Mauritania

A group of Islamist death row inmates took two guards hostage Friday as a riot escalated in a jail in the Mauritanian capital. The prisoners at...
Saturday, January 24, 2015
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Clashes between police and protesters left four injured on Thursday in the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott, after security forces used tear gas to...
Friday, January 16, 2015
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A Mauritanian court on Thursday sentenced three anti-slavery activists to two-year jail terms each for "unauthorized assembly" and "incitement,"...
Thursday, January 15, 2015
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Nouakchott – In the heart of the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott, slavery persists. Although slavery was officially abolished and banned in this Arab...
Thursday, July 25, 2013
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Nouakchott – Boats have become the last resort for Africans looking for a new life in Europe. Since the late 1990s, many Africans living in...
Thursday, March 14, 2013
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Nouakchott – Just off Mauritania’s coast are some of the largest fishing stocks in the Arab world. The Europeans are decidedly interested in them.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
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Unlike their Algerian counterparts, Mauritanians are overwhelmingly against France’s attacks on Mali. Local clerics have issued a fatwa stating that...
Friday, January 18, 2013
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Emboldened by its exploits in Libya, France is seeking to reassert its presence in Africa via its military. Yet France’s failure to change its...
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
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Mauritania's president said Wednesday that the killing of nine Mauritanians by soldiers in neighboring Mali last week was an "odious crime", but...
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
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