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Mauritania’s former desert jewel, forgotten and fading

TICHITT, Mauritania | AFP |  A few centuries ago, Tichitt was a citadel of trade where Saharan merchants bearing gold, salt and cloth would stop to water their camels and haggle. Today, red-and-white signs in the sand dunes point to where this once great hub of commerce and centre of Islamic …

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