Nouakchott

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, in a move to strengthen his personal power. "Mauritania: Political Disintegration", ''Library of Congress Country Studies'' On December 12, however, Taya ousted Haidallah in a coup while the latter was out of the country. Haidalla had been at a Franco-African Summit in Burundi ref name "NYT_1984-12-14">


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painted sea-canoes. The catch is sold on the sport and loaded onto donkey carts or ancient Renault 12's to be resold in town. The Nouakchottois go to the beaches on weekend evenings (especially in the hot season). '''Swimming''' in the sea at Nouakchott can be dangerous due to the treacherous and strong current. Do * '''Franco-Mauritanian Cultural Center''': movies, concerts, exhibits etc. * '''Stade Olympique''': run laps at the stade Olympique, or watch a soccer match. '''Fishing''': surf


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of Atar, Zouerate, Bir Moghrein, and Nouadhibou, where they witnessed "large rival demonstrations" by the Parti du Peuple Mauritanien (PPM; Ould Daddah's ruling party) and the Polisario Front. During the 2006 Dakar Rally he won the third stage, but later died from a neck injury when crashing during the ninth stage, 250 km into the 599 km special stage (Special stage (rallying)) from Nouakchott to Kiffa http


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. Rugs made of camel wool can also be purchased. Items from Mauritania's fast-disappearing nomadic lifestyle - camel saddles and wooden chests - can be purchased. Unfortunately many items for sale in Nouakchott are of shoddy workmanship. Be prepared for some determined tracking down to find a quality piece. Dakar, Senegal is also a good place to purchase jewelery from Moorish silversmiths. There is a small collection of artisans selling quality good on Autoroute Rosso, away from the airport, but it is hard to find. Sometimes referred to as the Aritsian's Market or the Zoo. Most prices given to you can usually be haggled down to about a third of the given price, so don't be afraid to walk away! * '''Markets''': the Marche Capitale and Marche Sixieme are the most interesting for purchasing local specialities and souvenirs. The Camel Market on the outskirts of town on the road to Boutilimit makes an interesting visit. Eat There is a decent variety of restaurants in Nouakchott with plates from 1000 to 3500 UM. Most restaurants in the capital offer pretty much the same menu - simple pizzas, hamburgers, sandwiches, and salads. Nicer places, such as Plan B, New Rest or Iman, will have steaks, brochettes, seafood and even curry! *There is a string of restaurants on the road from the Stade Olympique to the French Embassy. Good ones include '''Pizza Lina''', '''Cafe Liban''', and '''Le Petit Cafe'''. *'''The Sahara Cafe''', on the other side of the stadium, is also a good place for pizza, sandwiches or Lebanese, and has some of the best reasonably-priced food in town. Come by late at night for some an excellent evening of hooka and hummus! Open late. *Nearby is also '''The Sun House''', which depending on availability, will also so have alcohol if you're a westerner. *On Ave du Palais des Congres there's '''Chickandy''', which is halal Fried Chicken as well as '''Pizza Italia''', one of the better pizza shops in town. *Near Marche Capitale, there is a street of sandwich shops that offer near-identical menus, the best of which is the '''Prince''' (which taxi drivers know by name). *New-Rest, a guest house hidden behind a wall and unmarked near the stadium, has great ambiance and allows you to get away from the crowds. It has a well lit pool and tasty Nims and spaghetti. If you wish to cook, there are many large markets to be found, including '''Deja-Vu''', located next to '''Ta-ta''' on Du Gaulle, which specializes in American products. Drink Mauritania is a dry country, but alcohol can still be found if you know where to look! Many of the French and Spanish owned clubs and restaurants will have some whiskey or beer available, depending on their supply, and will run from 2000-3000 oug a drink. If you're checking in the United States embassy, ask the Marines on duty (please be subtle about it) if they're having a party! You'll have a great time in a safe place. Same can be said at just about every embassy, as the expat community is very close and will spend the weekends together. '''Monotel''' - Ran by a Spanish Father and Son, this local gets busy at around two in the morning and regularly plays hosts to Senegalese DJs. Decent restaurant and bar by day, is a fairly reliable source for whiskey. '''Naf's Cafe''' - Located behind Friso's will also have beer, whisky rum and vodka. Cafe in the American Embassy will also have drinks during the day. If you're feeling bold, simply start asking around if anyone knows where to get drinks. Several people will sell it here and there, smuggled from Senegal, but don't expect anything top shelf. A small bottle should run you around 6,000-10,000 per. Sleep * WikiPedia:Nouakchott Commons:Category:Nouakchott


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Other higher education facilities include the National School of Administration (National School of Administration (Mauritania)) and the National Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies. There are many primary and secondary schools, among the most prominent are the American International School of Nouakchott

in the world, but overexploitation by foreigners threatens this key source of revenue. The country's first deep water port opened near Nouakchott in 1986. In recent years, drought and economic mismanagement have resulted in a buildup of foreign debt. In March 1999, the government signed an agreement with a joint World Bank-International Monetary Fund mission on a $54 million enhanced structural adjustment facility (ESAF). The economic objectives have been set for 1999-2002


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Consulate General in Jerusalem from 1985 to 1987, where his second daughter Elizabeth was born in 1986. In this position, he coordinated U.S. economic assistance to the Palestinian (Palestinian people) population in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. ideology Centre-left; Republicanism headquarters Federal Secretariat Nouakchott, Mauritania international At its heyday, the airline


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news_detail.asp?NewsID 22334 themedialine.org, Generals Seize Power in Mauritanian Coup Mauritanian lawmaker, Mohammed Al Mukhtar, announced that "many of the country's people were supporting the takeover attempt and the government is "an authoritarian regime" and that the president had "marginalized the majority in parliament." ap.google.com, Renegade army officers stage coup

news.bbc.co.uk, Troops stage 'coup' in Mauritania ap.google.com, Coup under way in Mauritania: president's office In the apparently successful and bloodless coup d'├ętat, Abdallahi daughter, Amal Mint Cheikh Abdallahi said: "The security agents of the BASEP (Presidential Security Battalion) came to our home and took away my


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tensions between Arabs and blacks escalated. There was discrimination and retaliation by Arabs and blacks. Mauritania:History. ''LookLex''. Accessed 25 August 2009. There were three days of "bread riots" starting January 21, 1995. The city has had rapid growth, driven by the north African drought since the beginning of the 1970s: many have moved here


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of the Mauritanian economy, with three-quarters of service sector enterprises located in the city as of 1999. As of 1999, 90% of the city's economic activity consisted of informal transactions. Some inhabitants have multiple addresses and maintain strong ties with their regions of origin, at times returning for labor.

in Africa Category:Populated places in Mauritania Category:Planned cities Category:Regions of Mauritania Since Mauritania negotiated a boundary dispute with Mali in 1963, ties between the two countries have been mostly cordial. Handloff, Robert E. "Relations with Other African States". In ''Mauritania: A Country Study'' (Robert E. Handloff, editor). Library of Congress Federal Research Division (June 1988

''Mauritania: A Country Study'' (Robert E. Handloff, editor). Library of Congress Federal Research Division (June 1988). ''This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.'' The growing split between blacks and Maures in Mauritania has, however, affected ties with Senegal, which sees itself as championing the rights of Mauritania's black minority. Under Taya (Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya), relations between the two


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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

Nouakchott

'''Nouakchott''' ( is the capital (Capital (political)) 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 Mauritanian economy and is home to a port that handles 500,000 tonnes of cargo per year. A significant part of the population leads a nomadic lifestyle, setting up tents and relocating within the city. The city hosts the University of Nouakchott and several markets.

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