Mauritania Uses Mosques to Fight Slavery
[Magharebia]Nouakchott -Mauritania's religious affairs ministry issued a unified Friday sermon to mosques with the aim of spreading a religious discourse that prohibits slavery.
Nouakchott Process Summit to Be Held On December 18, Says Chergui
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -The Summit of Nouakchott process on security cooperation in the Sahel region will be held on December 18th in the Mauritanian capital, said the Commissioner for Peace and Security of the African Union Smail Chergui, on the sidelines of the 38th meeting of the focal points of the African Centre for Study and Research on Terrorism (CAERT) which ended Tuesday in Algiers.
Mauritania Will Toughen Anti-Corruption Laws
[Magharebia]Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz marked the UN's International Anti-Corruption Day on Tuesday (December 9th) by announcing tough draft laws against graft and illegal enrichment.
Mauritians Go to the Polls
[SAnews.gov.za]Pretoria -About one million Mauritians go to the polls today for general elections, whose results could bring major political changes to the island country.
How Much Longer Can the Exclusion of Blacks Last?
[Fahamu]Since independence on 28 November 1960, Mauritania has put in place a system of exclusion of its black population, promoting the affirmation of an exclusively Arab identity and the negation of the country's African foundations
Mauritania Law Targets Terror Financing
[Magharebia]Nouakchott -The Mauritanian National Assembly adopted a bill imposing stiffer penalties for money laundering and terrorist financing.
Thirteen Countries Move Closer to Eradicating Hunger
[FAO]Rome -FAO honors achievements of Brazil, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gabon, the Gambia, Iran, Kiribati, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, the Philippines and Uruguay
Former Jihadi Films Life Story
[Magharebia]Jemal Oumar -Like many 17-year-olds, Mohamed Ould Sid Ahmed spent his free time online. But he opened up a door to the world of extremist recruiters and soon became known among jihadists as Mohamed Atta Chinguiti.
Banjul, Nouakchott Commence Joint Flight Operations
[Daily Observer]The joint flight operations by the Gambia International Airlines (GIA) and the Mauritanian Airlines International (MAI) were Friday officially launched after the maiden landing of the 50-passenger capacity airbus at the Banjul International Airport
Kerry On Mauritania National Day
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Sahel Co-Operation Tops Nouakchott Summit
[Magharebia]Nouakchott -A new push is under way for Sahel countries to jointly combat drugs and terrorism.
President of Republic Felicitates Mauritania On Independence Day
[SPS]Bir Lehlou -President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Frente Polisario, Mohamed Abdelaziz, on Thursday sent a letter of congratulation to the President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Mr. Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz, on the 54th anniversary of the independence of his country.
Mauritania National Day
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Mauritania, Mali Secure Shared Border
[Magharebia]Nouakchott -Neighbour nations Mauritania and Mali are teaming up to boost security, fight Ebola and ease the passage of people and goods.
Imprisoned Activist Speaks About Slavery in Mauritania
[IFEX]Freedom House interview with Biram Dah Abeid, This statement was originally published on freedomhouse.org on 19 November 2014.
Mauritania Offers Regional Culture Hub
[Magharebia]Nouakchott -Mauritania on Thursday (November 20th) wrapped up an event aimed at strengthening the role of culture in the development and stability of the region through effective partnerships.
Govt Cracks Down On Land Reform Activists
[IRIN]Nouakchott -The latest arrest of a group of prominent anti-slavery activists in Mauritania has once again brought to the fore the country's struggle with slavery and discrimination based on colour.
Rights Groups Urge Govt to Free Anti-Slavery Protesters
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Dakar -Human rights groups have ramped up pressure on Mauritania to release around 20 anti-slavery campaigners who have been arrested over the past week for demonstrating against the country's traditional practice of human bondage.
'Monster Boats' Are No Storybook Villains
[Greenpeace]Overfishing is no fairy tale; it's a sad, harsh reality of life in the ocean today. Already, 90% of fish stocks are either fully or overexploited and that wave of lifeless oceans is already spreading to West African waters.
Mauritania to Boost Cyber-Security
[Magharebia]Mauritania on Monday (November 17th) hosted a workshop on cybersecurity in Nouakchott with the goal of training professionals to manage a cyber-security centre.