Kaedi is the largest city and administrative center of the Gorgol Region of Southern Mauritania, a country located on the Atlantic coast of West Africa. Kaedi was the second capital and one of the commerce ports for French West Africa, known in the past as “Afrique occidentale francaise.”
Dimbe, translated from the Fula language, means “Kaedi shaken.” Legend states that Kaedi is so rich with
resources and wealth that all of the leaders of the world would gather in the
city to “shake loose” the riches to carry back to their native countries.