Despite the rain, employees either cycled 50-75 km or ran or walked 10km in downtown Toronto to raise money for the charity.Not far from our Tasiast gold mine are rich finds of another kind; buried cultural treasures, including stone tools and tombs dating as far back as 9,000 ago that our Tasiast team is helping to preserve and protect.The image would seem archaic, dating back to a bygone era when men and women were called upon to serve others without any right to eat the food of those who claim to be their masters.And yet this image persists in one country, Mauritania, where the freedom required for each citizen in order to fully exercise their rights is all too often missing.
Some of the sites that have been discovered include Neolithic occupation and burial sites, thought to be approximately 2,800 – 9,000 years old.) is a ksar or a Berber medieval trading center in northern Mauritania, located on the Adrar Plateau east of Atar.Founded in the 13th century as the center of several trans-Saharan trade routes, this small city continues to attract a handful of visitors who admire its spare architecture, scenery and ancient libraries.The European Union has renewed a four year fishing agreement with Mauritania that will allow over 100 EU vessels into Mauritania’s waters in return for funding that will support local fishing communities. Since 2009, EU imports of fish stock for local consumption have risen by 6% each year. The agreement, which was greenlit by the European Parliament, is an avenue for the member states to bolster a burgeoning domestic demand for fish that the bloc is unable to satisfy.