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NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania - A judge says that three men have been charged with murder in the slaying of an American teacher in Mauritania. Judge Moutapha Ould Said on Tuesday said that the men also were being charged with aiding al-Qaida. The three — Mohamed Abdallahi Ould Hmednah, Didi Ould Bezeid and Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Khouna [...]
3 charged in American’s death in Mauritania NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania ? A judge says that three men have been charged with murder in the slaying of an American teacher in Mauritania. Judge Moutapha Ould Said on Tuesday said that the men also were being charged with aiding al-Qaida. The three ? Mohamed Abdallahi Ould Hmednah, Didi Ould Bezeid and [...]
Filed under: Biking , Arts and Culture , Learning , Africa , Europe , Mauritania , Morocco , France , United Kingdom , Ecotourism Back in March, two Brits, Huw WIlliams and Rebecca Sumner, set off on a proposed two year, 15,000 mile journey, across Africa by bicycle. Their intention is to explore the cultures and landscapes of more than a dozen countries, all the while making audio recordings of the things they hear along the way. The pair have dubbed their adventure the Listen to
Mauritania coup chief wins vote amid fraud claims (AP via Yahoo! News) Nearly a year after seizing power in a military putsch that ousted Mauritania’s first freely elected leader, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz won the presidency Sunday in a landslide vote his opponents decried as a fraudulent “electoral coup.” Algerian army kills suspected terrorists At least 18 suspected terrorists were killed during Algerian army operations in the eastern part of the country. US wants greater military cooperatio
HIV AIDS Information - Lynx to Partner with Until There’s A Cure and Minnesota Aids Project - OurSports Central
Lynx to Partner with Until There’s A Cure and Minnesota Aids Project - OurSports Central MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Lynx, Until There’s A Cure ®(UTAC) and the Minnesota Aids Project ®(MAP) are teaming up to assist in the struggle against HIV/AIDS by hosting ‘AIDS Awareness Night’ when the Lynx take on the Phoenix Mercury on HEALTH: Fighting AIDS in Conservative Mauritania - Inter Press Service NOUAKCHOTT, Aug 4 (IPS) - Campaigners against HIV/AIDS in Mauritania face an uphil
August 4, 2009 by CaleSend to a FriendI’ve really been digging this Moorish Music from Mauritania album lately. It’s a family affair, dad on guitar and tidinit (see pic), daughters on percussion and backup vocals, and mom, the incredible Dimi Mint Abba, belting out the spine shivering improvised Islamic poetry. Dimi’s father authored the Mauritanian national anthem and they come from a long line of low-caste West African bards, wandering musicians, and poets. This recording was made in 1990, and
Campaigners against HIV/AIDS in Mauritania face an uphill task to put their messages across, especially those that deal with safer sex and condom use. Campaigners have to cut corners in order to avoid angering the country's powerful religious clerics.
BRUSSELS, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- On his first day at work as NATO chief, new NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Monday outlined his priorities, vowing to build a "true strategic partnership" with Russia, to reaffirm commitments to Afghanistan, reduce NATO-led troops in Kosovo and to work on NATO's new strategic concept.I believe that during my term as NATO secretary general, we should develop a true strategic partnership with Russia. We should extend practical cooperation in areas where
Yahoo! News: World News >> World News Source: | Yahoo! News | NIAMEY, Niger – His opponents are calling it a "slow-motion coup." Fighting to stay in power past the two-term limit, the leader of this uranium-rich desert nation has reversed promises to step down in December. Over the space of several months he has imposed rule by decree and dismantled parliament and the constitutional court, which opposed his plan and represented the last real ch
Group urges Burundi to drop new law against homosexuality (CNN) A human rights group urged Burundi to reverse a law that makes homosexuality illegal, saying it risks worsening the harsh treatment of gays in the eastern Africa nation. The Episcopal Church and gays (Los Angeles Times) The Episcopal Church's support for gays and lesbians reaches far beyond religion to touch society. With a little more than 2 million members, the Episcopal Church of the United States is far from b
By M. A Khan of Islam-Watch.org President Obama, visiting a slave-fort in Ghana, condemned slavery, pointing to a chruch that stood next to the slave-dungeons, to obviate the popular paradigm as to how European Christians, with sanctions from the church, engaged in black slavery, probably the only slavery that existed in history and is worth condemning. But Islam—whose role in slavery is much bigger, crueler, and more tragic—remains thoroughly untouched; as if Islam and its followers were/are
Protest Letter to the Politicians and Governments in AfricaDear Presidents/Prime ministers,On behalf of the poor people of Africa, I send you this protest letter. We are angry. Yes we the people are very angry. We have endured your ill conceived, hash and austere economic and social policies for quite too long. We have watched silently to see you and your cronies enjoy while we the masses continue to suffer. We have no jobs, no incomes, no savings and have no place to lay our heads while you and
American Algerian The Moor Next Door notes: “Many members of the Mauritanian opposition; and operatives clamor that the American position towards the new government is among the most crucial of those yet out.”
Maghreb Politics Review shares interesting links from other blogs discussing the latest developments in North Africa and the Sahel.
Mauritanian President-elect Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz on Sunday resigned from the post of president of the Union for the Republic Party to take office as the head of state, according to news from Nouakchot. At the plenary session of the Union for the Republic Party, Aziz said he would resign as president of the party, which he founded, and that he would be sworn in as president on Aug. 5. Under ...
Equatorial Guinea Armed Force Day Date: August 3, 2009 Armed Force Day is a public holiday in Equatorial Guinea. Armed force day is one those days, which is celebrated in many countries in order to respect their military organizations together. On this day, all the divisions of the defense together are respected for their huge devotion and [...] Other interesting posts: Mauritania Armed Forces Day Guinea-Bissau Colonization Martyrs’ Day Civic Holiday in Canada
President Maaouya Ould Sid’Ahmed Taya of Mauritania was overthrown in a military coup and replaced by the Military Council for Justice and Democracy while he was attending the funeral of King Fahd in Saudi Arabia.Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya معاوية ولد سيد أحمد الطايعA constitutional referendum, parliamentary and presidential elections were scheduled and the coup leaders vowed not to contest any of the elections.The military government ended with the presidential election on 11 March 2007.While O
Recently I read somewhere about life expectancy comparing the USA vs my home-Country; Canada. It had me wondering what the rest of the world would be like in comparison, so I gathered some information here to share with you. [ InfoPlease -->] Find the average life expectancy for each country and the world. As of 2009, the country with the highest life expectancy is Macau at 84.4 years; the country with the lowest life expectancy is Swaziland at just 31.9 years. The average lifespan for th
The Episcopal Church and gays (Los Angeles Times) The Episcopal Church's support for gays and lesbians reaches far beyond religion to touch society. With a little more than 2 million members, the Episcopal Church of the United States is far from being the country's largest Christian denomination. But its recent pronouncements indicating support for openly gay bishops and church blessings for same-sex couples will have reverberations beyond that ... Check It Out (Israel National N