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2016-08-24 Debunking Mauritania's Islamist Militancy Mythology
[IRIN] Nouakchott -Fast-modernising Mauritania presents itself as something of a showcase for how "to do" countering violent extremism, or CVE, in Africa.

2016-08-20 Court Jails 13 Anti-Slavery Activists
[Al Jazeera] Thirteen anti-slavery activists in Mauritania have been sentenced to up to 15 years in prison for their alleged role in a riot in June.

2016-08-20 Mashaba Announces Bafana Bafana Squad to Face Mauritania and Egypt
[SAFA] Bafana Bafana head coach Ephraim Shakes Mashaba has announced a squad of 25 players to play against Mauritania as well as Egypt in back to back matches.

2016-08-17 Anti-Slavery Activists 'Tortured in Custody'
[Al Jazeera] Thirteen anti-slavery activists in Mauritania on trial for "rebellion and use of violence" told a court on Monday that they had been tortured during their detention, their lawyer said.

2016-08-08 Foreign Ministry Reveals Treatments for Sudanese Miners' Conditions in Mauritania
[SNA] Khartoum -The spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Ghariballah AL-Khadir has disclosed treatments for the conditions of Sudanese miners in Mauritania.

2016-08-04 Angola - Mauritanian President Wants to Improve Relations
[ANGOP] Luanda -The President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, has expressed interest in strengthening cooperation relations with Angola.

2016-07-30 Zambia Disqualified From Cosafa Over Age-Cheating
[CAF] Zambia have been disqualified from the 2016 COSAFA Under-17 Championships being staged in Mauritius having been found to have fielded two over-age players for the tournament.

2016-07-28 New Wave of Reprisals Against Ira Anti-Slavery Activists
[Alkarama] Between 30 June and 9 July 2016, members of the Mauritanian NGO "Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA)", were subjected to a new wave of reprisals with 13 of its members arrested: Tidjane Amadou Diop Balla Touré, Hamady Lehbouss Ahmed Amarvall, Khattry M'Bareck Mohamed Daty, Jemal Beylil, Anne Ousmane Ousmane Lô, Abdallahi Matallah Seck, Biram Moussa, Mohamed Abdallahi Abou Diop and Mohamed Jaroullah. On 21 July 2016, Alkarama sent an urgent appeal to the Special Rap

2016-07-27 In Mauritania, 'Slavery Is the President's Business'
[IFEX] Freedom House

2016-07-25 Al-Basher Leaves for Mauritania for Arab Summit
[SNA] Khartoum -President of the Republic, Field Marshal, Omer Al-Basher accompanied by some ministers and government senior officials, left, Sunday, for the Islamic Republic of Mauritania to participate in 27th Arab summit scheduled to start session ,tomorrow, Monday, in the Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott with the participation of Arab leaders and Heads of State.

2016-07-25 Messahel Discusses With Mauritanian Foreign Minister
[Algerie Presse Service] NOUAKCHOTT (Mauritania)- Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader Messahel held discussions Sunday, in Nouakchott, with Mauritanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Isselkou Ould Ahmed Izid Bih.

2016-07-25 Algeria's Initiative On Creation of Arab Centre for Aids Research, Cooperation Favourably Welcome
[Algerie Presse Service] Nouakchott -Arab Finance and Economy ministers on Friday, in Nouakchott, favourably welcome Algeria's initiative on the creation of an Arab centre for cooperation and research on AIDS.

2016-07-25 Arab Summit - We Wish to Contribute to Ensuring Better Future for Region
[Algerie Presse Service] Nouakchott -Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader Messahel said Friday, in Nouakchott, that the Arab Summit, to be held in the Mauritanian capital, comes as the Arab world is going through special circumstances, adding that the event will be an opportunity for Arab countries to embark on dialogue that may contribute to ensuring better future for the region.

2016-07-25 President Al-Bashir Left for Mauritania Heading Sudan Delegation to the 27th Ordinary Arab Summit
[SNA] Khartoum -The President of the Republic, Omar Al-Bashir left for Nouakchott, Mauritania, heading the Sudan delegation to the 27th ordinary Arab summit conference to kick off on Monday the 24th of July to the 27th of the same month.

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