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US, rights groups pressure Mauritania over slavery

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — International rights groups are urging Mauritania to release anti-slavery activists, as the United States has announced it will end trade benefits to the West African country over the continuation of slavery.

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Mauritania, US in spat over 'slavery' charge

The decision, made by Washington last Friday, will terminate Mauritania's eligibility for trade preference starting January 1.

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AFL-CIO and Anti-Slavery Activists Get Results on Mauritania | AFL-CIO

Mauritania was the last country on Earth to prohibit slavery—in 1981. However, slavery persists. Since at least2002, theInternational Labor Organizationhas tried—without success—to work cooperatively with the government of Mauritania to end the practice. That’s why the AFL-CIO’s petition and the cor

AFL-CIO

As slavery evolves in Mauritania, silent victims prove harder to find

DAR EL BARKA, Mauritania (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Day after day, Aminetou Mint Yarg and her fellow villagers in southern Mauritania haul water from the river and tend to their crops under a burning desert sun.

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Mauritania Encourages Dialogue Between Morocco and Algeria

Rabat – In a press conference after the country’s weekly meeting, Mauritanian Minister of Communication Sidi Mohamed Ould Maham said, “We welcome any initiative, and we wish it every success.”

MOROCCOWORLDNEWS.COM

Mauritania buses collide killing 11

The 11 comprised six Mauritanians, two Ivorians, two Togolese and an 11th individual who has not been identified.

NEWS 24

Royal initiative : Mauritania’s reaction angers the Polisario

On Thursday, the Mauritanian Minister of Culture, Handicraft, Relations with Parliament and Government Spokesman, commended the Moroccan proposal, hoping to establish a joint political mechanism for dialogue and consultation between Algiers and Rabat.

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Rights groups call on Mauritania to release jailed blogger

A Mauritanian court commuted Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir's death sentence on 9 November 2017, and ordered his release, but the blogger remains detained in an undisclosed location, Amnesty International said on Thursday.

MIDDLE EAST EYE

Rights Groups Urge Mauritania to Free Activist; US Pressures

DAKAR, Senegal — International rights groups are urging Mauritania to release anti-slavery activists, as the United States has announced it will end trade benefits to the West African country over the continuation of slavery.

NEW YORK TIMES

Mauritania: One Year On, Blogger Still Detained

– Authorities in Mauritania should promptly and safely release a blogger who remains in custody despite an appeals court’s decision one year ago, on November 9, 2017, to commute his death sentence, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Freedom Now, the Forum des organisations nationales des dro

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European Under-17 Championship winner Issa Samba picks Mauritania

Samba, who helped France win the 2015 European Under-17 Championship, is in Mauritania's squad for an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with Botswana.

BBC

FEATURE-As slavery evolves in Mauritania, silent victims prove...

DAR EL BARKA, Mauritania, Nov 07 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - D ay after day, Aminetou Mint Yarg and her fellow villagers in southern Mauritania haul water from the river and tend to their crops under a burning desert sun.

REUTERS

BMICE invested $20 million in Mauritania since its creation

Mohamed Djellab (photo), president of the administrative board of the institution created to boost and strengthen economic integration between the five countries of the Arab Maghreb Union (Algeria, Lybia, Tunisia, Morocco, and Mauritania), indicated that these funds were used to finance numerous gov

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US to terminate AGOA trade benefits for Mauritania

It adds Mauritania has made "insufficient progress" toward combating forced labour, in particular the scourge of hereditary slavery, and that the Government of Mauritania continues to restrict the ability of civil society to work freely to address anti-slavery issues.

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US and Mauritania in dispute over slavery charge

Mauritania, a desert country that straddles North and West Africa, outlawed slavery in 1981, making it the last country in the world to do so. The practice had existed for generations and played a critical part of the country’s social hierarchy, with slave status passed down hereditarily.

MIDDLE EAST EYE

Tunisia, Mauritania sign 20 bilateral agreements | African Manager

On the occasion of the 18th session of the Tunisian-Mauritanian High Joint Cooperation Commission, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed visited the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott, on November 6, accompanied by a delegation of businessmen led by UTICA President Samir Majoul.

AFRICANMANAGER.COM

Mauritania keeps anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid in prison — and far away from parliament

Biram Dah Abeid at the Gironde county council in Bordeaux, accepting the Mémoires Partagées prize February 7, 2017, from the international association Mémoires et Partages. The photo was taken by Akunt'Arts.prod & Gaéty.D. CC-license-by-SA-4.0.

HUMANITARIANNEWS.ORG - 2018-11-13 00:20:00

Mauritania: Blogger still detained one year after court decision quashing his death sentence

Authorities in Mauritania should promptly and safely release a blogger who remains in detention despite an appeal Court’s decision one year ago tomorrow to commute his death sentence, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Freedom Now, the Forum des organisations nationales des droits de l’Homme

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US cuts trade ties with Mauritania over ‘slavery’ claims

“Would Trump have taken this decision if he had expected a deal of $110 billion?” he added, in reference to America’s refusal to severe trade ties with Saudi Arabia in spite of thekillingof Saudi journalistJamal Khashoggiin the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on2 October.

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US to revoke Mauritania’s AGOA benefits; Nouakchott denounces the move as “betrayal”

“Mauritania has made insufficient progress towards combating forced labor, in particular, the scourge of hereditary slavery,” it said.

MEDAFRICATIMES.COM