Mauritania

Country Mauritania
Capital Nouakchott
Continent Africa
Currency Ouguiya(MRO)
Languages Arabic, Pulaar, Soninke, Wolof, French, Zenaga & Berber

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Independent from France in 1960, Mauritania annexed the southern third of the former Spanish Sahara (now Western Sahara) in 1976 but relinquished it after three years of raids by the Polisario guerrilla front seeking independence for the territory. Maaouya Ould Sid Ahmed TAYA seized power in a coup in 1984 and ruled Mauritania with a heavy hand for more than two decades. A series of presidential elections that he held were widely seen as flawed. A bloodless coup in August 2005 deposed President TAYA and ushered in a military council that oversaw a transition to democratic rule. Independent candidate Sidi Ould Cheikh ABDALLAHI was inaugurated in April 2007 as Mauritania's first freely and fairly elected president. His term ended prematurely in August 2008 when a military junta led by General Mohamed Ould Abdel AZIZ deposed him and ushered in a military council government. AZIZ was subsequently elected president in July 2009. The country continues to experience ethnic tensions among its black population (Afro-Mauritanians) and white and black Moor (Arab-Berber) communities, and is having to confront a growing terrorism threat by al-Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

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Authorities in Mauritania must immediately and unconditionally release two famous bloggers who have been in detention for two months solely for posting on ...



Mauritania name Africa Cup of Nations squad - Euronews EnglishMauritania name Africa Cup of Nations squad  Euronews English

NOUKACHOTT (Reuters) - Mauritania on Tuesday named the following 23-man squad for next month's Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt: Goalkeepers: ...



Afcon: Mauritania, Angola and Mali unveil preliminary squads for Africa Cup of Nations - Goal.comAfcon: Mauritania, Angola and Mali unveil preliminary squads for Africa Cup of Nations  Goal.com

Afcon: Mauritania, Angola and Mali have released their provisional squads for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations.



Africa Cup of Nations: Debutants Mauritania name squad - BBC SportAfrica Cup of Nations: Debutants Mauritania name squad  BBC Sport

Debutants Mauritania name a 23-man squad and seven standby players for the Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt.



My Brother Is Stuck in a Mauritanian Prison - The AtlanticMy Brother Is Stuck in a Mauritanian Prison  The Atlantic

His arrest—after unmasking an alleged Ponzi scheme—underlines the dangers of the United States turning a blind eye to corruption in the developing world.



Kuwait denies Mauritania exemption on debt interest – Middle East Monitor - Middle East MonitorKuwait denies Mauritania exemption on debt interest – Middle East Monitor  Middle East Monitor

Kuwait denied news saying that it exempted Mauritania from debt interest, pointing out that it had replaced interests with investment opportunities. Kuwait's ...



Mauritania's opposition expresses concerns over electoral process - Journalducameroun.com - EnglishMauritania's opposition expresses concerns over electoral process  Journalducameroun.com - English

Published on 21.05.2019 at 15h21 by APA News. Share. The Electoral Alliance of the Democratic Opposition in Mauritania (AEOD), which includes four of the ...



Mauritania: Lt. Gen. Al-Burhan Sends Thanks and Appreciation Message to President of Mauritania - AllAfrica.comMauritania: Lt. Gen. Al-Burhan Sends Thanks and Appreciation Message to President of Mauritania  AllAfrica.com

Chairman of the Transitional Military Council, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Fattah Al-Burhan, has sent a message of thanks and appreciation to the President of the Islamic ...



Mauritania: Food Assistance Fact Sheet - Updated April 24, 2019 - Mauritania - ReliefWebMauritania: Food Assistance Fact Sheet - Updated April 24, 2019 - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Mauritania about Food and Nutrition, Health, Children, Refugees, Drought and more; published on 24 Apr 2019 by USAID.



Saudi Arabia expands trade ties with Mauritania - ArabnewsSaudi Arabia expands trade ties with Mauritania  Arabnews

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia is looking to expand its trade and investment links with Mauritania at a high-level forum that kicked off on Monday in the Mauritanian ...



Mauritanian blogger escaped the death penalty, but remains behind bars - AdvoxMauritanian blogger escaped the death penalty, but remains behind bars  Advox

Despite having his death sentence commuted more than a year ago, Mauritanian blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir is still in prison. Ould Mkhaitir was ...



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Kosmos Energy (KOS) +5% pre-market after saying it has started a formal process to sell down its interest offshore Mauritania and Senegal to ~10% and expec.



Kosmos Realigns Senegal/Mauritania Interests - OE DigitalKosmos Realigns Senegal/Mauritania Interests  OE Digital

American upstream oil and gas company Kosmos Energy has commenced the process of scaling down its stake in the lucrative Greater Tortue Anheyim gas ...



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English Situation Report on Mauritania about Contributions, Coordination, Children, Refugees and more; published on 15 Apr 2019 by UNHCR.



UNICEF Mauritania Humanitarian Situation Report (January - March 2019) - Mauritania - ReliefWebUNICEF Mauritania Humanitarian Situation Report (January - March 2019) - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Mauritania about Contributions, Coordination, Children, Refugees, Drought and more; published on 31 Mar 2019 by UNICEF.



Despite Gains, Mauritania’s Road to Defeat Slavery is Long and Bumpy - The Globe PostDespite Gains, Mauritania’s Road to Defeat Slavery is Long and Bumpy  The Globe Post

Despite small gains, the road to defeat all forms of slavery and human trafficking in Mauritania is long and paved with obstacles.



WFP Mauritania Country Brief, January 2019 - Mauritania - ReliefWebWFP Mauritania Country Brief, January 2019 - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Mauritania about Education, Food and Nutrition, Children, Refugees and more; published on 31 Jan 2019 by WFP.



Falklands, Mauritania investments bring Pereira's sales up 5% - Undercurrent NewsFalklands, Mauritania investments bring Pereira's sales up 5%  Undercurrent News

Vigo, Spain-based Grupo Pereira saw its 2018 sales reach €155 million -- up 5% year-on-year -- after putting a total of €23m into fishing in the Falklands and ...



IOM, Partners Carry Out Displacement Crisis Simulation Exercise at the Senegal-Mauritania Border - Senegal - ReliefWebIOM, Partners Carry Out Displacement Crisis Simulation Exercise at the Senegal-Mauritania Border - Senegal  ReliefWeb

Bakel – More than 300 people took part in a fifth cross-border crisis simulation exercise organized Thursday by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) ...



Mauritania: leaders of 12 parties press for release of political figure held in Saudi Arabia - The North Africa PostMauritania: leaders of 12 parties press for release of political figure held in Saudi Arabia  The North Africa Post

Leaders of the 12 parties aligned with the Mauritanian ruling regime have demanded authorities to intervene and secure the release of a political leader who ...



Mauritania: Six Candidates to Run for Presidential Elections - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishMauritania: Six Candidates to Run for Presidential Elections  Asharq Al-awsat English

Mauritania's Constitutional Council on Thursday released a provisional list of six candidates for the 22 June presidential election. The list includes candidate of ...



Sahel: Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, the Niger and Senegal Regional overview - April 2019 - Mali - ReliefWebSahel: Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, the Niger and Senegal Regional overview - April 2019 - Mali  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Mali and 5 other countries about Agriculture, Food and Nutrition and IDPs; published on 29 Apr 2019 by FAO.



CRC Meets Gambians in Mauritania - Foroyaa onlineCRC Meets Gambians in Mauritania  Foroyaa online

The Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) has successfully held another public consultation in the Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott on Thursday 2nd May, ...



If you don't know anyone in Mauritania, don't call the scammers back - MagnoliareporterIf you don't know anyone in Mauritania, don't call the scammers back  Magnoliareporter

The Federal Communications Commission is alerting consumers to reported waves of "One Ring" or "Wangiri" scam robocalls targeting specific area codes in ...



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The scoping study results indicate that Lobo-Marte could produce about 4.1-million ounces of gold, at 1.2 g/t, over a ten-year mine life, Kinross said this week.



Middle-of-the-night call from Mauritania? Watch out for this robocall phishing scam - KomandoMiddle-of-the-night call from Mauritania? Watch out for this robocall phishing scam  Komando

A new phone scam is a real eye-opener. It's the middle of the night and your mobile phone rings just once. You wake up and your heart is pounding because ...



Date Fruit Market to Witness Massive Growth|Turkey, Mauritania, Qatar - MajoReportsDate Fruit Market to Witness Massive Growth|Turkey, Mauritania, Qatar  MajoReports

Latest Study on Industrial Growth of Global Date Fruit Market 2019-2025. A detailed study accumulated to offer Latest insights about acute features of the Date ...



315 area code hit by mysterious phone calls from Mauritania, other countries: Scam Watch - WSYR315 area code hit by mysterious phone calls from Mauritania, other countries: Scam Watch  WSYR

Countless owners of 315-area code phone numbers were woken up overnight Monday into Tuesday, receiving a series of phone calls from strange numbers in ...



UN envoy extols Mauritania's national security - Journalducameroun.com - EnglishUN envoy extols Mauritania's national security  Journalducameroun.com - English

Published on 16.05.2019 at 16h21 by APA News. Share. Mauritania is an example to follow in terms of stability, in a region dealing with major security ...



Mauritania "blasphemy blogger" still in jail - RFI EnglishMauritania "blasphemy blogger" still in jail  RFI English

A Mauritanian blogger who came to world attention after being given the death penalty for blasphemy is being held in "temporary detention" despite serving jail ...



International robocalls bombard Arizonans in the middle of the night - ABC15 ArizonaInternational robocalls bombard Arizonans in the middle of the night  ABC15 Arizona

PHOENIX — If you were blasted by robocalls recently in the middle of the night, you're not alone. The Arizona Attorney General's Office and the Federal ...



Morocco Current Events, Latest News - Morocco World NewsMorocco Current Events, Latest News  Morocco World News

Mauritania participated in the two Western Sahara roundtable discussions in Geneva that the UN-sponsored. Morocco World News.



Kuwait debunks Mauritania's claim it has written off interests on principal - The North Africa PostKuwait debunks Mauritania's claim it has written off interests on principal  The North Africa Post

Kuwait Thursday denied Mauritania's state news agency report that it has wiped out the interests on loans it had granted to the North African country, explaining ...



Kuwait’s Emir Holds Talks with Mauritanian President - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishKuwait’s Emir Holds Talks with Mauritanian President  Asharq Al-awsat English

Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah held talks with Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz at the Bayan Palace on Monday. Ould Abdel ...



Time for action on Muslim Brotherhood's European activities - Arab NewsTime for action on Muslim Brotherhood's European activities  Arab News

Fighting the Muslim Brotherhood should be at the top of the agenda of the next Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) meeting in Makkah on May 30. When the ...



Burkina Faso Seeks Broad Sahel Anti-Terror Coalition - VOA NewsBurkina Faso Seeks Broad Sahel Anti-Terror Coalition  VOA News

The foreign minister of Burkina Faso called Thursday on the international community to consider creating a counterterrorism coalition, like the ones for Iraq and ...



Kenyan court due to rule on decriminalising homosexuality - EWNKenyan court due to rule on decriminalising homosexuality  EWN

Gay rights organisations are asking the court to scrap two sections of the penal code that criminalise homosexuality.



Mauritania at a crossroads - African Business MagazineMauritania at a crossroads  African Business Magazine

As Mauritania announces the date of its presidential elections, the result of the vote will have far-reaching consequences on the country's economic agenda and ...



"The Sahel is a strategic priority for the EU and its member states": Council adopts conclusions - EU News"The Sahel is a strategic priority for the EU and its member states": Council adopts conclusions  EU News

On 13 May 2019, the Council adopted conclusions on the Sahel.



Mauritania: 2 Bloggers Held for Defamation - Human Rights WatchMauritania: 2 Bloggers Held for Defamation  Human Rights Watch

Mauritanian authorities should free two bloggers arrested on March 22, 2019, and drop all charges related to their peaceful expression, Human Rights Watch ...



Mauritania bloggers expose president link to property ponzi - QuartzMauritania bloggers expose president link to property ponzi  Quartz

Mauritania is a country that is rarely on the global news agenda, and this seems to suit its leaders just fine. Now, the arrest of two bloggers is bringing unwanted ...



Alfred Duncan out of AFCON 2019 with ankle injury - GhanaWebAlfred Duncan out of AFCON 2019 with ankle injury  GhanaWeb

Sassuolo and Black Stars midfielder, Alfred Duncan, has been ruled out of the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, with an ankle injury he sustained two months ago, ...



Mauritania: Repressive Laws Restrict Peaceful Speech - Human Rights WatchMauritania: Repressive Laws Restrict Peaceful Speech  Human Rights Watch

Mauritanian authorities used a litany of harsh and overbroad laws on terrorism, cybercrime, apostasy, and criminal defamation to prosecute and jail human rights ...



Mauritania jails bloggers Abderrahmane Weddady and Cheikh Ould Jiddou on false news charges - CPJ Press Freedom OnlineMauritania jails bloggers Abderrahmane Weddady and Cheikh Ould Jiddou on false news charges  CPJ Press Freedom Online

New York, March 28, 2019 -- Mauritanian authorities should immediately release bloggers Abderrahmane Weddady and Cheikh Ould Jiddou and stop detaining ...



Mauritanian blogger's death penalty pardoned, but he is still in prison - THE WEEKMauritanian blogger's death penalty pardoned, but he is still in prison  THE WEEK

Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir, a blogger was sentenced to death publishing a blog entitled 'Religion, Religiosity and Craftsmen' in December 2013. He was ...



How Mauritania exports religion to Saudi Arabia—And not just the other way around - Brookings InstitutionHow Mauritania exports religion to Saudi Arabia—And not just the other way around  Brookings Institution

Mauritania has much to offer Saudi Arabia—making Mauritania not just a recipient of Saudi Arabian outreach, but also a contributor to Saudi Arabia's own ...



My brother is in jail in Mauritania — for reporting on a massive fraud - The Washington PostMy brother is in jail in Mauritania — for reporting on a massive fraud  The Washington Post

Nasser Weddady is a Mauritanian American activist known for his social media activism during the Arab Spring. Imagine that convicted U.S. investor and ...



Improving the Living Conditions of Refugee Host Communities in Mauritania - Mauritania - ReliefWebImproving the Living Conditions of Refugee Host Communities in Mauritania - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

Nouakchott - The Hodh Ech Chargui region of Mauritania faces challenges linked to access to water and animal health, with livestock being the only means of ...



Mauritania President Ould Abdel Aziz marches to fight hate speech - Aljazeera.comMauritania President Ould Abdel Aziz marches to fight hate speech  Aljazeera.com

President Ould Abdel Aziz launches rally aimed at dampening ethnic tensions between Arab-Berbers and Haratines.



Mauritania: UNHCR Operational Update as of 15 February 2019 - Mauritania - ReliefWebMauritania: UNHCR Operational Update as of 15 February 2019 - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Mauritania about Agriculture, Contributions, Children, Refugees and more; published on 15 Feb 2019 by UNHCR.



Helispeed announces 12-month pilot support agreement with Heliconia Aero Solutions - Vertical MagazineHelispeed announces 12-month pilot support agreement with Heliconia Aero Solutions  Vertical Magazine

Global aviation business, Helispeed, based at Blackpool Airport, has agreed to a 12-month deal with Moroccan-based Heliconia Aero Solutions to support the ...



Mauritania to hold presidential election on June 22 - africanewsMauritania to hold presidential election on June 22  africanews

Mauritania on Wednesday set June 22 for the first round of elections to succeed President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who is stepping down after his second ...



Iran's aggressions the focus of 'emergency' Arab summit | TheHill - The HillIran's aggressions the focus of 'emergency' Arab summit | TheHill  The Hill

What's the collective noun for a group of Arab leaders? A summit. What's the distinguishing feature of an Arab summit? Cynics would say there isn't one.



Trump cuts off trade with Mauritania over slavery - Quartz AfricaTrump cuts off trade with Mauritania over slavery  Quartz Africa

The continuing practice of forced labour in Mauritania is starting to come at a heavy cost. US president Donald Trump will end Mauritania's trade benefits under ...



Mauritania: One Year On, Blogger Still Detained - Human Rights WatchMauritania: One Year On, Blogger Still Detained  Human Rights Watch

Authorities in Mauritania should promptly and safely release a blogger who remains in custody despite an appeals court's decision one year ago, on November ...



Mauritania asks for UN support to keep Mbera refugee camp running - Aljazeera.comMauritania asks for UN support to keep Mbera refugee camp running  Aljazeera.com

How a temporary refugee camp by the Malian border has become the fourth largest town in Mauritania.



Mauritania's President confers Order of National Merit on UAE Ambassador - africanewsMauritania's President confers Order of National Merit on UAE Ambassador  africanews

President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania has conferred Order of National Merit, Mauritania's most prestigious honour, on Isa Abdullah Masoud Al ...



Cannes: ‘Fire Will Come’s’ Oliver Laxe on Classicism, Avant-Guard, Egos - VarietyCannes: ‘Fire Will Come’s’ Oliver Laxe on Classicism, Avant-Guard, Egos  Variety

CANNES — Spain's Oliver Laxe returns to Cannes for the third time with“Fire Will Come” (O Que Arde), competing in Un Certain Regard— the first time a ...



Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to Mauritania: February 2019 - GOV.UKChange of Her Majesty's Ambassador to Mauritania: February 2019  GOV.UK

Mr Simon Boyden has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.



Ahead of Mauritania's Election, Activists Hope for 'Light at the End of the Tunnel' - World Politics ReviewAhead of Mauritania's Election, Activists Hope for 'Light at the End of the Tunnel'  World Politics Review

For the past few days, free speech and anti-corruption activists have gathered outside a prison in Mauritania to demand the release of Abderrahmane Weddady ...



Europe must cut ties with Mauritania, anti-slavery politician says - ReutersEurope must cut ties with Mauritania, anti-slavery politician says  Reuters

YAOUNDE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Days after his release from jail, one of Mauritania's top anti-slavery campaigners called on Europe to stop doing ...



The Most Extreme Railway in the World - The AtlanticThe Most Extreme Railway in the World  The Atlantic

At 430 miles long, the formidable Mauritania Railway, nicknamed the “backbone of the Sahara,” boasts some of the longest and heaviest trains in the world.



WFP Mauritania Country Brief, December 2018 - Mauritania - ReliefWebWFP Mauritania Country Brief, December 2018 - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Mauritania about Education, Food and Nutrition, Children, Refugees, Drought and more; published on 31 Dec 2018 by WFP.



Sources rule out the establishment of a Saudi military base in Mauritania - Middle East MonitorSources rule out the establishment of a Saudi military base in Mauritania  Middle East Monitor

Mauritanian and Moroccan media reported that the Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf has asked for an opinion on the kingdom's desire to establish a ...



Mauritania rolls out the welcome mat to investors with new iGuide - UNCTADMauritania rolls out the welcome mat to investors with new iGuide  UNCTAD

UNCTAD is helping investors put their money into Mauritania with an up-to-date online guide that covers all the bases. Mauritania is serious about “rolling out ...



Mauritania: HDPN Progress Snapshot - Mauritania - ReliefWebMauritania: HDPN Progress Snapshot - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

English Analysis on Mauritania about Coordination, Food and Nutrition, Refugees and more; published on 18 Jun 2018 by IASC.



Unshackled yet far from free, ex-slaves struggle anew in Mauritania - ReutersUnshackled yet far from free, ex-slaves struggle anew in Mauritania  Reuters

NOUAKCHOTT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mbarka Mint Essatim was 23 when she discovered she was a slave.



Unshackled Yet Far From Free, Former Slaves Struggle in Mauritania - VOA NewsUnshackled Yet Far From Free, Former Slaves Struggle in Mauritania  VOA News

UN estimates about 40 million people globally are modern-day slaves, but there's no data on how many are freed or flee, facing a *fresh* ordeal to start life anew.



Who We Are - News - FIFA visits Mauritania for inauguration of impressive Chekha Boidiya Stadium - FIFA.comWho We Are - News - FIFA visits Mauritania for inauguration of impressive Chekha Boidiya Stadium  FIFA.com

FIFA President Gianni Infantino, CAF Vice President Constant Omari, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura, Development Director for Africa and the ...



CPJ calls on Mauritania government to release blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed - CPJ Press Freedom OnlineCPJ calls on Mauritania government to release blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed  CPJ Press Freedom Online

CPJ calls on Mohamedoun Daddah, Mauritania's ambassador to the United States, to meet to discuss the wrongful imprisonment of blogger Mohamed Cheikh ...



Mauritania: Activist Charged for Decrying Racism - Human Rights WatchMauritania: Activist Charged for Decrying Racism  Human Rights Watch

A Mauritanian criminal court has charged an activist with incitement to violence and racial hatred for social media messages decrying racial discrimination in the ...



The unspeakable truth about slavery in Mauritania | Global development - The GuardianThe unspeakable truth about slavery in Mauritania | Global development  The Guardian

For all the government's denials, slavery persists in Mauritania. In a rare insight into the lives of the tens of thousands of people affected, photojournalist Seif ...



First women's team for Mauritania after Nations Cup success - BBC SportFirst women's team for Mauritania after Nations Cup success  BBC Sport

Mauritania pledges to develop women's football after seeing its men's team qualify for the Nations Cup for the first time.



United Nations says Mauritania urgently needs funds to deal with ongoing refugee crisis - Euronews EnglishUnited Nations says Mauritania urgently needs funds to deal with ongoing refugee crisis  Euronews English

The United Nations says Mauritania in northwest Africa urgently needs funds to deal with a growing refugee crisis. Thousands of people are arriving from ...



Mauritania: opposition threaten election boycott [The Morning Call] - africanewsMauritania: opposition threaten election boycott [The Morning Call]  africanews

In Mauritania, a coalition of opposition parties are threatening to withdraw from the presidential election next June over a lack of consensus on the composition ...



Mauritanian Copper Mines - Africa Outlook MagazineMauritanian Copper Mines  Africa Outlook Magazine

Mining for Mauritania. Read on issuu. Powered by. Publish for Free. Powered by Issuu · Publish for Free. Through development and exploration of the Guelb ...



Martins and Mauritania reaching new heights - FIFA.comMartins and Mauritania reaching new heights  FIFA.com

“Players don't improve as if by magic. You need good infrastructure and quality training,” Mauritania coach Corentin Martins told FIFA.com. In the job since 2014, ...



Mauritania: Rape Survivors at Risk - Human Rights WatchMauritania: Rape Survivors at Risk  Human Rights Watch

(Nouakchott) – The criminalization of sexual relations outside marriage in Mauritania puts rape survivors at risk, Human Rights Watch said in a report released ...



Mauritania: a 360° view from the Mbera refugee camp - euronewsMauritania: a 360° view from the Mbera refugee camp  euronews

The Mbera camp in south-east Mauritania is the only camp in the country to provide shelter and education for Malian refugees. In this 360° video, Aid Zone's ...



Mauritania: UNHCR Operational Update as of 15 October 2018 - Mauritania - ReliefWebMauritania: UNHCR Operational Update as of 15 October 2018 - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

English Infographic on Mauritania and 2 other countries about Contributions, Coordination, Children, Refugees, Drought and more; published on 15 Oct 2018 by ...



Malian refugees in Mauritania: education in an emergency context - euronewsMalian refugees in Mauritania: education in an emergency context  euronews

Aid Zone travels to the Mbera refugee camp in Mauritania to see what is being done to educate the refugee minors from Mali in order to protect them from early ...



Ex-Mauritania premier Boubacar to run for president - Anadolu AgencyEx-Mauritania premier Boubacar to run for president  Anadolu Agency

Boubacar served as a prime minister twice from 1992 to 1996 and from 2005 to 2007 - Anadolu Agency.



Mauritanian activists hail U.S. decision to end trade deal over slavery - ReutersMauritanian activists hail U.S. decision to end trade deal over slavery  Reuters

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mauritanian activists on Tuesday praised the United States' decision to end trade benefits over the practice of slavery ...



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Mauritanian authorities arrested two bloggers, Abderrahmane Weddady and Cheikh Ould Jiddou, for reporting on corruption. Weddady and Jiddou were ...



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NOUAKCHOTT. Mauritanian opposition parties have failed to agree on a single candidate to run in the country's upcoming presidential election. Leaders of the ...



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English Infographic on Mali and 23 other countries about Protection and Human Rights, Aged Persons, Children and more; published on 30 Apr 2019 by IOM.



Slave to its past Mauritania ignores slavery, but jails those who protest against it - The EconomistSlave to its past Mauritania ignores slavery, but jails those who protest against it  The Economist

A FEW miles from the green grass of Mauritania's presidential palace, in a slum where the Sahara washes into the capital, Mbarka shields her five-year-old son's ...



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Fears a refugee camp will be left without medical care after Doctors Without Borders pulls out.



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Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian will be in Mauritania on December 5 and 6. He will be attending a meeting of the five Sahel countries ...



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After five months of detention following a complaint by a journalist, Mauritania's anti-slavery opposition MP Biram Ould Dah Ould Abeid has been released from ...



IOM, UNHCR Collaborate to Protect Migrant Populations in Mauritania - Mauritania - ReliefWebIOM, UNHCR Collaborate to Protect Migrant Populations in Mauritania - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Mauritania about Health, Protection and Human Rights, Refugees and more; published on 05 Apr 2019 by IOM.



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It's tough to live in Mauritania. The West African country has many flaws. However, for the adventurous tourist, Mauritania's imperfections are its appeal.



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Mohamed and Sherkia Diaby have lost much of what they built together in 11 years of marriage. After a year and a week in federal immigration custody, ...



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Mauritania leader backs defense minister for presidency - Anadolu AgencyMauritania leader backs defense minister for presidency  Anadolu Agency

Ould Abdel Aziz's second term is set to end in mid-2019 - Anadolu Agency.



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Campaigners voice concern over imprisonment of anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid on eve of legislative elections.



Mauritania sets presidential election for June 22 - The Arab WeeklyMauritania sets presidential election for June 22  The Arab Weekly

Mauritania set June 22 for the first round of elections to succeed President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who is stepping down.



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The sleepy Mauritanian village of Ouad Initi is about to get a makeover: a bigger school, a health centre, and more running water. All part of ...



Mauritania: Arrests of opposition leader, anti-slavery activist and two journalists point to worrying pre-election crackdown - Amnesty InternationalMauritania: Arrests of opposition leader, anti-slavery activist and two journalists point to worrying pre-election crackdown  Amnesty International

Authorities in Mauritania must immediately put an end to the wave of arrests of journalists, opposition figures and anti-slavery activists in an apparent ...



UNICEF Mauritania Humanitarian Situation Report (October-December 2018) - Mauritania - ReliefWebUNICEF Mauritania Humanitarian Situation Report (October-December 2018) - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Mauritania about Contributions, Coordination, Children, Refugees, Drought, Flood and more; published on 31 Dec 2018 by UNICEF.