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2016-05-26 Court Rulings End Slavery?
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -A week in which two slave-owners were jailed and two leading anti-slavery activists were released from prison in Mauritania could mark a turning point in the West African nation's fight to eliminate the practice, campaigners said on Wednesday.

2016-05-24 Mauritanian FM Starts Visit to Algeria
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania Isselkou Ould Ahmed Izid Bih started Tuesday a visit to Algeria as special envoy and bearer of a message from President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz to President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

2016-05-21 Ban Welcomes Release of Human Rights Activists
[UN News] United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the release of human rights activists Biram Dah Abeid and Brahim Ould Bilal on 17 May in Mauritania, following a Supreme Court decision.

2016-05-20 President of the Republic Meets Minister of Agriculture of Mauritania
[SNA] Khartoum -President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir met, Thursday in the Republican Palace, the Mauritanian Minister of Agriculture, Limna bint Al-Qotb in presence of Minister of Agriculture, Professor Ibrahim Al-Dekhairi.

2016-05-18 Court Frees Two Anti-Slavery Campaigners
[IFEX] Freedom House

2016-05-17 New Four-Year EU-Mauritania Fisheries Deal
[PR Newswire] Strasbourg -EU vessels will be allowed to fish for shrimp, demersal fish, tuna and small pelagic fish in Mauritania's Exclusive Economic Zone under a new four-year fisheries deal approved by Parliament on Tuesday.

2016-05-16 VP Receives Mauritanian President's Special Envoy
[Daily Observer] The Vice President and Women's Affairs Minister, Her Excellency Aja Dr. Isatou Njie-Saidy, yesterday received in audience Isselko Ahmed Izid Bih, at her residence in Fajara.

2016-05-13 New Fishing Deals With Mauritania, Liberia Approved
[Observer] The European Parliament has approved new fisheries agreements with Mauritania and Liberia. Spain is set to be a big beneficiary of the plans. EurActiv Spain reports.

2016-05-12 IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation With Islamic Republic of Mauritania
[IMF] Press Release No. 16/213

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