Latest posts by Thalia Rahme from December, 2012
Few people know about Mauritania, that African state. Even fewer know that it is a member of the Arab League, thus part of the Arab World. But too much has happened in 2012 in Mauritania. Despite the low rate of internet penetration, young people and activists are resorting to social media platforms in an attempt to say: We exist and to draw the world's attention to their country.
The 28th of November should have been a happy day for Mauritanians as it marks the country's independence from France. However, it also brings back sad and bloody memories, since it reminds them that on that same day in 1990, an ethnic cleansing was perpetrated within the Mauritanian Army, reports Ahmed Jedou