In the 529 kms-long Nouadhibou-Nouakchott road, we passed 8 police checkpoints: documents, drugs and weapons searches. I understand: three Catalans were kidnapped by Al Qaeda on this route a year ago. But the agents seem to be there only to harass citizens (not me ’cause they don’t want to annoy foreigners) and demand bribes. Business as usual

I took this picture on kilometre 60, where the Spanish travellers were kidnaped:


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