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Mauritania's ruling party wins majority parliament

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — Mauritania's election commission says the West African nation's ruling party has won a majority of seats in a second round of legislative, municipal and regional elections.

AP - 2018-09-17 16:26:50

Voters in Mauritania face 2nd round of legislative elections

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — Voters in Mauritania are going to the polls for a second round of legislative, municipal and regional elections under tight security as the ruling party seeks to strengthen its majority in Parliament.

AP

Low turnout marks final round of voting in Mauritania

People wait to cast their vote on September 1, 2018 outside a polling station in Nouakchott for the country's legislative, regional and local elections. (AFP)

ALARABIYA.NET

Mauritania ruling party pulls ahead in vote

Mauritania's ruling party has drawn well into the lead in legislative, regional and local elections held earlier this month, the electoral commission said Sunday, in theWest Africancountry's last vote ahead of key presidential polls.

RADIO EGYPT

Urgent Action: Anti-slavery activists arbitrarily detained in Mauritania

Two members of the anti-slavery organization Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA) were arbitrarily arrested on 7 August in Nouakchott, west Mauritania. Biram Dah Abeid, IRA president and candidate to the September parliamentarian elections, and Abdellahi el Housein Mesoud

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL UK

Mauritania ruling party leads vote: electoral commission

Mauritania's ruling party is well ahead in legislative, regional and local elections held earlier this month, the electoral commission said Sunday, in the west African country's last vote before key presidential polls. The Union for the Republic ...

RADIO EGYPT

UAE Ambassador to Mauritania meets with Sahel G5 Assistant Secretary General.

Isa AbdullahMasoudAl Kalbani,UAEAmbassadortoMauritania, met here on Sunday withSecretary Generalof theGroup of Fivefor the Sahel (G5 Sahel)MohammedOuld Mohammed Al Zenaki.

RADIO EGYPT - 2018-09-18 00:00:00

Mauritania votes in key test for democracy

The mobile phone market in the capital of Nouakchott never sleeps. Under faded umbrellas to protect them from the searing Saharan sun, traders nimbly switch SIM (subscriber identification module) cards and replace overheated phone batteries. In a country with a scarce telecom infrastructure and its

ESSEXCALLER.COM

The Overland Commute: Mauritania

Mauritania has an air of infinite sunburned monotony, the entire country a distant sandy horizon wallowing under a powder blue sky. Maps of the country only highlight the emptiness, the few landmarks achingly lonely amongst the dunes. Of all themaps.mefiles I downloaded for the commute, the Mauritan

EXPEDITIONPORTAL.COM

Mauritania's ruling party sweeps polls

Mauritania's ruling party swept legislative, municipal and local elections, according to final results announced Monday, in a key test before a presidential poll seven months away.

YAHOO! - 2018-09-17 00:00:00

Mauritania: Mauritania - Floods (DG ECHO, HCT) (ECHO Daily Flash of 15 September 2018)

Heavy rainfall in Hod El Chargui has directly affected an estimated 1 000 households in Bassikounou. This includes 57 households in M’Bera refugee camp, who have been temporarily relocated to community centres. Humanitarian organisations are assessing the situation under the lead of national authori

HUMANITARIANNEWS.ORG

UPR holds Mauritania majority, FNDU questions election legitimacy

The UPR also won942 of the 1,020 seatsin municipal contests, the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) said, despite its continued struggle in the Nouakchott districts. The UPR wins keep President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz’s power consolidated and leave options for him to run again in 2019

AFRICATIMES.COM - 2018-09-17 22:22:44

Children’s rights: United Nations Committee to review Benin, El Salvador, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Mauritania, Niger, and Saudi Arabia and to hold a Day of General Discussion - CNBC Africa

Download logoThe UN Committee on the Rights of the Child will meet in Geneva from 17 September to 5 October to review children’s rights in the following countries: Benin, El Salvador, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Mauritania, Niger, and Saudi Arabia. It will also host a special all-day event, kn

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Mauritania: Food Insecurity - Emergency appeal revision n° MDRMR009 - Mauritania

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total 1,329,991 million Swiss francs, representing a reduction by 361,215 CHF over the initial budget of 1,693,785 million Swiss francs. This reduction reflects the new operational strategy of the Mauritanian Red Crescent (MRC) following the geographic repositio

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Zebras slip in Luanda …as Mauritania take charge || The Southern Times

Gaborone -In a battle of the ‘bundu’, Botswana’s Zebras came unstuck against the Palancas Negras (Sable Antelopes) of Angola in a crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Group I.Both southern African sides were pointless going into the match, but the Angolans left the 11 de Novembro Stadium in Lu

SOUTHERNTIMESAFRICA.COM - 2018-09-17 00:00:00

Mauritania - African Development Bank Boosts Private Sector

Spotlight on a few beneficiaries in Mauritania who are flourishing with private sector support.In April 2017, the African Development Bank opened a five-year US$7 million credit line to the Banque Populaire de Mauritanie (BPM), following an earlier line in July 2008, which had been repaid in full. T

ALLAFRICA.COM

Second Round of Legislative, Municipal Elections Kicks off in Mauritania

President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, whose second and final term ends next year, hopes to keep the ruling party in power in the 2019 presidential election.

AAWSAT.COM

AFCON 2019 Qualifier: Mauritania Stun Burkina Faso To Go Top Of Group I

As a result, Al Murabitun moved to the top of the Group I standings, while the Stallions slipped down to second spot.

MODERN GHANA

News24.com | Mauritania ruling party pulls ahead in vote: electoral commission

Mauritania's ruling party has drawn well into the lead in legislative, regional and local elections held earlier this month, the electoral commission says, in the west African country's last vote ahead of key presidential polls.[...]

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Opposition group in Mauritania rejects local election results [The Morning Call] | Africanews

Mauritania’s electoral commission have released preliminary results from the country’s legislative, regional and local elections held earlier this month on september 1.The results show the ruling party in the lead in the legislative, regional and local elections. On Sunday, the electoral commission

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