Mauritania National Day
[State Department]Press Statement
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, 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.
Envoy of President Mohamed Abdelaziz Received By Mauritanian President
[SPS]Nouakchott -Envoy of the President of the Republic, Mr. Mhmaed Khaddad, on Thursday received at the Presidential Palace in Nouakchott by H.E. Mr. Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz, President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, said Mauritania news agency.
Mauritania Revamps Police Force
[Magharebia]Nouakchott -The Mauritanian government is calling upon a revitalised police force to meet new security challenges.
Factbox-Where Is Slavery Most Prevalent?
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]London -Nearly 36 million people around the world are enslaved, forced to do manual labour in factories, mines and farms, sold for sex in brothels, trapped in debt bondage and born into servitude, a global index on modern slavery showed on Monday.
39 Years of Madrid Accords Signing
[SPS]Madrid -This Friday marks 39 years of the signing of the infamous Madrid Accords among Spain, Morocco and Mauritania of Ould Dadah. Under the agreement, the Saharawi people was divided into those who remained under occupation and those who fled under bombardment of the Moroccan aviation to find a safe refuge in the Saharawi refugee camps in Algeria.
Mauritania Highlights Religious Education
[Magharebia]Nouakchott -Mauritania just approved an increase in the time allocated for Islamic and religious education (IMCR) in secondary schools.
Mauritania Must End Clamp Down On Anti-Slavery Activists
[AI London]The Mauritanian authorities must stop the harassment, intimidation and repression of anti-slavery activists, Amnesty International said today following the arrest of a number of high-profile campaigners.
Jammeh, Aziz Committed to Uplifting Citizens' Economic Status - Says Gambian Diplomat, As He Assumes Office in Nouakchott
[Daily Observer]The newly appointed ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Republic of The Gambia to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania has described Presidents Yahya Jammeh and Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz as two great leaders that are true friends who are genuinely committed to uplifting the economic and social status of their citizens.
Mauritania Anti-Slavery Activists Arrested
[IFEX]In response to the reported attacks on Mauritanian anti-slavery activists on November 11 and the recent arrests of nine anti-slavery activists, including Biram Dah Abeid, president of anti-slavery organization Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement in Mauritania (IRA), Freedom House issued the following statement:
Nouakchott Hosts Short Film Fest
[Magharebia]Nouakchott -The recent Nouakchott Short Film Festival focused on educating youths.
Gambia, Mauritania Partner to Operate Flights
[Daily Observer]The Republics of The Gambia and Mauritania through their International Airlines have partnered to jointly operate flights between Nouakchott and Banjul.