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Video: Mauritanian Sahara delights tourists again after years blighted by terror

© Mehdi Meddeb

After years blighted by terror attacks, tourists are beginning to return to Mauritania. Charter flights between Paris and the Mauritanian Sahara resumed in December 2017. Tourists can now re-discover the country’s vast sand dunes and rich cultural heritage, such as Chinguetti, seen as the seventh holy city of Islam. The revival is an economic windfall but also a test for Mauritania, which is keen to stand out from its terror-hit neighbours. FRANCE 24’s Mehdi Meddeb and Stéphane Kenech report.

>> Debate: "How to patrol the Sahara? The challenges facing G5 Sahel joint force"

By Mehdi MEDDEB , Stéphane KENECH , Bandit Prod for France 24

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