MAURITANIA

Mauritania, a surprising transition between the Maghreb and black Africa. Mauritania is a mysterious country, where landscapes become so vast that the only constraint we have is our own thirst for freedom. These daily impressions of finding yourself lost at the end of the world and then, after having travelled for hours in a packed vehicle, you finally reach a Moorish tent or a Fulani camp, in the middle of the desert. This kind of places so far away from the rest of the world, abandoned to the whims of sand and the solitude of their destiny.


Mauritania is also a country of particular interest because of its ethnic diversity. Population, firmly rooted in tribes, is divided between black Africans and Arab-Berber. But this ethnic diversity doesn't exist without problems. Mauritania is one of the last countries in the world where there are still slavery practices, even though it was officially abolished. Racism and social domination of the Moors on white black ethnic groups could not be more obvious.