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Wednesday, 11-19-14, 9:12Mauritania Revamps Police Force[Magharebia]Nouakchott -The Mauritanian government is calling upon a revitalised police force to meet new security challenges. read more...
Monday, 11-17-14, 18:28Factbox-Where Is Slavery Most Prevalent?[Thomson Reuters Foundation]London -Nearly 36 million people around the world are enslaved, forced to do manual labour in factories, mines and farms, sold for sex in brothels, trapped in debt bondage and born into servitude, a global index on modern slavery showed on Monday. read more...
Monday, 11-17-14, 4:0839 Years of Madrid Accords Signing[SPS]Madrid -This Friday marks 39 years of the signing of the infamous Madrid Accords among Spain, Morocco and Mauritania of Ould Dadah. Under the agreement, the Saharawi people was divided into those who remained under occupation and those who fled under bombardment of the Moroccan aviation to find a safe refuge in the Saharawi refugee camps in Algeria. read more...
Saturday, 11-15-14, 10:40Mauritania Highlights Religious Education[Magharebia]Nouakchott -Mauritania just approved an increase in the time allocated for Islamic and religious education (IMCR) in secondary schools. read more...
Thursday, 11-13-14, 15:26Mauritania Must End Clamp Down On Anti-Slavery Activists[AI London]The Mauritanian authorities must stop the harassment, intimidation and repression of anti-slavery activists, Amnesty International said today following the arrest of a number of high-profile campaigners. read more...
Thursday, 11-13-14, 14:38Jammeh, Aziz Committed to Uplifting Citizens' Economic Status - Says Gambian Diplomat, As He Assumes Office in Nouakchott[Daily Observer]The newly appointed ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Republic of The Gambia to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania has described Presidents Yahya Jammeh and Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz as two great leaders that are true friends who are genuinely committed to uplifting the economic and social status of their citizens. read more...
Wednesday, 11-12-14, 15:41Nouakchott Hosts Short Film Fest[Magharebia]Nouakchott -The recent Nouakchott Short Film Festival focused on educating youths. read more...
Wednesday, 11-12-14, 11:47Mauritania Anti-Slavery Activists Arrested[IFEX]In response to the reported attacks on Mauritanian anti-slavery activists on November 11 and the recent arrests of nine anti-slavery activists, including Biram Dah Abeid, president of anti-slavery organization Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement in Mauritania (IRA), Freedom House issued the following statement: read more...
Friday, 11-07-14, 11:26Gambia, Mauritania Partner to Operate Flights[Daily Observer]The Republics of The Gambia and Mauritania through their International Airlines have partnered to jointly operate flights between Nouakchott and Banjul. read more...
Wednesday, 10-29-14, 17:51Algerian, Mauritanian Customs Sign Cooperation Document[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Algerian and Mauritanian customs signed Wednesday in Algiers, a report on cooperation to strengthen their partnership both in the fight against smuggling and transnational organized crime and the exchange of information and training. read more...

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