Nouakchott Protest Turns Deadly
[Magharebia]Nouakchott -A Mauritanian university student died Monday (March 3rd) as hundreds took to the streets of Nouakchott to protest the alleged desecration of the Qur'an.
Fifa Day - Egypt Beat Bosnia, Mauritania 1 Niger 1
[Africa Top Sports]Egypt is gradually returning in the circle of great nations. In trouble in the last two years under Bob Bradley with two Afcon finals missed, the Pharaohs began a new era including the appointment of Neck Fawzy Gharib at the helm of the team since last December.
Mauritian Entity Eyes Allied Bank Stake
[The Herald]AN unnamed Mauritius Stock Exchange-listed company is set to inject US$30 million for a controlling stake in Allied Financial Holdings, the parent company of financial services entity, Allied Bank.
UN Expert Urges Mauritania to Take More Vigorous Efforts to Eliminate Slavery
[UN News]The establishment of a special Tribunal to prosecute crimes of slavery in Mauritania bring the country one step closer to effectively ending the practice of slavery, an independent United Nations expert said, calling on the Government to deploy all necessary efforts to making this a reality.
Mauritania Foreign Minister and AU Executive Council President in Audience With Auc Chairperson
[African Union]Mauritania Foreign Minister and AU Executive Council President in audience with AUC Chairperson
Libya Hosts Maghreb Summit
[Magharebia]Tripoli, Siham Ali in Rabat, Jamel Arfaoui in Tunis and Jemal Oumar in Nouakchott -Top diplomats from across North Africa gathered in Tripoli on Saturday (February 15th) to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Arab Maghreb Union (UMA).
Nation Provides Fertile Ground for Arab Donors
[IRIN]Gorgol/Brakna -Drought-prone, chronically hungry Mauritania, with the help of the UN, is reaching out to Arab donors, encouraging them to reach beyond their customary role in development and engage in humanitarian response.
New Govt Installed in Nouakchott
[Magharebia]Nouakchott -Mauritanian Prime Minister Moulaye Ould Mohamed Laghdaf presented his new government on Wednesday (February 12th).
Touaregs Preach Tolerance
[Magharebia]Nouakchott -Touaregs are determined to show that they promote tolerance and combat extremism.
Fifa Day - Mauritania to Play Niger Rather Than Togo
[Africa Top Sports]It is official since Wednesday! Mauritania are facing Niger in a friendly match on March 5 as part of the FIFA day friendlies. Shared between the Hawks of Togo and the Mena of Niger, Mourabitounes finally made their choice.
Commissioner Piebalgs Visits Three West-African Countries to Discuss Future Development Cooperation
[EASS]Brussels -EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, will begin on Monday a high level visit to Mauritania, Senegal and the Cape Verde, where he will underline the EU's ongoing commitment to supporting the region and confirm future funding for the three countries.
EU Confirms New Support to Mauritania During High Level Visit
[EASS]Brussels -EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, is today expected to announce â‚¬195 million for Mauritania in the areas of food security, rule of law and healthcare for the years 2014-2020.
Statement By an IMF Mission to Mauritania
[IMF]A staff mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited Nouakchott during January 26-February10 to discuss with the country's authorities recent macroeconomic developments and future engagement with the Fund. The mission met with Central Bank Governor Sid' Ahmed Ould Raiss, Finance Minister Thiam Diombar, Economic Affairs and Development Minister Sidi Ould Tah, as well as other senior economic and financial policymakers. The team also held productive discussions with representatives of the civil
President of Republic Hails Mauritania Presidency of African Union
[SPS]Aghwinit 10 (Liberated Territories) February 10, 2014 (SPS) - President of Republic Secretary General of the Polisario Front Mohamed Abdelaziz has praised Mauritania'spresidency of the African Union, in an interview with Mauritanian newspaper "Bayan Souhoufi."
Mauritania Mulls National Stock Exchange
[Magharebia]Nouakchott -Mauritania has long sought its own stock exchange. But after influential business leaders from across the region visited Nouakchott last month for the country's first-ever investment conference, the project could finally get under way.
Mauritanians Fleeing CAR Violence Stranded in Cameroon
[VOA]Yaounde -More than 200 Mauritanians fleeing the troubled Central African Republic have been stranded in Cameroon. These people tell terrible stories of their experiences in the C.A.R.