Mauritania : News

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Force Feeding Burdens Obese Girls With Diabetes, Heart Disease

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nouakchott -When Souadou Isselmou was made to eat buckets of porridge as a child in southern Mauritania, she hated it so much she would hide food under her armpits and throw it in the toilet. (AllAfrica)

U.S. Congress Lashes IMF On Slave State

[CAJ News] Casablanca -IN language rarely seen among nations, some of Donald Trump's closest allies have attacked an International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan to Mauritania, accusing the country of torture, theft and slavery. (AllAfrica)

Court Jails Slave Owners for Up to 20 Years

[Deutsche Welle] A court in Mauritania has sentenced two slave owners to between 10 and 20 years in jail. Human rights activists have celebrated the ruling, which they say is the harshest anti-slavery decision in the country's history. (AllAfrica)

Mauritania Jails Slave-Owner for 20 Years in Harshest Ruling

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Two slave-owners in Mauritania face 10 and 20 years in prison after a court handed down the country's harshest anti-slavery ruling yet, activists said on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Administrative Obstacles Keep Kids From School

[HRW] Tunis -Mauritania's national civil registration process is preventing some children from attending public school and taking mandatory national examinations, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should change its policies to ensure that no school-age child is deprived of the right to education because of a lack of proper identity documents. (AllAfrica)

Anti-Slavery Groups Say Face Growing Threat in Mauritania

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Anti-slavery activists in Mauritania are increasingly being arrested and protests banned as the state tightens restrictions on human rights groups, activists and organisations said on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Mauritanian Workers Get New Monthly Minimum Wage of U.S.$257

[Leadership] Years of campaigning by trade unions in Mauritius have paid off as the government approves a new minimum wage package totalling 9,000 Mauritian rupees per month (US$257) from next year.? (AllAfrica)

Govt Issues Birth Certificates for Malian Refugee Children

[VOA] The U.N. refugee agency reports the Mauritanian Government is issuing birth certificates to thousands of Malian refugee children who were born in Mbera camp, conferring important legal protections upon them. (AllAfrica)

African Union Urges Mauritania to Crack Down On Slavery

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Mauritania was the last country in the world to abolish slavery in 1981, and has one of the highest rates of slavery in the world (AllAfrica)

Guinea Bow Out of CHAN With Heads High

[CAF] Captain Ibrahim Sory Sankhon led by example by scoring the only goal as Guinea beat Mauritania in the final Group A match on Sunday in Marrakech. (AllAfrica)

A Dozen Shades of Khaki - Counter-Insurgency Operations in the Sahel

[IRIN] Dakar -The region has never been so militarised. Here's an overview of the international players in uniform. (AllAfrica)

Mauritania - New 'Apostasy' Draft Law

[HRW] Mauritanian deputies should reject a new draft law that would make the death penalty mandatory for the crime of "insulting" or "mocking" God, the Quran, or the Prophet Muhammad, Human Rights Watch said today. (AllAfrica)

Finding the Right Role for the G5 Sahel Joint Force

[ICG] Ten months after its launch, the G5 Sahel joint force (FC-G5S), a joint project under- taken by the five countries of the Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad) is slowly taking shape. (AllAfrica)

A Move Toward Justice for Exploited Talibé Children

[HRW] Last month, the Senegalese government quietly teamed up with Interpol for a two-day anti-trafficking operation in Dakar. As part of Opération Épervier, a team of Senegalese police officers and social workers -- along with the national anti-trafficking unit and Interpol -- picked up over 50 children from the streets. The majority were talibés, or Quranic students, forced to beg by abusive teachers. (AllAfrica)

Mauritania's President Must Ensure Blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed Regains His Freedom

[CPJ] President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz (AllAfrica)

Mauritanian Authorities Change Legal Code, Could Retry Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed

[CPJ] New York -Mauritanian authorities on November 16 approved an amendment to the country's penal code that could allow courts to retroactively retry freelance blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed, who was convicted of blasphemy in 2014, and potentially re-sentence him to death, the state-owned news agency AMI and Agence France-Pressereported. The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned this change in the country's legal code and called on Mauritanian authorities to release Mohamed immediately. (AllAfrica)

Ambassador Mawdo C. Juwara, Presents Letters of Credence to Mauritania

[Foroyaa] Ambassador Mawdo C. Juwara on Tuesday 14th November presented his Letters of Credence to Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, President of Mauritania at a ceremony held at the Presidential Palace in Nouakchott, a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Gambia reveals. (AllAfrica)

Mauritanian President Concludes Visit to Sudan

[SNA] Khartoum -Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has concluded two day-visit to Sudan during which he led his country's delegation to the meeting of the joint Sudanese-Mauritanian High Committee. (AllAfrica)

Sudan, Mauritania Sign Number of MoU and Executive Programs

[SNA] Khartoum -Sudan and Mauritania singed in the Republican Palace, Tuesday , and in the presence of President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir and Mauritanian President, Mohamed Ould Abdel-Aziz, a number of Memorandums of Understanding and Executive Programs. (AllAfrica)

President Al-Bashir - We Are Satisfied With Level of Relations With Mauritania

[SNA] Khartoum -President of the Republic, Foield Marshal Omer Al-Bashir has said that the visit of Mauritanian President to Sudan was successful and fruitful by considering memorandums of understanding and executive programs signed by the two sides at the end of the Joint Sudanese -Mauritanian Higher Committee sessions in the Republican Palace, Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Mauritania Still Tops the Slavery Charts Despite Banning the Practice 10 Years Ago

[Daily Maverick] There's not much news out of Mauritania and the government likes it that way. But things are about to change in one of the last bastions of modern slavery, and where even the free risk jail or exile for speaking out. By GEOFF HILL. (AllAfrica)

Mauritania - Quash Blogger Mkhaitir's Death Sentence

[HRW] Tunis -Mauritanian authorities should quash the death sentence for a Mauritanian blogger, Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir, and drop all charges against him that violate freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch said today. The Court of Appeals in Nouadhibou is due to review the case on November 8, 2017. (AllAfrica)

Mauritanian President Arrives in Sudan

[SNA] Khartoum -Mauritanian Head of State, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz arrived in Khartoum, Monday, in a two days-visit to Sudan. (AllAfrica)

Sudanese-Mauritanian Higher Joint Committee to Be Held in Khartoum Next Sunday

[SNA] Khartoum -The Minister of International Cooperation Idris Suleiman has affirmed that the arrangements for convening the Sudanese-Mauritanian Higher Joint Committee have made further advanced strides. (AllAfrica)

Eighth Conference of Heads of Arab Supreme Courts Kicks Off in Nouakchott With Participation of Chief Justice

[SNA] Nouakchott -The 8th Conference of Heads of Arab Supreme Courts commenced here, Wednesday, with participation of the Chief Justice, Professor Haider Ahmed Dafa-Alla. (AllAfrica)

Chief Justice Leads Sudan Delegation Participating in 8th Conference of Heads of Arab Supreme Courts in Nouakchott

[SNA] Nouakchott -The Chief Justice, Professor Haider Ahmed Dafa-Alla arrived in capital of Mauritania , Tuesday , leading a high-level judicial delegation to take part in the Eighth Conference of Heads of Arab Supreme Courts. (AllAfrica)

Mauritian Digital Tech Enable Lists On JSE

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -THE digital economy enabler, 4Sight Holdings Limited, has listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). Incorporated in Mauritius, it listed in Non-Equity Investment Instruments sector of the JSE's alternative public equity exchange (AltX) board aimed at small and medium-sized companies. Donna Nemer, Director: Capital Markets at the JSE, said as an exchange, it was important to the JSE to contribute to creating more opportunities for small and medium-sized companies to raise capital and grow their busin (AllAfrica)

Govt Cracks Down On Critical Press After Referendum

[CPJ] The Mauritanian Radio and Television Broadcast Authority today ordered Mauritania's five privately owned news stations to shut down for "failing to fulfil their financial agreements" with the country's broadcast regulator, local media reported. (AllAfrica)

Sudan, Mauritania Sign Memo of Understanding in Higher Education and Scientific Sesearch

[SNA] Khartoum -The Sudanese and Mauritanian Ministries of Higher Education and Scientific Research, signed Thursday, the memo of understanding and the executive program in the field of higher education between the two ministries, in the conclusion of the four days visit of Dr. Sedi Walad Salim the Mauritanian Minister of Higher Education. (AllAfrica)

Mauritania Expresses Desire to Benefit From Sudan Experience in Mining Sector

[SNA] Khartoum -The Mauritanian Ambassador to Sudan has expressed his country's desire to cooperate with Sudan and benefit from its experience in the field of minerals. (AllAfrica)

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)