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2016-05-24 Mauritanian FM Starts Visit to Algeria
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania Isselkou Ould Ahmed Izid Bih started Tuesday a visit to Algeria as special envoy and bearer of a message from President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz to President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

2016-05-21 Ban Welcomes Release of Human Rights Activists
[UN News] United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the release of human rights activists Biram Dah Abeid and Brahim Ould Bilal on 17 May in Mauritania, following a Supreme Court decision.

2016-05-20 President of the Republic Meets Minister of Agriculture of Mauritania
[SNA] Khartoum -President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir met, Thursday in the Republican Palace, the Mauritanian Minister of Agriculture, Limna bint Al-Qotb in presence of Minister of Agriculture, Professor Ibrahim Al-Dekhairi.

2016-05-18 Court Frees Two Anti-Slavery Campaigners
[IFEX] Freedom House

2016-05-17 New Four-Year EU-Mauritania Fisheries Deal
[PR Newswire] Strasbourg -EU vessels will be allowed to fish for shrimp, demersal fish, tuna and small pelagic fish in Mauritania's Exclusive Economic Zone under a new four-year fisheries deal approved by Parliament on Tuesday.

2016-05-16 VP Receives Mauritanian President's Special Envoy
[Daily Observer] The Vice President and Women's Affairs Minister, Her Excellency Aja Dr. Isatou Njie-Saidy, yesterday received in audience Isselko Ahmed Izid Bih, at her residence in Fajara.

2016-05-13 New Fishing Deals With Mauritania, Liberia Approved
[Observer] The European Parliament has approved new fisheries agreements with Mauritania and Liberia. Spain is set to be a big beneficiary of the plans. EurActiv Spain reports.

2016-05-12 IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation With Islamic Republic of Mauritania
[IMF] Press Release No. 16/213

2016-04-27 UN Rights Office Deplores Death Sentence Against Blogger
[UN News] The United Nations human rights office today deplored the confirmation of the death sentence for apostasy against a Mauritanian blogger, Mohammad Ould M'Kaitir, by the appellate court on 21 April.

2016-04-25 Mauritanian Appeals Court Upholds Death Sentence for Blogger
[CPJ] New York -An appeals court in Nouadhibou today upheld the death sentence for Mauritanian blogger and freelance journalist Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed, who was convicted of apostasy in 2014 for an article he wrote, according to news reports.

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