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Mauritania: Black Mauritanians Fear for their Citizenship as Census Proceeds

Bakari Guèye in Magharebia reports that the city of Kaedi erupted into violence on September 24 and 30, 2011, because the black community feared that the census would be used as a discriminatory tool to relegate them to second class citizen status. Babacar Justin Ndiaye explains that only Black Mauritanians are asked to produce documentation [fr] that would justify their Mauritanian citizenship.

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