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The train that keeps Mauritania connected - 19 April 08

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Uploaded on Apr 19, 2008

The West African country of Mauritania is host to one of the longest trains in the world.

The train is mainly used to transport iron ore from the mines to ports on the Atlantic Ocean, but it also provides a lifeline for many Mauritanians who live deep in the Sahara desert.

Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker has the story.

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