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Mauritania hosts Polisario official

Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz yesterday received a member of the Polisario National Secretariat, Mustafa El Sayed, in his capacity as special envoy of the Polisario Secretary-General. The Mauritanian news agency did not give any details about the meeting which was held in the preside


Mauritania broadens death penalty for blasphemy

PHOTO: ONLINE NOUAKCHOTT: Showing repentance will no longer prevent the death penalty from being applied for blasphemy and apostasy, Mauritania said Friday, as the Muslim nation hardens up its religious laws. The decision follows the release on November 9 of a blogger previously condemned to death


Mauritania: Mauritania: UNHCR Operational Update as of 15 November 2017

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Central African Republic, Cte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, occupied Palestinian territory, Senegal, Syrian Arab Republic, Togo Mauritania hosts over 2,200 urban refugees and asylumseekers and almost 52,000 M


Gambian ambassador to Mauritania presents letters of credence

Having been appointed by His Excellency the President of the Republic of The Gambia, Adama Barrow as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of The Gambia to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania on 16th May 2017, Ambassador Mawdo C. Juwara Tuesday14th November presented Letters of


CHAN 2018: Morocco in Group A with Guinea, Sudan and Mauritania

Rabat - According to the results of the draw of the Nations African Championship (CHAN), the Moroccan national team of local players has been placed in Group A along with Guinea, Sudan and Mauritania. The Moroccan team will play all its matches in the emblematic Mohammed V stadium. Morocco will play


CHAN 2018: Draw pairs Nigeria with Libya, Equatorial Guinea and Rwanda

Nigeria will face Libya, Rwanda and Equatorial Guinea in Group C of the preliminary round of the 2018 African Nations Championship. The draw ceremony took place Friday evening in at Sofitel Rabat, Morocco. Hosts Morocco got zoned in Group A against Guinea, Sudan and Mauritania. Cameroon's Indomitabl


Nigeria to face former CHAN champions Libya

AFP/File | Nigeria's national team, pictured during an international friendly against Argentina on November 14, 2017, were placed in a group with Libya, the only former champions in the CHAN's 16-team field JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Nigeria were grouped with former title-holders Libya, Rwanda and Equa


Mauritania: UNHCR Operational Update as of 15 November 2017

Download PDF (389.68 KB) Mauritania hosts over 2,200 urban refugees and asylumseekers and almost 52,000 Malian refugees in Mbera, a camp established in 2012 in the arid south-eastern region close to the Malian border. Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malia


Egypt, Mauritania sign fishing agreement

A Fisher on a fishing boat throws his net - FILE PHOTO NOUAKCHOTT - 14 November 2017: Egypt and Mauritania signed Tuesday two partnership agreements to establish two companies for fishing, poultry and green grocery. CEO of Dakahlia Poultry Co. Akmal el Hakk signed the deal from Egypt side, and Moh


Aid for Trade: Helping developing countries to achieve prosperity through trade and investment

The updated 'Aid for Trade' Strategy 2017 builds on 10 years of EU Aid for Trade assistance and aims to strengthen and modernise EU support to partner Read Full Article College meeting: Future of Europe: Towards a European Education Area by 2025 With the debate on the future of Europe in full swi


Mauritania: The high price of a peaceful struggle against slavery and discrimination

Moussa Biram is an activist with the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA) in Mauritania. He is in prison with fellow activist Abdallahi Mattalah. On 13 November, they will have spent 500 days in a prison in the Mauritanian desert from where Moussa has written an open lett


IMF Reaches Staff-Level Agreement with Mauritania on a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility

Staff-Level agreement reached on a three-year economic program with Mauritania. IMF financing will support the authorities' economic policies and reforms. The program aims to foster inclusive growth, maintain macroeconomic stability, restore debt sustainability, and reduce poverty. An IMF staff tea


Protecting Mauritania's Marine Park

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO) A particularly sensitive sea area (PSSA) is an area of special ecological, socio-economic or scientific importance which may be vulnerable to international shipping. To date, International Maritime Organization (IMO) has designated 17 areas which b


Morocco beat Mauritania 4-2 in friendly

RABAT, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) - Morocco defeated on Friday Mauritania 4-2 in a friendly in their build-up for the 2018 African Nations Championship. The tournament, which is for locally-based players in Africa, is scheduled for 12 January to 4 February next year in Morocco. In Marrakech Grand Stadium, Kaa


Mauritania: Opposition calls for 'popular uprising'

NOUAKCHOTT Mauritanian opposition parties on Sunday called for a "popular uprising" against President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, describing his regime as "authoritarian". In a joint statement, the opposition parties said they would stage street rallies during a popular festival on Nov. 25. in order "


Gabon vs Mali Score: World Cup Qualifier

Gabon vs Mali Score: World Cup Qualifier ST LOUIS (LALATE) - Gabon vs Mali (live score results below) delivers the second World Cup Qualifier soccer game today. But can Mali pick up a win? Gabon vs Mali (start time 6:30 pm PST) features two teams with contrasting recent records. Gabon has four los


Mauritania gets staff-level approval for $163 mln 3-year IMF deal

DAKAR, Nov 10 (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund said on Friday it had reached a staff-level agreement with Mauritania for a $163-million three-year programme of reforms under an Extended Credit Facility. Mauritania was hard hit by a decline in iron ore prices in 2014-15, which cut the coun


A New Wave of Grassroots Activists Take On Slavery and Its Legacy in Mauritania

In this week's Trend Lines podcast, WPR's Judah Grunstein and Frederick Deknatel discuss the regional implications of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's power grab in Saudi Arabia. For the Report, Jillian Kestler-D'Amours talks with Peter Drrie about the enduring legacy of slavery in Mauritania as w


Mauritania Blogger Sentenced to Death Is Released on Appeal

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania - An appeals court in Mauritania has released a blogger who had been sentenced to death for an online post deemed blasphemous by authorities. The court in Nouadhibou city on Thursday sentenced Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir to two years in prison and a fine. He has already serve