Senegal & Mauritania

Senegal and Mauritania are the two westernmost nations on Africa's mainland, but that's where their similarities end. Mauritania is five times the size of Senegal, but 90 percent of the country is a desert. Senegal has four times Mauritania's population and was the capital of French West Africa. Senegal remains a traport hub for West Africa; Mauritania is now one of Africa's latest oil producers.

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