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Thursday, 08-27-15, 5:29Travel Package for Mauritania[SAFA] SAFA has put together a travel package for those intending to go and watch Bafana Bafana play Mauritania. The match will take place on Saturday, 5 September 2015 in the capital, Nouakchott and kicks off at 19h00 SA time. read more...
Tuesday, 08-25-15, 12:38Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane Concludes Working Visit to Mauritania[SA Govt] At the invitation of Her Excellency Vatma Vall Mint Soueina, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Her Excellency Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, undertook a working visit to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania on 24 August 2015. read more...
Monday, 08-24-15, 10:56Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane Undertakes Working Visits to Mauritania and Niger, 24 to 25 August[SA Govt] International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will undertake a working visit to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania and the Republic of Niger, respectively, from 24 to 25 August 2015. read more...
Monday, 08-24-15, 5:02Court Upholds Imprisonment of Anti-Slavery Activists in Mauritania[IFEX] This statement was originally published on freedomhouse.org on 20 August 2015. read more...
Friday, 08-21-15, 19:45Mauritania - UN Expert Welcomes New Anti-Slavery Law, Says Effective Enforcement Is Key[UN News] While applauding the adoption of a new anti-slavery law in Mauritania that doubles, from 10 to 20 years, the maximum prison sentence for slavery crimes and creates special prosecution tribunals for slavery-like practices, a United Nations expert today cautioned that "this welcome development needs to be followed by its full implementation." read more...
Friday, 08-21-15, 14:22Petition to Free Mauritanian Anti-Slavery Activist Gains Momentum[The Daily Vox] A petition at online campaign site Avaaz, calling for the release of Mauritanian anti-slavery activist BIRAM DAH ABEID, has garnered almost a million signatures in the week since it was launched. Now Abeid, who was imprisoned in November, has written an open letter on slavery in his country, from his prison cell. read more...
Friday, 08-21-15, 10:27Court Upholds Conviction of Anti-Slave Activists[Al Jazeera] A Mauritanian court has upheld a two-year prison sentence against three anti-slavery activists who were arrested during a protest against bondage in the west African nation. read more...
Friday, 08-21-15, 5:27Jailed Anti-Slavery Activist to Boycott Court Hearing[RFI] A former slave who stood for the presidency of Mauritania is due back in court Thursday. Biram Ould Dah Ould Abeid, an award-winning activist, is appealing against a two-year prison sentence along with two colleagues. But the activists declared they would boycott the hearing into charges of rebellion and public disobedience in the town of Aleg. read more...
Thursday, 08-20-15, 12:53Bafana Squad to Face Mauritania Announced[CAJ News] Johannesburg -Senior men's national soccer team coach, Ephraim Mashaba, has selected a 25-man squad for the 2017 Orange AfricaCup of Nations qualifier against Mauritania. read more...
Thursday, 08-20-15, 9:50Mashaba Announces Squad to Face Mauritania[SAFA] Bafana Bafana coach Ephraim Mashaba has selected a 25-man squad for the 2017 Orange Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Mauritania. read more...

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