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2014-07-22 Football Academy Opens in Mauritania
[Magharebia]Nouakchott -Mauritania's new Megafoot Soccer Academy Centre just opened its doors to young people aged 7-14.

2014-07-20 Cranes Down Mauritania in Kampala
[CAF]Uganda beat visiting Mauritania 2-0 in an exciting AFCON 2015 fixture in Kampala, Brian Majwega and Geoffrey Massa the heroes on a Saturday afternoon that ensured the Cranes took a giant step towards the group phase of qualification and remained on course to ending their 36 year absence from the Nations Cup.

2014-07-17 World Bank Reviews Mauritania Economic Progress
[Magharebia]Nouakchott -Mauritania is working to improve its economy by strengthening its partnership with the World Bank.

2014-07-18 Mauritania Celebrates Ramadan
[Magharebia]Nouakchott -At the mid-point of Ramadan, Mauritanians are heeding advice to advocate moderate discourse.

2014-07-14 Mauritania Bac Results Spark Outrage
[Magharebia]Nouakchott -Mauritanian students are horrified by the results of this year's baccalaureate exams.

2014-07-11 Mauritanian Envoy Meets Jammeh
[Daily Observer]A special envoy of the president of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania Thursday afternoon met with the Gambian leader, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya Jammeh at State House in Banjul.

2014-07-11 Mauritania Passes Anti-Terrorism Law
[Magharebia]Nouakchott -It took two years, but the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OCI) convention on combating international terrorism is now law in Mauritania.

2014-07-03 Xi Congratulates Mauritania's Abdel Aziz On Re-Election
[Focac]Beijing -Chinese President Xi Jinping has congratulated Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz on his re-election as president of Mauritania.

2014-07-02 Mauritania's Presidential Election
[State Department]The United States congratulates the people of Mauritania on the successful completion of peaceful and orderly presidential elections on June 21. We greatly value our long-standing friendship and partnership with Mauritania and the Mauritanian people. The United States looks forward to continuing to work with President-elect Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz and the Government of Mauritania to promote prosperity and regional security.

2014-07-01 Aziz Victorious, but Opposition Primed for Future Confrontations
[African Arguments]As he flew to Malabo, capital of Equatorial Guinea, to preside over an African Union summit on the fight against terrorism, President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz must have been feeling very good about himself. As president of an organisation that had vilified and attempted to marginalize him only a few short years ago, this would have felt like sweet revenge indeed.

2014-07-01 Presidential Election in Mauritania - Victory of Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz Confirmed
[SPS]Nouakchott -The overwhelming victory of President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz in Mauritania's presidential election on June 21 has been confirmed by the Constitutional Council.

2014-07-02 State Dept. On Mauritania's Presidential Election
[State Department]U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

2014-07-01 Chinese Airline Opens Shenzhen-Port Louis Route
[Focac]Shenzhen -China Southern Airlines announced on Friday it will open an air route linking the southern boom town of Shenzhen with Port Louis, capital of Mauritius.

2014-07-01 Mauritania, U.S. Boost Security Co-Operation
[Magharebia]Nouakchott -Senior military leaders from both France and the US wrapped up separate visits to Mauritania last week, with a focus on bolstering counter-terror collaboration.

2014-06-30 Marzouki Confers With Mauritanian President in Malabo
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki conferred, Friday, with Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

2014-06-27 Zuma Congratulates Mauritania Counterpart
[CAJ News]Pretoria -SOUTH African President Jacob Zuma, has congratulated the President-Elect of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, on his successful re-election.

2014-06-26 Mauritania President Wins Second Term
[Magharebia]Nouakchott -Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz won a second five-year term, the country's electoral commission said on Sunday (June 22nd).

2014-06-26 President Zuma Congratulates Mauritania's President-Elect
[SAnews.gov.za]Pretoria - South Africa has congratulated Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz on his successful re-election as President of Mauritania, saying relations between the two nations will be further strengthened during his second term.

2014-06-26 AUC Chairperson Congratulates Mauritania for Peaceful and Successful Elections
[African Union]AUC Chairperson congratulates Mauritania for peaceful and successful elections

2014-06-23 President Abdel Aziz Re-Elected
[AEP]Mauritania's incumbent leader Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has overwhelmingly won presidential election, garnering 81.89 percent of the votes, preliminary results show.According to the results published by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday, Abdel Aziz was firmly ahead of his rival, Biram Ould Dah Ould Abeid, who obtained 8.67 percent of Saturday's ballots.Another candidate, Ibrahima Moctar Sarr, was in third place with 4.44 percent while the only female candidate in the election, La

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