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Raped Then Jailed - Mauritanian Women Fight to End Victim Blaming

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nouakchott -Sex outside wedlock is by far the most common cause of incarceration for women in Mauritania, accounting for more than 40 percent of female prisoners (AllAfrica)


Activist Charged for Decrying Racism

[HRW] Beirut -A Mauritanian criminal court has charged an activist with incitement to violence and racial hatred for social media messages decrying racial discrimination in the country, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should drop all charges against the activist, Abdallahi Salem Ould Yali, relating to his purely peaceful speech on behalf of his marginalized community, and ensure he has speedy access to all the evidence against him. (AllAfrica)


Mauritania-Angola Match Kicks Off

[ANGOP] Luanda -The match between Mauritania and Angola in Nouakchott has now started for the fourth round of group I to qualify for CAN, to be played in 2019 in Cameroon. (AllAfrica)


Women Raped in Mauritania Risk Jail for Seeking Justice - Report

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Sex outside of marriage in Mauritania is officially punishable by flogging, jail time, or in cases of adultery, death by stoning (AllAfrica)


Xi Meets Mauritanian President

[Focac] China-Mauritania relations are a fine example of China's relations with African and developing countries, Xi stressed. (AllAfrica)


In Mauritania, 2 Journalists Jailed for a Week On Criminal Defamation Complaint

[CPJ] chief and the publisher, respectively, of two independent Mauritanian news websites were arrested on August 8, 2018, and held for a week on criminal defamation charges, according to news reports. They were released on bail August 15, according to the reports. (AllAfrica)


Former Slave Runs for Office in Mauritania to Fight for Freedom

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -The country criminalised slavery in 2007, but few slave-owners have been penalised (AllAfrica)


Former Slave Runs for Office in Mauritania to Fight for Freedom

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -The country criminalised slavery in 2007, but few slave-owners have been penalised (AllAfrica)


Assessing the 31st Ordinary African Union Summit in Mauritania

[Fahamu] Contradictions between regional security and imperialist interventions marked the recently concluded ordinary African Union summit. (AllAfrica)


Freed Mauritanian Anti-Slavery Activists Vow to Keep Fighting

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Two anti-slavery activists freed from prison in Mauritania vowed an all-out fight to rescue their nation from one of the world's worst slavery rates, saying jail and torture were no deterrent. (AllAfrica)


NEPAD's transformation into the African Union Development Agency

[35°N] Johannesburg, South Africa, July 9, 2018 -- At the recent 31st Ordinary Session of the Assembly of African Union Heads of State and Government in Nouakchott, Mauritania, African Heads of State and Government received several reports, including the status of the implementation of the AU Institutional Reforms presented by President Paul Kagame of Rwanda. President Kagame is the current chair of the African Union and the champion for the AU Institutional Reforms process. (AllAfrica)


Foreign Affairs CS Juma Roots for Women Empowerment

[Capital FM] Nouakchott -Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma has stressed the need to empower women politically as well as economically and them in policy-making at national and continental level so as to tackle gender inequality. (AllAfrica)


Angola Denies Alleged Captivity of Mauritanian Businessman

[ANGOP] Nouakchott -Angolan Foreign Minister Manuel Augusto on Monday denied reports that the businessman and former Mauritanian presidential candidate Rachid Mustafa was in captivity in Angola. (AllAfrica)


Urgent Action Needed As Food Insecurity Grips Communities

[Africa Renewal] Mingui is dry. On the long road leading to this village in Magta Lajar, in Mauritania, pastures for livestock have vanished and there is no body of water to be seen. The landscape consists of thorny trees and never-ending sand dunes. Carcasses of animals littering the road witness the severity of the drought. (AllAfrica)


Emmanuel Macron's Visit to Mauritania - Fighting Terrorism but At What Price?

[HRW] On July 2 and 3, Emmanuel Macron will travel to Mauritania for the African Union summit, followed by an official visit. This is the first time since 1997 that a French president will visit this country in the Sahel. With the Mauritanian presidential election just a year away, there is little doubt that the ruling party will capitalize politically on this visit. So why not take advantage of this trip to demonstrate, in a concrete way, France's commitment to freedom of expression and rejection of the death p (AllAfrica)


AU Summit Ends in Mauritania With Advisory Decisions On Somalia

[Shabelle] The 31st summit of the African Union wrapped up late Monday in Mauritania's capital with advisory decisions on Libya, Somalia and South Sudan. (AllAfrica)


Urgent Action Needed As Food Insecurity Grips Communities

[IFRC] Mingui is dry. On the long road leading to this village in Magta Lajar, in Mauritania, pastures for livestock have vanished and there is no body of water to be seen. The landscape consists of thorny trees and never-ending sand dunes. Carcasses of animals littering the road witness the severity of the drought. (AllAfrica)


The Africa We Want Is Being Built Before Our Eyes - Kagame

[New Times] President Paul Kagame has said that the Africa we want is being built piece by piece following increased progress towards achieving the goals Africa has set for herself. (AllAfrica)


President Cyril Ramaphosa Concludes Working Visit to Mauritania

[Govt of SA] President Cyril Ramaphosa has concluded a productive Working Visit to Nouakchott, in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania where he participated and led the South African delegation at the 31st Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly of Heads of State and Government. (AllAfrica)


In Nouakchott, Madiba's Road Less Travelled

[Daily Maverick] From July 2018, one of the major roads in Nouakchott, the desert capital of Mauritania, will bear the name of former president Nelson Mandela. The centenary of his birth is a timely reminder to the world of the values he fought for. (AllAfrica)


The Miracle in Mauritania

[Daily Maverick] President Cyril Ramaphosa interacting with Heads of State and Government and the South African delegation during the Official Opening of the 31st Ordinary Session of the Assembly of African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government in Nouakchott, capital of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. The 2018 theme of the AU under which the Summit will be held is "Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa's Transformation". The theme presents a unique opportunity to reflect on and address s (AllAfrica)


Foreign Affairs Minister Augusto Attending AU 31st Summit

[ANGOP] Nouakchott -An Angolan delegation led by the Foreign Affairs minister, Manuel Augusto, is attending the African Union Summit taking place from July1, 2 in Nouakchott, Mauritania. (AllAfrica)


President Cyril Ramaphosa Arrives in Mauritania for AU Summit

[Govt of SA] President Cyril Ramaphosa has this morning, 30 June 2018, arrived in Nouakchott, capital city of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, ahead of the 31st Ordinary Session of the Assembly of African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government scheduled to take place from 1 to 2 July 2018. (AllAfrica)


President Cyril Ramaphosa Leads SA Delegation to AU Summit in Mauritania, 1 to 2 Jul

[Govt of SA] President Cyril Ramaphosa will travel to Nouakchott, capital city of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, to represent South Africa at the 31st Ordinary Session of the Assembly of African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government scheduled to take place from 1 to 2 July 2018. (AllAfrica)


African Heads of State and Government Begin Their 31st AU Summit Meeting in Mauritania

[African Union] Nouakchott, Mauritania -The supreme organ of the African Union, the Assembly, which comprises Heads of State and Government of all the 55 African countries, has begun its 31st ordinary session. The Assembly meeting is the culmination of the statutory meetings and was preceded by the meetings of the Executive Council and the Permanent Representatives Committee. (AllAfrica)


President of Republic Holds Talks With His Mauritanian Counterpart in Nouakchott

[SPS] Nouakchott -Upon his arrival at Oumtounsy International Airport in the Mauritanian Capital, Nouakchott, the President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, held separate talks, on Saturday at the presidential wing at the airport, with Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz,. (AllAfrica)


Buhari Leaves Nigeria for Mauritania Saturday

[This Day] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari will Saturday leave Nigeria for Nouakchott, Mauritania, to participate at the 31st Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) taking place on July 1 and 2. (AllAfrica)


What Is the African Union's Role in the Sahel?

[ISS] Mauritania's capital Nouakchott, which hosts this week's African Union (AU) summit, was the birthplace of the major continental initiative in the Sahel-Saharan strip in March 2013 widely known as the Nouakchott Process. (AllAfrica)


Mauritania Rolls Out Red Carpet for AU Summit 31

[Cameroon Tribune] The assembly from June 25-July 2, 2018 will implement the free trade accord signed earlier this year and also discuss corruption. (AllAfrica)


African Union to Discuss Corruption in Mauritania Conference

[Nation] As the first half of the year draws to a close, Africa is expected to hold meetings that will address continental challenges. (AllAfrica)


As Millions Face Hunger in Sahel, More Accountability Is Needed to Attract Support, Warns Red Cross President

[IFRC] About 5.8 million people across Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal are struggling to get enough food and require immediate assistance. To respond to their needs adequately, humanitarian actors need to manage well the funding they receive from their partners and well-wishers, warned Francesco Rocca, the President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), during a visit to Guinea, from 18 to 20 June 2018. (AllAfrica)