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CCTV’s epic journey through the Sahara begins in Mauritania. But before making our way to the desert, we explore the capital city’s famous fish market. Right on the shores of the North Atlantic, Nouakchott’s ‘Port de Peche' is a vibrant scene of colourful sights, sounds and smells, as Lindy Mtongana discovers.
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The West African country is a haven for fishermen. Its waters are filled with a diverse abundance of fish, attracting migrant workers from neighbouring Senegal and Gambia. But it also attracts illegal fishing trawlers from even further. CCTV's Maria Galang spent an afternoon at Port de Peche in the capital, a workplace for many of Nouakchott's minority groups.
Mauritania's endless sea of sand dunes hides an open secret: An estimated 10% to 20% of the population lives in slavery.
An adventure trip across most of Mauritania's deserts and then along the Atlantic coast: in the first part, we travel across theTrarza Erg, visiting lost villages and bedouin tents, meeting camel herds and lonely riders, and camping right in the middle of unending seas of pink and orange sand dunes
In 2011, a severe lack of rainfall led to drought in Mauritania. Crop production fell. Families and livestock went hungry.Malnutrition rates were high; up to 22 per cent in Brakna region.The Mauritanian Red Crescent and IFRC responded, supporting 28 women's cooperatives. Seeds, technical expertise and tools were provided. Vegetable gardens now flourish in the desert.
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 ...
Mauritania has launched a global fisheries transparency initiative that is expected to unlock a major obstacle to sustainable fishing - the secretive nature of fishing contracts. Overfishing and other threats have been blamed for a 50 percent drop in fish stocks around the world.
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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 t...
Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Mauritania is being invaded by typha, a thick type of plant that has sprung up and is growing all over the North African country, destroying other species and even forcing people to leave their homes. However, there is a silver lining. Local scientists have found that the typha reeds also have a use: they can be turned into coal, which is very useful for cooking. Our colleagues from France 2 report. A programme prepared by Emerald Maxwell, Wassim Cornet and Florence Viala. http://www.france24.com/en/reportages Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRAN...
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
Second part of the Mauritania adventure trip : a short visit to the market of Atar for some provisions, then to the hidden Oasis of Terjit for a quick shower, then again through sandy and rocky desert and thru the Amojjar high pass, with heavy military escort due to the proximity to dangerous borders . Old french forts and paleo graffiti in the mountains caves, and then downward to the Holy City of Cinquetti. its world famous library of medieval manuscripts and its historical rundown buildings