Mauritania

 
AU summit host warns of 'security failings' in Sahel after Mali attacks
AU summit host warns of 'security failings' in Sahel after Mali attacks
Security is set to top the agenda at an African Union summit on Monday, after host Mauritania warned of regional security failings in the face of...
Mauritania’s slavery problem
Mauritania’s slavery problem
Tim Fish Hodgson & Simphiwe Sidu in Nouakchott
Mauritania: New flag, same old president
Mauritania: New flag, same old president
The design of the Mauritanian flag is simple, yet classic: a yellow star-and-crescent set against a rectangle of emerald green.
NGOs plead for aid as millions starve in the Sahel
NGOs plead for aid as millions starve in the Sahel
Aid agencies say they are facing a multimillion-dollar funding shortage to deal with a food crisis in the Sahel, the zone in northern Africa that...
Appeals for Libya's ex-spy chief's extradition
Appeals for Libya's ex-spy chief's extradition
France and the International Criminal Court (ICC) have filed formal requests with Mauritania to extradite Libya's ex-spy chief Abdullah Senussi, a...
Benin's AU meeting begins with security threat talks
Benin's AU meeting begins with security threat talks
African leaders on Saturday began talks on insecurity in the Sahel region, where fresh violence in Mali has sparked what rights groups say is the...
Sahel region faces renewed drought crisis
Sahel region faces renewed drought crisis
For the third time in the past decade, drought has returned to the arid, western shoulder of Africa, bringing hunger to millions. Aid agencies are...
Slavery: That peculiar institution
Slavery: That peculiar institution
The recent arrest of anti-slavery protesters in
Mauritanian activist jailed after anti-slavery protest
Mauritanian activist jailed after anti-slavery protest
A Mauritanian court on Monday sentenced an anti-slavery activist to three months in prison, while eight others accused of "rebellion" were...
Mauritanian army on alert after al-Qaeda attack
Mauritanian army on alert after al-Qaeda attack
Mauritanian soldiers patrolled the town of Bassiknou on Wednesday after al-Qaeda-linked extremists attacked a nearby army base which houses an...
Zuma arrives in Mauritania
Zuma arrives in Mauritania
President Jacob Zuma arrived in Nouakchott, Mauritania on Friday on a working visit to continue discussions for the resolution of Côte d'Ivoire...

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