French Travel warning hurts Mauritania economy

Posted on January 24, 2012 • Filed under: Africa, Tourist Warning

Mauritanian Tourism Minister Bamba Ould Dramane has recently criticised the French government’s reports on security in northern Mauritania, describing them as “unfounded”. The 2010-2011 reports “are not accurate and are harmful to Mauritania’s economic interests”, he said in a statement aired on a state-run television on January 6th. “They are paralysing tourism in Adrar (the country’s biggest tourist area) and some other provinces.” Read article

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