Mauritania : News

News : Mauritania : News

Prolonged Detention of Opposition Leader

[HRW] Tunis -Mauritanian authorities have detained an opposition leader for two months on vague corruption charges, Human Rights Watch said today. They should free the opposition leader, Mohamed Ould Ghadda, or grant him a prompt and fair trial, if they have sufficient evidence to try him for a recognizable criminal offense. (AllAfrica)

Minister Highlights Successful Efforts to Combat Terrorism

[UN News] In his address to the United Nations General Assembly, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Mauritania, Isselkou Ould Ahmed Izid Bih, welcomed the progress made in the fight against terrorism and migration through an approach based on dialogue and openness. (AllAfrica)

Persecuted Journalists Received Moral Support

[MFWA] A small group of Mauritanian journalists have organised a sit-in on September 11, 2017, to denounce the placement under judicial supervision of their colleagues. (AllAfrica)

For the Records - Ecomansa Research Trip to Mauritania 'Successful'

[The Point] The research trip undertaken by the University of The Gambia Economic and Management Students' Association (ECOMANSA) to Mauritania was a resounding success, the students said. (AllAfrica)

Gambian Community in Mauritania Seeks Govt Help

[The Point] The Gambian community in Mauritania has called for government support in the maintenance of the sole Gambian school in Mauritania. (AllAfrica)

African Airlines Wait for Open Skies

[Africa Renewal] Thousands of air travellers face complicated choices when flying between cities across the African continent. Although transiting through Europe when flying between two African cities is for the most part no longer necessary, still, choices remain constrained by sub-optimal travel conditions including long layovers, relatively high fares, uncertain flight schedules and poor quality of services, underscoring the challenges facing air carriers trying to attract passengers and at the same time make profits. (AllAfrica)

Statement By Human Rights Commissioner Bärbel Kofler On the Arrest of a Mauritanian Senator and the Situation Following the Constitutional Referendum

[PR Newswire] Berlin -Bärbel Kofler, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, issued the following statement today (18 August) on the arrest of a Mauritanian senator and the situation in the country following the constitutional referendum: (AllAfrica)

Ghandour Meets Mauritanian Ambassador

[SNA] Khartoum -Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour met, Sunday, at his office, the new Mauritanian Ambassador to Sudan with the aim of presenting a copy his credentials to the minister, prior to submitting the original copy to the President of the Republic to assume his assignment as Extra-Ordinary Ambassador and Plenipotentiary to Sudan. (AllAfrica)

UN Chief Says 'Disagreements' Over Referendum Results Must Be Addressed Peacefully

[UN News] Following Mauritania's 5 August constitutional referendum, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has encouraged all stakeholders to ensure that disagreements are addressed peacefully within the confines of the law and respect for the rights to freedom of assembly and expression. (AllAfrica)

Voters Support Abolition of Senate, Handing President Aziz a Victory

[Deutsche Welle] Mauritanians have voted in a referendum to abolish their Senate, in a victory for President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. Opposition groups say Aziz is laying the groundwork for a third term in power. (AllAfrica)

Country Votes in Controversial Constitutional Referendum

[Deutsche Welle] Mauritanians go to the polls to vote in a controversial constitutional referendum boycotted by several opposition parties and civil society groups. Saturday's vote is overshadowed by accusations of government corruption. (AllAfrica)

Mauritanians Head to Polls in Controversial Referendum

[RFI] Mauritanians voted Saturday in a referendum on constitutional reform that would mean abolishing the country's Senate and changing the national flag. Critics see it as a covert power grab. (AllAfrica)

Mauritanians to Vote On Controversial Constitutional Changes

[Al Jazeera] Campaigning has ended in Mauritania, a day before voters head to the polls to decide on controversial constitutional reforms. (AllAfrica)

Mauritania Votes On Controversial Constitutional Reform

[Al Jazeera] Mauritanians are voting on contentious constitutional changes sought by President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz that some opposition legislators say could prompt slide towards authoritarian leadership. (AllAfrica)

Why Mauritania's Crucial Referendum May Only Be the First of Many

[African Arguments] "What is really important to [President Aziz] is to have direct and unconditional access to the constitution to modify it as he pleases." (AllAfrica)

Mauritania - UN Rights Office Voices Concern About Unrest Ahead of Constitutional Referendum

[UN News] The United Nations human rights office today expressed concern about the ongoing unrest in Mauritania, ahead of the constitutional referendum scheduled for Saturday, particularly the apparent suppression of dissenting voices and the reported use of excessive force by the authorities against protest leaders. (AllAfrica)

Mauritania Hostsgo-Wamer Conference

[The Point] Nouakchott -The regional coordination unit of Go-WAMER has commenced a five-day sub-regional conference in governance, marine resource, management policies and poverty reduction in the Eco-region. (AllAfrica)

Thomas Kojo Sets Record in Mauritania

[Observer] Deputy national soccer coach Thomas Kojo proved that he has a future with the national team, Lone Star when his boys defeated Mauritania 1-0 yesterday in the return-leg of their home-based African Cup of Nations tournament, a report confirmed by LBS radio. (AllAfrica)

The Battle for Nouakchott On Sunday

[Observer] Coach James Salinsa Debbah may be asking himself so many questions as his boys failed to "show their juice" last Sunday in the first leg of the African Cup of Nations at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium. (AllAfrica)

Sports - Chan 2018 Qualifiers: Mauritania Defeat Liberia 2-0

[Observer] Things continue to get worse for the Lone Star in continental competitions after they were defeated 2-0 by Mauritania in the first leg of the African Nations Championship qualifiers at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Liberia. (AllAfrica)

AU Welcomes UN Resolution of Joint Force for Sahel States

[Premium Times] The African Union, AU, on Friday welcomed the UN Resolution for the deployment of a joint force for the Group of Five for Sahel States, FC-G5S. (AllAfrica)

AFCON 2019 - Zebras Stumble At First Hurdle

[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -The Zebras exhibited an uninspiring performance at the Francistown Sports Complex on June 10 as they suffered defeat through a solitary Soudani Abdallahi goal at the hands of the visiting Mauritania. (AllAfrica)

Former Mauritian Leader Calls for Strong Ties Between Private Sector and Govt in Zanzibar

[Citizen] Zanzibar -Former Finance Minister and Deputy Premier of Mauritius, Dr Ramakrishna Sithanen on Wednesday called for the strengthening of partnerships between the private sector and the government in an effort to boost economic growth in Zanzibar. (AllAfrica)

The European Union and the Sahel, Fact Sheet

[PR Newswire] Brussels -The EU supports the Sahel countries - Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger - in areas of shared interest such as security, migration, terrorism, the humanitarian response, resilience building and long-term development. (AllAfrica)

Japan Contributes U.S.$6 Million to Assist Local Communities and Malian Refugees in Southern-Eastern Mauritania

[WFP] The three agencies work in collaboration with the Government of Mauritania to strengthen security nationwide and protect Malian refugees and support vulnerable local communities in the country's semi-arid south-eastern Hodh ech Chargui region, where the harsh climate and instability have undermined livelihoods, increased displacements and deepened food insecurity. (AllAfrica)

Mauritania Willing to Take Part in Belt and Road Initiative - President

[Focac] Nouakchott -Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz said Friday that Mauritania supports and stands ready to participate in the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative. (AllAfrica)

China Works Toward Helping Mauritania Industrialize, Expand Exports - Chinese FM

[Focac] Nouakchott -China encourages its companies, guided by market principles, to invest in Mauritania and help the country develop its industries, visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabweans Poorest, Survey Finds, But Who's the Wealthiest?

[Namibian] NAMIBIANS are the third wealthiest people in Africa, according to an April 2017 report by Mauritius' AfrAsia Bank and Johannesburg-based market research firm New World Wealth. (AllAfrica)

New African Union Chief Puts Peace Back On the Agenda

[ISS] The scene is not a familiar one at the African Union (AU): the AU Commission (AUC) chairperson, in shirtsleeves, walking in the blazing sun down an unpaved alley in a war-torn country. Yet this picture of Moussa Faki Mahamat, the new AUC chairperson, on a visit to South Sudan, is probably the first of many. (AllAfrica)

Mauritania's President Tries to Intervene in Gambian Political Crisis

[VOA] Mauritania's President Ould Abdel Aziz is making a last-minute effort to settle Gambia's political crisis without the need for military intervention. (AllAfrica)

President Al-Bashir Receives Phone Call From Mauritanian Counterpart

[SNA] Khartoum -President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir has received a phone call from the Mauritanian President , Mohammed Wald Abdul-Aziz congratulating him on lifting the US sanctions from Sudan. (AllAfrica)