The black population of Brakna, the majority of them Peul, suffered from a brutal repression by the Mauritian army which attempted to expel them to Senegal in 1989. Afterwards, there were droughts and floods. Extracting and channelling water from the Senegal River was the first step taken by the local population to make the lands fertile so that eight women's cooperatives could work them. Brakna, Mauritania.
- © Tomàs Abella
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- Women of Water (Ethiopia, Chad, Mauritania, Burkina Faso), Mauritania