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History of Mauretania – African History

By |2017-05-24T09:26:43+00:00May 24th, 2017|Africa, History|

At the end of the Middle Ages, most people in Mauritania made their living either by fishing on the Atlantic coast, or by gathering and selling gum arabic - the hardened sap of the wild acacia tree, used north of the Sahara and all over the Mediterranean and West Asia for printing patterns onto cloth. [...]