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2015-01-21 Africa Progress Panel Welcomes Nouakchott Declaration On Fisheries and Transparency
[Africa Progress Panel]Nouakchott -Africa Progress Panel Member, Peter Eigen, welcomed the Nouakchott Declaration on Transparency and Sustainable Development on Tuesday, saying it would accelerate transparency in global fisheries, including through the establishment of a new Fishing Industry Transparency Initiative (FITI), similar to the existing Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).

2015-01-20 Guinea Bissau, Mauritania Condemn Dec.30 Terror Attack
[Daily Observer]The government of Guinea Bissau has condemned, and "repudiate vehemently the sad event" of December 30th terrorist attack on State House by disgruntled Gambian decedents who were bent on destabilizing the country.

2015-01-20 Convictions in Mauritania of Biram Ould Dah Ould Abeid, Brahim Bilal Ramdhane and Djiby Sow
[State Department]Press Statement

2015-01-19 State Department On Convictions in Mauritania
[State Department]U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

2015-01-19 Mauritania Prioritises Security
[Magharebia]Nouakchott -Security will be the top priority in Mauritania for the next five years, Prime Minister Yahya Ould Hademine announced on January 5th.

2015-01-17 Four Die in Anti-Charlie Hebdo Protests
[RFI]Reactions to the satirical magazine's choice of cover this week - a depiction of the Prophet Muhammad - continue around the Muslim world.

2015-01-16 Jailed Presidential Candidate and Anti-Slavery Activists Must Be Released
[AI London]The Mauritanian authorities must release three activists - including a prominent opposition politician - jailed today for holding anti-slavery rallies, Amnesty International said. Police used tear gas and batons to disperse the protestors in front of the court who were demonstrating against the judgment.

2015-01-17 President Caid Essebsi Receives Special Envoy of Mauritanian President
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Carthage -President BĂ©ji Caid Essebsi received from his Mauritanian counterpart Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz, a congratulatory message on his election to the Presidency of the Republic and the celebration of the 4th anniversary of the Revolution.

2015-01-16 Court Finds Anti-Slavery Activists Guilty in Political Trial
[IFEX]This statement was originally published on on 15 January 2015.

2015-01-15 Mauritania Launches Youth Job Programme
[Magharebia]Nouakchott -Mauritania is taking a practical step to cutting unemployment among university graduates.

2015-01-16 Mauritania Hosts Festival of Ancient Cities
[Magharebia]Nouakchott -Mauritania's Festival of Ancient Cities wrapped up January 10th in Chinguetti.

2015-01-13 Libya the Key to Stopping Terror in the Sahel
[ISS]Madama, located in the northeast of Niger in the vast Teneré desert, is 10 days' drive from the capital Niamey and doesn't even feature on most maps.

2015-01-12 Nouakchott Declaration of the 1st Summit of the Countries Participating in the Nouakchott Process On the Enhancement of Security Cooperation

2015-01-06 Consolidating Ties - Mauritanian President On 2-Day Visit
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -The President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, His Excellency, Mr. Mohamed Ould Abdul Aziz, says his government will work with Liberia to consolidate the relations between both countries. "We will work and consolidate the relations between our two countries," he assured, urging President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to join him to further strengthen the bilateral relations as it was in the past.

2015-01-06 Mauritanian President H.E. Mr. Mohamed Ould Abdul Aziz Pays Two-Day Solidarity Visit to Liberia - Witness the Signing of a Ld$37 Million Grant Agreement to Assist Liberia in the Ebola Fight
[Liberia Govt]Monrovia, LiberaPresident of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, His Excellency Mr. Mohamed Ould Abdul Aziz says his government will work with Liberia to consolidate the relations between both countries.

2015-01-03 Mauritania Draws Morocco Business Interest
[Magharebia]Nouakchott -Moroccan business leaders and officials are exploring potential investment opportunities in Mauritania.

2014-12-31 Call for Young Blogger's Death Sentence to Be Quashed On Appeal
[RSF]Reporters Without Borders calls for the quashing of the death sentence that a court in Nouadhibou imposed on 29-year-old blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed on 24 December after convicting him of apostasy for allegedly blaspheming against the Prophet Mohammed in a blog post.

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