coups since independence in 1960 and is perhaps best known to the West as one of the few countries in the world where slavery still exists. It's also a ...
Mauritania's women's market: Carving out space for women entrepreneurs
“When I came to Nouakchott, I started working for one of my relatives who has a shop downtown. Then, some friends told me about the [women's] market. I decided to leave my job and look for another opportunity here. In the end, I prefer working for women.
Mauritania New Nouakchott International Airport Successfully Commissioned
One month ahead of the next Arab League Summit, the Mauritanian Authorities have officially commissioned the new Oumtounsy international airport in Nouakchott on the 23 June. Egis has provided continued and comprehensive support over the project ...
Wife-beating a source of pride for some women in Mauritania
Sociology professor Ousmane Wagué at the University of Nouakchott, also a Fulani, said Mauritanian women of African descent accept being beaten to avoid divorce, convincing themselves their husbands' violence is a sign of love. “As the popular song ...
Beyond the Decisive Moment: 'The Truth Isn't Told in a Single Photograph'
The phantom limb is a phenomenon well-known in the medical world and apparently to about 80% of the people who suffer amputations. In this most radical of surgeries the absence of a limb is not only a matter of scientific observation but is absolutely ...
Author Of 'Guantanamo Diary' Released From Military Prison
Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who was imprisoned by the United States in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for more than 14 years, was released on Monday, according to the Pentagon. Slahi returned to his home country of Mauritania. A YouTube video showed him at a ...
'Guantánamo Diary' author at home: Thank you, Mauritania
Huffington Post UK
Surviving Violence In The Sahara: The Women Of Mauritania
Huffington Post UK
This is the reality for all the men, women and children who are still being held as slaves in Mauritania today. Mauritania is ethnically divided between the white Moors and various black African groups. Traditionally, the Harratin's have been the main ...
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