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(LBG) Mauritania Airlines Boeing 737-800 5T-CLE

Le Bourget Novembre 2018 Landing runway 07




Mauritania, at the beach

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Mauritania, at the beach




Mauritania

Second long trip to Mauritania this year, remarkable population, proud and elegant




Mountainous Sand Sea

Challenging driving conditions in Mauritania, west Africa. Myself and a feature writer had been sent by the now defunct 'Today' newspaper to accompany an expedition travelling deep into the Mauritanian Sahara desert, to locate the site of a BOAC Hermes aircraft that had crash landed in 1952.

More importantly, the expedition members included the widow of the first officer on the doomed flight, the only person not to survive the crash. Ted Haslam had received a 'bump' on the head, which didn't seem serious at the time, but sadly, he died some days later at an oasis where passengers and crew were being cared for by local people before the eventual rescue.

We were taking his widow, Olwen to visit his grave for the first time in 50 years. Before the days of sat nav, the exact location of the oasis was sketchy, and we travelled via southern Algeria where the group had delivered medical supplies to a Saharawi refugee camp.

Then, former members of the Polisario guided us into northern Mauritania and across such obstacles as the sand sea pictured here. I seem to remember it took a good week, before we reached the oasis. To all our relief, we found Ted's grave in almost pristine condition, having been cared for by the local people. It was a great comfort to Olwen.

Ten years later, I was to return to the oasis, with Olwen and a BBC crew who made a documentary for the 'Meet The Anscestors' series. Notwithstanding the arduous conditions, it was without doubt one of the most poignant stories I've ever covered.

Mauritania, West Africa. October 2002. © David Hill.




No Food on Shelves

The 2017–18 Qatar diplomatic crisis began in June 2017, when Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, the Maldives, Mauritania, Senegal, Djibouti, the Comoros, Jordan, the Tobruk-based Libyan government, and the Hadi-led Yemeni government severed diplomatic relations with Qatar and banned Qatar airplanes and ships from entering their airspace and sea routes along with Saudi Arabia blocking the only land crossing.
Therefore all the Saudi product were stopped at once !

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017%E2%80%9318_Qatar_diplomatic_cr...




Empty Shelves

The 2017–18 Qatar diplomatic crisis began in June 2017, when Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, the Maldives, Mauritania, Senegal, Djibouti, the Comoros, Jordan, the Tobruk-based Libyan government, and the Hadi-led Yemeni government severed diplomatic relations with Qatar and banned Qatar airplanes and ships from entering their airspace and sea routes along with Saudi Arabia blocking the only land crossing.
Therefore all the Saudi product were stopped at once !

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017%E2%80%9318_Qatar_diplomatic_cr...




Keep Off The Grass

A desert football pitch on the outskirts of the Saharan town of Chinguetti, in Mauritania.

Mauritania, West Africa.
October 2002. © David Hill




Les chameliers.Erg Amatlich, Mauritanie.jpg

Minolta digital camera




2 hommes de dos. Marché d'Agades, Niger.jpg

Minolta digital camera




Omar Ould Badjeina Agriculteur de décrue, Dar el Brakna, région Brakna Ouest, Mauritanie

Omar Ould Badjeina
A flood recession farmer, Dar el Brakna, from West Brakna Region, Mauritania




Mamadou Abdul Seck. Agriculteur à Louboudou, Région Brakna Ouest, Mauritanie Le projet PAHABO a agrandi sa zone de récolte, il travaille désormais avec sa famille.

Mamadou Abdul
A farmer at Louboudou, Brakna West Region, Mauritania
The PAHABO project has expanded his harvest area. He now works with his family to boost capacity.




Pont de N’diorol, région Brakna Ouest, Mauritanie Le projet PAHABO a été particulièrement favorable à l’intégration dans les circuits économiques des femmes qui représentent près 57% de la population de la zone.

N’diorol bridge, West Brakna Region, Mauritania
The PAHABO project has enriched the income of women, who represent nearly 57% of the population of the zone, and empowered them.




Village de N’diorol, région Brakna Ouest. Le projet PAHABO a permis d’améliorer les conditions de vie de nombreuses familles qui ont pu construire leurs habitats en « dur » avec des accès directs à des robinets d’eau potable.

N’diorol village, West Brakna Region.
The PAHABO project has improved the living conditions of many families who have been able to build concrete houses and accessed water directly from the tap.




Femmes de la coopérative du village travaillant au champ. Elles sont bénéficiaires du projet PAHABO Village de N’diorol, région Brakna Ouest, Mauritanie

Women from the village cooperative working on the N’diorol village field, West Brakna Region , Mauritania. They benefit from PAHABO project.




Les frères Atta Abdul et Mamadou Abdul Seck, agriculteurs à Louboudou, région Brakna Ouest, Mauritanie. Grâce au projet Pahabo, ils ont peu acquérir une moto-pompe, ce qui a permis d’améliorer leur production.

Atta Abdul and Mamadou Abdul Seck brothers, farmers at Louboudou, West Brakna Region, Mauritania.
The PAHABO project provided them with farming tools, including a motor pump which led to improved yields.




Les frères Atta Abdul et Mamadou Abdul Seck, agriculteurs et bénéficiaire du projet PAHABO se rendent au champ en début de journée, à Louboudou, région Brakna Ouest, Mauritanie.

Brothers Atta Abdul and Mamadou Abdul Seck, farmers and beneficiary of the PAHABO project going to the field at the beginning of the day, in Louboudou, West Brakna Region, Mauritania




Oumou Salif Diop Présidente de la coopérative N’diorol et bénéficiaire du projet PAHOBO Village de N’diorol, région Brakna Ouest, Mauritanie.

Oumou Salif Diop
Head of the N'diorol cooperative and a beneficiary of the PAHABO project.
N’diorol village, West Brakna Region, Mauritania




Femmes du village de N’diorlo, région Brakna Ouest, Mauritanie Le projet PAHABO a été particulièrement favorable à l’intégration dans les circuits économiques des femmes qui représentent près 57% de la population de la zone.

Women from N’diorol bridge, West Brakna Region, Mauritania
The PAHABO project has enriched the income of women, who represent, who represent nearly 57% of of the zone, and empowered them.




Route de Louboudou, région Brakna Ouest, Mauritanie La construction de digues et de ponts a permis de désenclaver de nombreux villages de la région du Brakna Ouest.

Louboudou Road, West Brakna Region, Mauritania
The construction of dikes and bridges has opened up many villages in the Brakna West region.




Projet d’Aménagement Hydro - agricole du Brakna - ouest (PAHABO)

Village de N’diorol, région Brakna Ouest, Mauritanie
Le projet a permis le curage et la réhabilitation du marigot de N’diorol qui prend sa source au Fleuve Sénégal. L’opération a permis d’augmenter les surfaces cultivables et irriguées en passant de 300 ha à près de 7000 ha.

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Village of N'diorol, West Brakna region, Mauritania
The project led to the cleaning and rehabilitation of the N'diorol marigot which has its source in the Senegal River. The operation made it possible to increase the cultivable and irrigated areas from 300 ha to nearly 7000 ha.





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