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2015-03-24 Release Mohamed Mkhaïtir, Blogger Sentenced to Death for Apostasy
[IFEX] This statement was originally published on article19.org on 16 March 2015.

2015-03-25 Gambia Unveils Provisional Squad for Mauritania Friendly
[The Point] The Gambia has unveiled a 28-man squad for the upcoming international friendly match against Mauritania, set for Friday 27 March 2015 at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.

2015-03-17 World Bank Boosts Fisheries in Mauritania and Guinea, Contributing to the Ebola Recovery
[World Bank] Washington, DC -The World Bank Group's (WBG) Board of Executive Directors today approved a total of US$22 million to strengthen the management and governance of fisheries as well as improve the handling of fish that is brought to shore in Mauritania and Guinea.

2015-03-16 Notice of Funding Opportunity for NGO Programs Benefiting Refugees
[State Department] Funding Opportunity Announcement

2015-03-11 UN Urges Independent Probe for Jailed Anti-Slavery Activists
[UN News] The United Nations human rights office today expressed "deep concern" over judicial proceedings under way in Mauritania against members of two civil society groups, including the anti-slavery Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement, who have been held since November last year after a demonstration in the southwest of the country.

2015-03-04 Nation Joins Biological Weapons Convention
[ISS] Earlier this year, on 28 January, the Islamic Republic of Mauritania acceded to the Biological Weapons Convention (the BWC - formally named the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological [Biological] and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction).

2015-03-02 Egypt, Mauritania Probe Religious Cooperation
[Egypt Online] Egypt's Mufti Shawqi Allam said on Sunday 1/3/2015 that the Egyptian Darul Iftaa is ready to cooperate with worldwide Islamic and religious opinion bodies over a mechanism to sight the crescents of the Hijri months.

2015-02-23 President of Republic Offers Condolences On Death of Mauritanian Soldiers
[SPS] Bir Lehlou -The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz has offered his condolences to Mauritanian counterpart, Mr. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, following the painful traffic accident on Friday that left 14 Mauritanian soldiers dead.

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