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Thursday, 11-27-14, 15:53Sahel Co-Operation Tops Nouakchott Summit[Magharebia]Nouakchott -A new push is under way for Sahel countries to jointly combat drugs and terrorism. read more...
Thursday, 11-27-14, 15:46President of Republic Felicitates Mauritania On Independence Day[SPS]Bir Lehlou -President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Frente Polisario, Mohamed Abdelaziz, on Thursday sent a letter of congratulation to the President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Mr. Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz, on the 54th anniversary of the independence of his country. read more...
Wednesday, 11-26-14, 8:55Mauritania, Mali Secure Shared Border[Magharebia]Nouakchott -Neighbour nations Mauritania and Mali are teaming up to boost security, fight Ebola and ease the passage of people and goods. read more...
Tuesday, 11-25-14, 20:16Imprisoned Activist Speaks About Slavery in Mauritania[IFEX]Freedom House interview with Biram Dah Abeid, This statement was originally published on freedomhouse.org on 19 November 2014. read more...
Monday, 11-24-14, 10:36Mauritania Offers Regional Culture Hub[Magharebia]Nouakchott -Mauritania on Thursday (November 20th) wrapped up an event aimed at strengthening the role of culture in the development and stability of the region through effective partnerships. read more...
Saturday, 11-22-14, 6:50Govt Cracks Down On Land Reform Activists[IRIN]Nouakchott -The latest arrest of a group of prominent anti-slavery activists in Mauritania has once again brought to the fore the country's struggle with slavery and discrimination based on colour. read more...
Friday, 11-21-14, 11:39'Monster Boats' Are No Storybook Villains[Greenpeace]Overfishing is no fairy tale; it's a sad, harsh reality of life in the ocean today. Already, 90% of fish stocks are either fully or overexploited and that wave of lifeless oceans is already spreading to West African waters. read more...
Friday, 11-21-14, 9:49Rights Groups Urge Govt to Free Anti-Slavery Protesters[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Dakar -Human rights groups have ramped up pressure on Mauritania to release around 20 anti-slavery campaigners who have been arrested over the past week for demonstrating against the country's traditional practice of human bondage. read more...
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...

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