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Mauritania: “Knowledge for All” Campaign to Collect 30,000 Books

A group of Mauritanian activists initiated a Facebook campaign entitled “Knowledge for all” [ar], which aiming to gather 30,000 books before Mauritania's Independence day [Nov 28] and hand them to the National Library. The campaign was met by great enthusiasm from Mauritanian intellectuals and figures, who praised the campaign and and donated many books. Hussein Ould Mohammed Omar blogged about the initiative [ar]:

The group started their campaign by a Facebook announcement on the page dedicated for the event for those who would like to donate books. After that they suggested visiting important figures in the culture sector. The group members were leading the campaign by donating old books themselves. The Egyptian Cultural Center, which is an active cultural party in Mauritania, also contributed by donating some of their special magazines.

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