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How Mauritania copes with climate change

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Nouakchott is the capital and the largest city of Mauritania.
Nouakchott is the capital and the largest city of Mauritania. Alexandra Pugachevsky/CC/Wikimedia

Thunderstorms have begun in Nouakchott, marking the start of the Mauritanian capital's short rainy season. It's a worrying time for residents, given that Nouakchott is close to the Atlantic Ocean and it's below sea-level. Added to that is the effects of climate change. In the past three years flooding has become commonplace. Alex Duval Smith reports on how the city is coping.

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