Nouadhibou


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Nouadhibou

 

(formerly Port-Etienne), a port city in Mauritania, on Lévrier Bay; capital of the eighth administrative region. Population, 11,000 (1970).

Nouadhibou is the center of Mauritania’s fishing industry; its four modern fish-processing plants and two more traditional enterprises handled more than 60,000 tons of fish in 1972. The city also has an oxyacetylene plant, a shipyard, and a thermal electric power plant. There is an international airport nearby. The ore port of Cansado is located 10 km south of Nouadhibou’s port. Both ports together handle more than 9 million tons of freight a year. Cansado is linked by rail with the iron ore deposits at Kediet Ijill.

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Il a fait une escale a Nouadhibou, la ville mauritanienne la plus au nord sur l'Atlantique, avant de decoller vers- l'inconnu.
Description : Rich from the successful experience of the awareness of POPS for 100 people moughataa Dar Naim, Teyaret, Ksar and Sebkha, the organization called: Association for Women's Capacity Development wants to extend this experience to the wilayas of inside through the organization of a caravan that will stay in the cities of Nouadhibou, Rosso and Kaedi which constitute large areas of concentration not only of humans but of all kinds of waste including Pops to educate residents of these cities on the major effects and impacts of POPs chemicals and hazards they impose on human health and the immediate environment.
The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank Group, signed today with the Free Zone Authority of Nouadhibou a technical assistance agreement to support the expansion of the fishery sector in Mauritania.
Travelling from Nouadhibou in the north to the capital Nouakchott in the south, Chris and his interpreter Ahmed Taleb witness the sight of a thousand boats fighting to get through the violent surf as it breaks on to the beaches and also discover a secret paradise where the desert meets the sea and millions of birds feed on the teeming fish.
DEAL SIGNING: For the signature ceremony, Aqaba authority was represented by its Chairman Kamel Mahadin, Nouadhibou Authority by its Secretary General Gilani Ould Cheikh and ICD by Farid Masmoudi, director of Business Development and Partnerships.
The Malian president visited a number of installations serving economic interests such as the Nouakchott and Nouadhibou commercial ports, before flying back to the Malian capital Bamako on Sunday.
He was arrested on Thursday in Nouadhibou in the northwest of the country, an Islamic republic, and "was convicted of lack of respect for the prophet," and jailed, the source said.
The company flies four times weekly to Zoueratt via Nouadhibou in the country, and plans are being made to get a small aircraft (either a turboprop or similar) for the interior and ad hoc request for short trips.
The most recent evidence was seen on February 2nd, when ten defendants were arraigned amid tight security measures in Mauritania's economic capital of Nouadhibou for possession of two tonnes of drugs.
On December 19, 2009, two Italian citizens were kidnapped by AQIM agents while traveling near Kobenni, in eastern Mauritania, and in November 2009, three Spanish NGO workers were kidnapped from their vehicle while driving from Nouadhibou to Nouakchott.