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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)

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)