• Nouakchott, Mauritania.

    published: 12 Sep 2016
  • Living in Nouakchott - Expat Interview with Kristen (USA) about her life in Nouakchott, Mauritania

    http://www.whatsitlike.tv presents: Living in Nouakchott, Mauritania. What's it like to live in Nouakchott? A structured interview with expatriate business manager Kristen from New Jersey, USA about her expat life in Nouakchott, Mauritania. Kristen has been living in Mauritania for nine years, first as an aid worker and later as a business manager. Watch here part 01, "About me and about here". View all other parts of this Expat Interview, and many more testimonials and Expat Interviews by What’s it like TV on http://www.whatsitlike.tv or http://whatsitlike.pivotshare.com. This part “01 About me and about here” includes the following questions: - About myself and my background. Who is Kristen, and why and how did she move to Nouakchott, Mauritania? - Living in Nouakchott: Nouakchott in t...

    published: 27 Sep 2015
  • Living in Nouakchott - Expat Interview with Raquel (Spain) about her life in Nouakchott, Mauritania

    http://www.whatsitlike.tv presents: Living in Nouakchott, Mauritania. What's it like to live in Nouakchott? A structured interview with expatriate humanitarian worker Raquel from Spain about her expat life in Nouakchott, Mauritania. Raquel has traveled the entire world as a humanitarian worker. Her current position is in Nouakchott, Mauritania. Watch here part 01, "About me and about here". View all other parts of this Expat Interview, and many more testimonials and Expat Interviews by What’s it like TV on http://www.whatsitlike.tv or http://whatsitlike.pivotshare.com. This part “01 About me and about here” includes the following questions: - About myself and my background. Who is Raquel, and why and how did she move to Nouakchott, Mauritania? - Living in Nouakchott: Nouakchott in three ...

    published: 06 Oct 2015
  • Mauritania

    My 6-day trip to Mauritania visiting these cities: Nouakchott, Atar, Chinguetti, Choum, and Nouadhibou

    published: 08 Mar 2017
  • Mauritania capital Nouakchott No.1 Bicycle fellow Akira (Japanese)

    It took a picture in capital Nouakchott in Mauritania. It stopped once in the bicycle world on the way on May 2, 2008. Bicycle fellow Akira (Japanese)

    published: 20 Feb 2010
  • Mauritania: The Heartbeat of Life (part 5/5)

    Sahel is a land of encounters, the end of one world and the beginning of another, the narrow belt that closes the gates of the desert and opens the heart of the savannah, which heralds the jungles of Africa. But even beyond geographic considerations, Sahel is an idea, an idea of survival, of men who fight everyday to overcome the threshold of death awaiting them. Because this immense land of open plains and robust stony grounds is one of the severest geographies on the planet. Surviving in Sahel is an exercise anchored to life, an invitation to optimism, the palpable demonstration of being and existing, participation in the perverse game of living. It is just a question of talent. Sahel, the wounded frontier, beholds a handful of stories about these men and women who inhabit the Sahel s...

    published: 18 Jan 2014
  • Nouakchott traffic

    Gridlock traffic in Nouakchott

    published: 12 Jan 2012
  • My Expat Diary - Mauritania & Western Sahara (Dakhla, Nouakchott) 15/04/2017

    Sharing thoughts and experiences while traveling the world. Germany, Taiwan, Canada, USA, England, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Liechtenstein, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, Tunesia, Taiwan, China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia... enjoy this world :)

    published: 16 May 2017
  • Nouakchott

    Nouakchott (/nwɑːkˈʃɒt/, Arabic: نواكشوط‎ Nuwākshūṭ, originally derived from Berber Nawākšūṭ, "place of the winds") is the capital and by far the largest city of Mauritania. It is one of the largest cities in the Sahara. The city is the administrative and economic centre of Mauritania. Nouakchott was a small village of little importance until 1958, when it was chosen as the capital of the nascent nation of Mauritania. It was designed and built to accommodate 15,000 people, but droughts since the 1970s have displaced a vast number of Mauritanians, who resettled in Nouakchott. This caused rapid urban growth and overcrowding, with the city having an estimated population of 2 million in 2008 despite the official figures being under a million. The resettled population inhabited slum areas unde...

    published: 03 Feb 2016
  • Refugees flock to Mauritania in search of a better life

    Thousands of Syrian refugees have made their way to Africa - mostly to countries such as Egypt, Libya and Algeria. But some have gone a little further west, and taken refuge in Mauritania. Compared with home, the country is a haven. But their struggle is far from over. CCTV's Zhang Cheng has spent time with one Syrian family who made the journey. He filed this special report

    published: 13 Jun 2016
  • Nouakchott shopping centre - Mauritania

    Architectural visualisation by Igor Bojovic mail: arh.bojovic.igor@gmail.com web: igorbojovic.com Phone: +381(0)63 7326 823

    published: 06 Sep 2016
  • MAURITANIA: Nouakchott streets

    A nice tour by car in streets of Nouakchott (MAURITANIA). Enjoy it!

    published: 30 Oct 2014
  • Nouakchott 2016 - نواكشوط 2016

    published: 14 Sep 2016
  • Eid in Mauritania - 10 Dec 08

    Eid al-Adha is a time of plenty and festivity for Muslims around the world. But in Mauritania, the crushing economic downturn and the country's political instability have left thousands of people with very little to celebrate and half of the population living in poverty. Al Jazeera's Mohamed Vall reports from Nouakchott.

    published: 11 Dec 2008
  • Mauritania | Nomads of the Sahara

    Mauritania. The land of which, since ancient times, a thousand poets have sung. The country of the bidanes. And of the ADRAR TMAR, the fabulous mountains of sweet dates. These lonely escarpments hide some of the most jealously guarded treasures of the great Sahara desert. For as long as anyone can remember, the nomads have come to these oases to rest and escape from the burning heat. Small islands of intense green and babbling waters. The oasis of TERYIT is home to some of the most important endemic plant species, such as the Saharan fern. In the crystalline waters that gush from the spring live, inexplicably, dozens of small fish, true living fossils from the time when rivers flowed across this desert. In the Mauritanian Adrar, one of the most spectacular phenomena in the world can ...

    published: 26 Jan 2016
  • Mauritania: Slavery's last stronghold

    Mauritania's endless sea of sand dunes hides an open secret: An estimated 10% to 20% of the population lives in slavery.

    published: 18 Mar 2012
Nouakchott, Mauritania.

Nouakchott, Mauritania.

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Living in Nouakchott - Expat Interview with Kristen (USA) about her life in Nouakchott, Mauritania

Living in Nouakchott - Expat Interview with Kristen (USA) about her life in Nouakchott, Mauritania

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  • Updated: 27 Sep 2015
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http://www.whatsitlike.tv presents: Living in Nouakchott, Mauritania. What's it like to live in Nouakchott? A structured interview with expatriate business manager Kristen from New Jersey, USA about her expat life in Nouakchott, Mauritania. Kristen has been living in Mauritania for nine years, first as an aid worker and later as a business manager. Watch here part 01, "About me and about here". View all other parts of this Expat Interview, and many more testimonials and Expat Interviews by What’s it like TV on http://www.whatsitlike.tv or http://whatsitlike.pivotshare.com. This part “01 About me and about here” includes the following questions: - About myself and my background. Who is Kristen, and why and how did she move to Nouakchott, Mauritania? - Living in Nouakchott: Nouakchott in three sentences. - Arriving in Nouakchott: Culture shock. - Living in Nouakchott: What do you like best? What do you like least? - Living in Nouakchott: Missing home. In the full Expat Interview on http://whatsitlike.tv, as well as in the interviews with other expats there, the interviewed expatriates will give their individual answers about: - Finding friends in Nouakchott and integrating to local life. What’s it like to make friends in Nouakchott? - Bringing a partner and raising children in Nouakchott. What’s it like to move to Nouakchott with children? - Working in Nouakchott. What’s it like to have a Mauritanian boss or supplier? How do you hire and motivate a Mauritanian team? - Living in Nouakchott and the quality of life. What is the cultural offer or the night life like in Nouakchott? - Money matters and finances for expats in Nouakchott, Mauritania. Is living and working in Nouakchott worth it? - Paperwork, administrative issues for expats in Nouakchott, including tourist visa and working visa for Mauritania. - Safety and security in Nouakchott. How safe is Nouakchott for expats? Interviewed Expatriates on What’s it like TV share their experiences, hints and tips on all topics mentioned above. Expat Interviews by What’s it like TV: The dos and don'ts list of the Nouakchott Expat. http://www.whatsitlike.tv. An American living in Nouakchott, Mauritania shares her experience. The essential guide for the future Nouakchott expat. What's it like to live in Nouakchott? Expat Interviews by What's it like TV. Sharing experience that matters. Watch this video if you are moving to Nouakchott or moving to Mauritania, if you consider living in Nouakchott or living in Mauritania, if you want to emigrate to work in Nouakchott or to work in Mauritania, or if you consider living abroad and living overseas in general and become an expatriate. Watch also the following Expat Interviews by What's it like TV web sites: The main Expat Interviews by What's it like TV web site: http://www.whatsitlike.tv American Expat Kristen in Nouakchott, Mauritania on the Expat Interviews by What's it like TV web site: http://whatsitlike.pivotshare.com/authors/nouakchott%3A-kristen-from-the-usa./9630/media?a_sort=name&a_order=asc&m_sort=title&m_order=asc The backup page of Expat Interviews by What's it like TV: http://www.expat-interviews.com Destinations of Expat Interviews by What's it like TV currently include: - Living in China: Living in Shanghai, Living in Beijing, Living in Hong Kong - Living in Africa: Living in Cape Town, South Africa, Living in Johannesburg, South Africa, Living in Nairobi, Kenya, Living in Kigali, Rwanda, Living in Lusaka, Zambia, Living in Bujumbura, Burundi, Living in Nouakchott, Mauritania, Living in Tunis, Tunisia. - Living in Europe: Living in Geneva, Switzerland, Living in Zurich, Switzerland Auswandern nach Nouakchott? Kristen aus den USA erzählt von ihren Erfahrungen. Sehen Sie alles zum Leben in Nouakchott, mit Familie und Kindern, Integration und Freunde finden, arbeiten in Nouakchott, Einwanderung und Administratives, Themen zur Sicherheit in Nouakchott und Mauretanien, sowie Geldfragen. Wollen Sie nach Nouakchott ziehen? In Nouakchott arbeiten? Dann sehen Sie unsere Auswanderer-Interviews an! Wie sicher ist Nouakchott? Unsere Interview-Partner berichten über ihre spezifischen Erfahrungen mit Nouakchott und Mauretanien und geben gute Tipps für den Anfang. S'expatrier à Nouakchott? S'expatrier en Mauritanie? Travailler en Mauritanie? S'intégrer et trouver des amis, la sécurité à Nouakchott, la bureaucratie, vivre dans la ville, les visas, tout sera abordé par Kristen qui est une expatriée américaine à Nouakchott. Emigrar a Nouakchott? Emigrar a Mauritania? Trabajar en Mauritania? Integrarse y hacerse amistades, la seguridad en Nouakchott, la burocracia, los visados, vivir en la ciudad, toto está tratado por Kristen, una expatriada americana.
https://wn.com/Living_In_Nouakchott_Expat_Interview_With_Kristen_(Usa)_About_Her_Life_In_Nouakchott,_Mauritania
Living in Nouakchott - Expat Interview with Raquel (Spain) about her life in Nouakchott, Mauritania

Living in Nouakchott - Expat Interview with Raquel (Spain) about her life in Nouakchott, Mauritania

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  • Updated: 06 Oct 2015
  • views: 1738
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http://www.whatsitlike.tv presents: Living in Nouakchott, Mauritania. What's it like to live in Nouakchott? A structured interview with expatriate humanitarian worker Raquel from Spain about her expat life in Nouakchott, Mauritania. Raquel has traveled the entire world as a humanitarian worker. Her current position is in Nouakchott, Mauritania. Watch here part 01, "About me and about here". View all other parts of this Expat Interview, and many more testimonials and Expat Interviews by What’s it like TV on http://www.whatsitlike.tv or http://whatsitlike.pivotshare.com. This part “01 About me and about here” includes the following questions: - About myself and my background. Who is Raquel, and why and how did she move to Nouakchott, Mauritania? - Living in Nouakchott: Nouakchott in three sentences. - Arriving in Nouakchott: Culture shock. - Living in Nouakchott: What do you like best? What do you like least? - Living in Nouakchott: Missing home. In the full Expat Interview on http://whatsitlike.tv, as well as in the interviews with other expats there, the interviewed expatriates will give their individual answers about: - Finding friends in Nouakchott and integrating to local life. What’s it like to make friends in Nouakchott? - Bringing a partner and raising children in Nouakchott. What’s it like to move to Nouakchott with children? - Working in Nouakchott. What’s it like to have a Mauritanian boss or supplier? How do you hire and motivate a Mauritanian team? - Living in Nouakchott and the quality of life. What is the cultural offer or the night life like in Nouakchott? - Money matters and finances for expats in Nouakchott, Mauritania. Is living and working in Nouakchott worth it? - Paperwork, administrative issues for expats in Nouakchott, including tourist visa and working visa for Mauritania. - Safety and security in Nouakchott. How safe is Nouakchott for expats? Interviewed Expatriates on What’s it like TV share their experiences, hints and tips on all topics mentioned above. Expat Interviews by What’s it like TV: The dos and don'ts list of the Nouakchott Expat. http://www.whatsitlike.tv. A Spanish living in Nouakchott, Mauritania shares her experience. The essential guide for the future Nouakchott expat. What's it like to live in Nouakchott? Expat Interviews by What's it like TV. Sharing experience that matters. Watch this video if you are moving to Nouakchott or moving to Mauritania, if you consider living in Nouakchott or living in Mauritania, if you want to emigrate to work in Nouakchott or to work in Mauritania, or if you consider living abroad and living overseas in general and become an expatriate. Watch also the following Expat Interviews by What's it like TV web sites: The main Expat Interviews by What's it like TV web site: http://www.whatsitlike.tv Spanish Expat Raquel in Nouakchott, Mauritania on the Expat Interviews by What's it like TV web site: http://whatsitlike.pivotshare.com/authors/nouakchott%3A-raquel-from-spain./9691/media?a_sort=name&a_order=asc&m_sort=title&m_order=asc The backup page of Expat Interviews by What's it like TV: http://www.expat-interviews.com Destinations of Expat Interviews by What's it like TV currently include: - Living in China: Living in Shanghai, Living in Beijing, Living in Hong Kong - Living in Africa: Living in Cape Town, South Africa, Living in Johannesburg, South Africa, Living in Nairobi, Kenya, Living in Kigali, Rwanda, Living in Lusaka, Zambia, Living in Bujumbura, Burundi, Living in Nouakchott, Mauritania, Living in Tunis, Tunisia. - Living in Europe: Living in Geneva, Switzerland, Living in Zurich, Switzerland Auswandern nach Nouakchott? Raquel aus Spanien erzählt von ihren Erfahrungen. Sehen Sie alles zum Leben in Nouakchott, mit Familie und Kindern, Integration und Freunde finden, arbeiten in Nouakchott, Einwanderung und Administratives, Themen zur Sicherheit in Nouakchott und Mauretanien, sowie Geldfragen. Wollen Sie nach Nouakchott ziehen? In Nouakchott arbeiten? Dann sehen Sie unsere Auswanderer-Interviews an! Wie sicher ist Nouakchott? Unsere Interview-Partner berichten über ihre spezifischen Erfahrungen mit Nouakchott und Mauretanien und geben gute Tipps für den Anfang. S'expatrier à Nouakchott? S'expatrier en Mauritanie? Travailler en Mauritanie? S'intégrer et trouver des amis, la sécurité à Nouakchott, la bureaucratie, vivre dans la ville, les visas, tout sera abordé par Raquel qui est une expatriée espagnole à Nouakchott.
https://wn.com/Living_In_Nouakchott_Expat_Interview_With_Raquel_(Spain)_About_Her_Life_In_Nouakchott,_Mauritania
Mauritania

Mauritania

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  • Updated: 08 Mar 2017
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My 6-day trip to Mauritania visiting these cities: Nouakchott, Atar, Chinguetti, Choum, and Nouadhibou
https://wn.com/Mauritania
Mauritania capital Nouakchott   No.1   Bicycle fellow Akira (Japanese)

Mauritania capital Nouakchott No.1 Bicycle fellow Akira (Japanese)

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  • Updated: 20 Feb 2010
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It took a picture in capital Nouakchott in Mauritania. It stopped once in the bicycle world on the way on May 2, 2008. Bicycle fellow Akira (Japanese)
https://wn.com/Mauritania_Capital_Nouakchott_No.1_Bicycle_Fellow_Akira_(Japanese)
Mauritania: The Heartbeat of Life (part 5/5)

Mauritania: The Heartbeat of Life (part 5/5)

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  • Updated: 18 Jan 2014
  • views: 18320
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Sahel is a land of encounters, the end of one world and the beginning of another, the narrow belt that closes the gates of the desert and opens the heart of the savannah, which heralds the jungles of Africa. But even beyond geographic considerations, Sahel is an idea, an idea of survival, of men who fight everyday to overcome the threshold of death awaiting them. Because this immense land of open plains and robust stony grounds is one of the severest geographies on the planet. Surviving in Sahel is an exercise anchored to life, an invitation to optimism, the palpable demonstration of being and existing, participation in the perverse game of living. It is just a question of talent. Sahel, the wounded frontier, beholds a handful of stories about these men and women who inhabit the Sahel strip from the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in Mauritania to the shores of the Red Sea in the Gulf of Aden. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE here for more amazing docs!: http://goo.gl/vNINO4 Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewAtlantisDocumentales Twitter: https://twitter.com/NewAtlantisDocu
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Nouakchott traffic

Nouakchott traffic

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  • Updated: 12 Jan 2012
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Gridlock traffic in Nouakchott
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My Expat Diary - Mauritania & Western Sahara (Dakhla, Nouakchott) 15/04/2017

My Expat Diary - Mauritania & Western Sahara (Dakhla, Nouakchott) 15/04/2017

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  • Updated: 16 May 2017
  • views: 2330
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Nouakchott

Nouakchott

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  • Updated: 03 Feb 2016
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Nouakchott (/nwɑːkˈʃɒt/, Arabic: نواكشوط‎ Nuwākshūṭ, originally derived from Berber Nawākšūṭ, "place of the winds") is the capital and by far the largest city of Mauritania. It is one of the largest cities in the Sahara. The city is the administrative and economic centre of Mauritania. Nouakchott was a small village of little importance until 1958, when it was chosen as the capital of the nascent nation of Mauritania. It was designed and built to accommodate 15,000 people, but droughts since the 1970s have displaced a vast number of Mauritanians, who resettled in Nouakchott. This caused rapid urban growth and overcrowding, with the city having an estimated population of 2 million in 2008 despite the official figures being under a million. The resettled population inhabited slum areas under poor conditions, but the living conditions of a portion of these inhabitants have since been ameliorated. Nouakchott is the hub of the Mauritanian economy and is home to a port that handles 500,000 tonnes of cargo per year and one of the country's two international airport (the other is Nouadhibou, the country's second largest city and a major port, in the north. A significant part[vague] of the population had lead a nomadic lifestyle, but massive droughts in the 1970s and following years brought about significant urbanization, with many former nomads setting up tents and relocating within the city. The city hosts the University of Nouakchott and several markets.
https://wn.com/Nouakchott
Refugees flock to Mauritania in search of a better life

Refugees flock to Mauritania in search of a better life

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  • Updated: 13 Jun 2016
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Thousands of Syrian refugees have made their way to Africa - mostly to countries such as Egypt, Libya and Algeria. But some have gone a little further west, and taken refuge in Mauritania. Compared with home, the country is a haven. But their struggle is far from over. CCTV's Zhang Cheng has spent time with one Syrian family who made the journey. He filed this special report
https://wn.com/Refugees_Flock_To_Mauritania_In_Search_Of_A_Better_Life
Nouakchott shopping centre - Mauritania

Nouakchott shopping centre - Mauritania

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  • Updated: 06 Sep 2016
  • views: 5471
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Architectural visualisation by Igor Bojovic mail: arh.bojovic.igor@gmail.com web: igorbojovic.com Phone: +381(0)63 7326 823
https://wn.com/Nouakchott_Shopping_Centre_Mauritania
MAURITANIA: Nouakchott streets

MAURITANIA: Nouakchott streets

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  • Updated: 30 Oct 2014
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A nice tour by car in streets of Nouakchott (MAURITANIA). Enjoy it!
https://wn.com/Mauritania_Nouakchott_Streets
Nouakchott 2016 - نواكشوط 2016

Nouakchott 2016 - نواكشوط 2016

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  • Updated: 14 Sep 2016
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Eid in Mauritania - 10 Dec 08

Eid in Mauritania - 10 Dec 08

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  • Updated: 11 Dec 2008
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Eid al-Adha is a time of plenty and festivity for Muslims around the world. But in Mauritania, the crushing economic downturn and the country's political instability have left thousands of people with very little to celebrate and half of the population living in poverty. Al Jazeera's Mohamed Vall reports from Nouakchott.
https://wn.com/Eid_In_Mauritania_10_Dec_08
Mauritania | Nomads of the Sahara

Mauritania | Nomads of the Sahara

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  • Updated: 26 Jan 2016
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Mauritania. The land of which, since ancient times, a thousand poets have sung. The country of the bidanes. And of the ADRAR TMAR, the fabulous mountains of sweet dates. These lonely escarpments hide some of the most jealously guarded treasures of the great Sahara desert. For as long as anyone can remember, the nomads have come to these oases to rest and escape from the burning heat. Small islands of intense green and babbling waters. The oasis of TERYIT is home to some of the most important endemic plant species, such as the Saharan fern. In the crystalline waters that gush from the spring live, inexplicably, dozens of small fish, true living fossils from the time when rivers flowed across this desert. In the Mauritanian Adrar, one of the most spectacular phenomena in the world can be found. This is GUELB ER RICHAT, a gigantic primitive volcano the enormous size of which can only be appreciated from the air. Mauritania is a country entirely of desert and with a fascinating history. The terrifying canyons of the AMOJIAR ravine, its vertical walls, and the frequent landslides formed part of the dangers of the road which the ancient caravans had to negotiate in order to reach the mythical cities of the Gold Route. The lost cities of Mauritania. WADAN, the legendary city of palm groves, and its mysterious founders, the BAFUR, who trained dogs for war and were great musicians. To Wadan came the caravans of thousands of dromedaries from the black kingdom of GHANA with slaves, gold and shellac, to exchange them for the salt the wadanies mined in the SEBJA of IYIL. In these lands, the fierce Almoravid warriors conceived their epic plan of creating a vast African empire which would stretch from the river Niger to the shores of the Ebro, in Al-Andalus. They brought together all the tribes of the Sahara under the flag of the most orthodox Islam. This city, formerly rich thanks to its immense palm groves, stands in the centre of the TURAB AL BIDAN, “The Land of the White Men”, the natural frontier with Black Africa. Like all the great cities along the caravan routes, Wadan, before its final decline as a result of the internal struggles which laid it to waste in the eighteenth century, was an important centre for the dissemination of culture. Today, all that remain are the ruins of the once bustling city. It is virtually deserted, its former prosperity now reduced to the very image of desolation. The other great caravan centre in the Adrar of Mauritania is CHINGUETTI. According to popular belief, it was founded by the Almoravids, though studies have suggested it was of later construction. Like Wadan, it is in a lamentable state of conservation, despite the funds donated by UNESCO in order to preserve it. The mosque is the most important building in Chinguetti and perhaps in all of Mauritania. Every year, below its minaret, of dry-stone masonry and reconstructed several times, thousands of the Turab al Bidan faithful gathered to set out on the pilgrimage to Mecca. For this reason, Chinguetti was considered the seventh holy city of Islam. The precarious state of the city is due to the inexorable advance of the desert and the circle of encroaching dunes which are slowly burying it forever. So, the people abandon their homes which, empty and unattended, in time simply crumble. The few inhabitants that still remain are elusive and the streets are empty. It is, to all intents an purposes, a ghost town. Only the odd crafts stall, where you can now buy a family’s most treasured memories, reminds us of the former splendour of Chinguetti, once the source of all erudition and knowledge in Mauritania. ▶ SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! ▶FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://planetdoc.tv/playlist-full-documentaries ▶ TRIBES | http://planetdoc.tv/playlist-tribes-documentaries ▶FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc ▶TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc ▶TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
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Mauritania: Slavery's last stronghold

Mauritania: Slavery's last stronghold

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  • Updated: 18 Mar 2012
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Mauritania's endless sea of sand dunes hides an open secret: An estimated 10% to 20% of the population lives in slavery.
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