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Friday, 03-27-15, 12:29Scorpions Held Ahead of Mauritania Exhibition Game[Foroyaa] Gambia home-based Scorpions were Tuesday evening tied to a draw against GFF top flight outfit Armed Forces. read more...
Wednesday, 03-25-15, 16:08Gambia 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. read more...
Tuesday, 03-24-15, 10:59Release Mohamed Mkhaïtir, Blogger Sentenced to Death for Apostasy[IFEX] This statement was originally published on article19.org on 16 March 2015. read more...
Wednesday, 03-11-15, 11:22UN 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. read more...
Wednesday, 03-04-15, 14:05Nation 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). read more...
Monday, 03-02-15, 12:58Egypt, 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. read more...
Monday, 02-23-15, 10:56President 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. read more...
Thursday, 02-19-15, 10:11Timbuktu Director Sissako to Chair Cannes Short Film Jury[RFI]Mauritanian filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako is to be the president of the short films jury at this year's Cannes Film Festival, the organisers announced on Tuesday. Sissako's Timbuktu is currently in the running for an Oscar and for the French cinema award, the César. read more...
Thursday, 02-05-15, 9:53Malikite Tradition Counters Extremism in Mauritania[Magharebia]Nouakchott -Mauritania is looking to combat extremism facing Maghreb youths by shedding light on the local history and moderate traditions of the Maliki rite. read more...
Monday, 02-02-15, 10:08Union of Forces of Mauritania Progress Renew His Position Supporting the Right of Saharawi People to Self-Determination[SPS]Nouakchott (Mauritania) January 31, 2015 (SPS) - The President of the Union of forces of Mauritanian progress, Dr. Mohamed Ould Mouloud, renewed "the firm" position of his party from the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination, and to support the Mauritanian position "positive neutrality". read more...

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