Most Irrelevant Country of the Week

COME ENJOY THE SPLENDOR OF MAURITANIA: Because slavery and nomads make a really, really irrelevant country.

Largely composed of desert, the Arab country "officially" banned slavery in 1981 and is one of three countries to forge ties with Israel.

Despite its status as one of the poorest countries in the world, Mauritania is considered a US ally on the "war on terror"...oh yeah, before Ely Ould Mohammed Vall staged a coup while President Taya was out of the country for a funeral.

Classy Vall, classy.

Cheers to a country full of desert and crippling poverty.

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