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Mauritanian Blogger Free and in Exile After Five Years in Jail - Amnesty

[RFI] A Mauritanian blogger who was freed after spending more than five years in jail under inhumane conditions, even after his sentence was served, has arrived in an unspecified European country, according to human rights group Amnesty International. (AllAfrica)


Freed Blogger Arrives in Europe - Amnesty

[VOA] A Mauritanian blogger, jailed for nearly six years in Mauritania, has said he only "saw the sun six times" during his incarceration. (AllAfrica)


Blogger Mohamed Mkhaïtir Released After Five Years in Detention for Publishing a Blog

[AI London] Following the release of Mauritanian blogger Mohamed Mkhaïtir, who was sentenced to death and held in arbitrary detention for more than five years after publishing a blog on caste discrimination, Amnesty International's Campaigner Kiné Fatim Diop said: (AllAfrica)


Mauritania On the Cusp of the Digital Change - Local Cloud Founder Yehdhih Ould Mohamed Moctar

[Balancing Act] London -There are a number of larger African country markets that have started the digital change with higher rates of web and app use. But there are other smaller markets where this change has barely begun. Until recently Mauritania was one of those smaller countries. Russell Southwood spoke to Yehdhih Ould Mohamed Moctar, CEO and Founder Xseeg about his plans to open an independent data centre and a local cloud. (AllAfrica)


Angola At Inauguration of Mauritanian President

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Ambassador, André Panzo, represents Angola at the inauguration ceremony of the new Mauritanian President, Mohammed Ould Ghazouani, set for August 1st. (AllAfrica)


Blogger in 'Blasphemy' Case Freed After 5 Years

[HRW] Beirut -Mauritania's authorities freed a blogger on July 29, 2019, who had been held in a blasphemy case for five and-a-half years, Human Rights Watch said today. (AllAfrica)


Mauritanian Blogger Freed After Being Held for Nearly Six Years

[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is delighted to report that Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed Mkhaitir, a Mauritian blogger who had been held for more than five and a half years and who was originally sentenced to death for apostasy, was released at dawn yesterday. (AllAfrica)


Mauritania Finally Frees Blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed

[CPJ] Washington D.c. -The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed relief that Mauritanian blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed is free and safely out of the country. Mohamed was released yesterday and left Mauritania, according to news reports, citing his lawyer and official government news sources. (AllAfrica)


Human Rights Committee Adopts Its Annual Report and Closes Its One-Hundred and Twenty-Sixth Session

[OHCHR] Adopts Concluding Observations on the Situation in the Netherlands, Tajikistan, Nigeria, Mauritania, Paraguay and Equatorial Guinea (AllAfrica)


Reviewing Mauritania's Historic Election

[Atlantic Council] Mauritania's June 22 presidential election marked the country's first democratic transfer of power since independence. The ruling party's Mohamed Ould Ghazouani won with 52 percent of the vote, and his closest challenger, Biram Dah Abeid, received 18 percent. But the election was less of a landslide than the vote totals imply: Ghazouani surpassed the 50 percent threshold needed to preclude a second round by less than 19,000 votes (out of 929,285 valid votes cast), and it appears likely that his competitors (AllAfrica)


Widespread Arrests to Blunt Backlash Over Election

[HRW] Tunis -Mauritanian authorities detained for a week without charge at least three pro-opposition public figures apparently as part of efforts to smother dissent over the outcome of a June 22 presidential election, Human Rights Watch said today. Authorities also shut down the Internet and arrested dozens of opposition activists. (AllAfrica)


Two Journalists Arrested, Internet Shut Down Amid Disputed Election in Mauritania

[CPJ] New York -Mauritanian authorities should immediately release journalists Seydi Moussa Camara and Ahmedou Ould al-Wadea, restore internet access throughout the country, and allow journalists to report on the results of the country's presidential elections without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. (AllAfrica)


Mauritania Announces It Stable Position On Sudan

[SNA] Nouakchott -Mauretania has announced its stable and solidarity position with Sudan and its people to face challenges. (AllAfrica)


Constitutional Council Confirms Mohamed Ould Ghazouani as President

[VOA] Mauritania's constitutional council confirmed Mohamed Ould Ghazouani as president, amid concerns of election impropriety by opposition leaders. (AllAfrica)


Tunisia, Mauritania Play to a Draw at AFCON

[CAF] Tunisia joined Mali into the last 16 from Group E after playing out a barren draw with Mauritania in their ultimate group match on Tuesday in Suez. It was the third successive draw at the campaign as they finished second on three points, four shy of Mali who topped the group after beating Angola 1-0 in Ismailia. (AllAfrica)


Third Draw Takes Tunisia to Next Round

[CAF] Tunisia joined Mali into the last 16 from Group E after playing out a barren draw with Mauritania in their ultimate group match on Tuesday in Suez. It was the third successive draw at the campaign as they finished second on three points, four shy of Mali who topped the group after beating Angola 1-0 in Ismailia. (AllAfrica)


Mauritania Aims to Upset Tunisia

[CAF] Debutants Mauritania are hoping to produce one of Africa Cup of Nations biggest shocks ever when they take on Tunisia in Suez on Tuesday (2 July 2019). Angola faces Mali in Ismailia in a simultaneous kickoff. (AllAfrica)


Africa Cup of Nations - Five Things We Learned On Day 9

[RFI] Cameroon keep it tight to frustrate Ghana while Mauritania, after a 4-1 hammering, go into nuclear lockdown against Angola. (AllAfrica)


The Gambia, Mauritania Ink MOUs On Fisheries, Bilateral Cooperation

[Foroyaa] President Adama Barrow's two-day official visit to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania has led to the signing of Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) between the two friendly countries, following bilateral talks between the Heads of State at the Presidential Palace in Nouakchott. (AllAfrica)


Unshackled Yet Far From Free, Ex-Slaves Struggle Anew in Mauritania

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nouakchott -Mauritania was the last country to abolish slavery - in 1981 - and only criminalised it in 2007. (AllAfrica)


Group Calls On Govt to Free Blogger

[CPJ] H.E. Mohamedoun Daddah (AllAfrica)


Gambia, Mauritania Ink MOUs On Fisheries, Bilateral Cooperation

[The Point] State House, Banjul, 28 February, 2019 - His Excellency, President Adama Barrow's two-day official visit to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania has led to the signing of Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) between the two friendly countries, following bilateral talks between the Heads of State at the Presidential Palace in Nouakchott. (AllAfrica)


President Barrow Departs for Mauritania

[Foroyaa] President Adama Barrow will travel to Mauritania for a two-day Official Visit with effect from Wednesday 27th February, 2019. (AllAfrica)


President to Travel to Mauritania

[Govt of the Gambia] His Excellency Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia will travel to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania for a two-day Official Visit with effect from Wednesday 27th February, 2019. (AllAfrica)


Mauritian Fight Over Chagos Not Over Yet

[RFI] While Mauritius celebrated the recommendations of the International Court of Justice over the fate of the Chagos archipelago, Britain claimed that it was a misuse of power to seek the opinion of the ICJ. The battle is not over yet and it is now up to the UN General Assembly offer direction. (AllAfrica)


Dr. Al-Dirdiri Receives Copy of Credentials of Mauritania Ambassador

[SNA] Khartoum -The Foreign Minister, Dr. Al-Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed Wednesday received a copy of the credentials of the new Ambassador of Mauritania to Khartoum, Al-Hussein Sidi Abdalla, prior to submitting these credentials to the President of the Republic. (AllAfrica)


Repressive Laws Restrict Peaceful Speech

[HRW] Geneva -Mauritanian authorities used a litany of harsh and overbroad laws on terrorism, cybercrime, apostasy, and criminal defamation to prosecute and jail human rights defenders, activists, bloggers, and political dissidents during 2018, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2019. (AllAfrica)


Senegalese FA Evaluating Co-Organising 2025 Nations Cup With Guinea, Gambia or Mauritania

[Foroyaa] The FA in Dakar is weighing options of talking Guinea into accepting co-organising the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations with Senegal, Mauritania and Gambia. (AllAfrica)


Presidential Elections to Watch in Africa This Year

[Nation] After the relentless electoral drama across Africa last year, several countries will hold presidential polls this year. (AllAfrica)


Europe Must Cut Ties With My Country, Anti-Slavery Politician Says

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde -Biram Dah Abeid, who has been jailed numerous times for his fight against slavery, says he plans to stand for president (AllAfrica)


Mauritanians Who Sought Refuge in U.S. Face Deportation, Then Jail

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nouakchott -Mo had nothing but a set of jail clothes and the name of a distant cousin when he boarded the deportation flight from the United States to Mauritania, the African country he had fled. (AllAfrica)