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The government of Mauritania disputes this, saying the country is no longer home to slavery, but "the vestiges of slavery," including poverty, social and economic exclusion and unequal access to education are visible. Today, the term Haratine is used to describe former slaves and the descendants of slaves. Mauritania
The International Development Association, an arm of the World Bank, has approved a $20 million loan to the government of Mauritania to help it develop the necessary capacity to negotiate investment agreements for the development of the Tortue/Ahmeyim gas field, Agence Ecofin has reported. The ... Mauritania
The attack led to the death of one Mauritanian peacekeeper, while 11 others were injured and are receiving medical care. The Secretary-General offers his deepest condolences to the families of those killed, as well as to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. He wishes a swift recovery ...
French-Moroccan photojournalist Seif Kousmate «is not a journalist, he has not entered with this title and he has no proof he is one», said Mohamed Lemine Ould Cheikh, spokesman for the Mauritanian government in a press conference held Thursday. In addition to that, the person in charge stressed that ...
The World Bank approved a $20mn subsidy from the International development agency (IDA) to the Mauritanian government March 16. The bank said it would help the government to negotiate investment deals for developing the cross-border Great Tortue gas field. “This grant will strengthen Mauritania's ...

However prominent Mauritanian anti-slavery activist Biram Ould Dah Abeid cast doubt on the reports that Hamoudi Ould Saleck had actually been arrested, and called the case "a show trial by the government to stop criticism from the international community". Earlier this year, the African Union urged ...
Earlier this year, an inter-governmental co-operation agreement was signed by Mauritania and Senegal that dealt largely with field unitisation and paves the way for a final investment decision in late 2018 and probable start-up in late 2021. Kosmos chief executive Andy Inglis told analysts in late February ...
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 ...
“This grant will strengthen Mauritania's capacity to ensure a major gas resource is developed effectively by private operators with strong support from the government. We trust all stakeholders will be provided an opportunity to engage and contribute to accelerate inclusive growth in Mauritania,” said Laurent ...
It's been over 40 years since Mauritania abolished slavery, but that abolishment happens to be only on paper; slaves are still bought, sold and given away as gifts. Worse still, voices who dare speak against slavery and discrimination are silenced by the Mauritanian government. According to a recent report ...
First lady Melania Trump presents the International Women of Courage awards Friday, March 23, 2018, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). First lady talks of courage after model describes affair. Jacquelyn Martin. First lady Melania Trump, center, presents an International ...
But the government has frequently cracked down on people who speak out against it. "The repression is getting worse and worse," said Boubacar Messaoud, president of SOS Esclaves, one of Mauritania's oldest anti-slavery groups. "You have to have courage to work on slavery, because it's not easy," he ...
The operation encompasses Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad. Estonia was one of the first partner nations invited by France to participate in Operation Barkhane. The U.K. is also to join the operation. Estonia at present has four instructors and staff officers deployed to the EU training mission ...
Abeid fears that “next time they will come to get me to put me in jail” and warned authorities “we will continue our marches” which the government is unlikely to tolerate. During the last three days of demonstrations, around 20 IRA militants were arrested by police and imprisoned and denied food, according ...
Diagana's fight for education began when he was about 16 years old in Mauritania, located above Mali and Senegal in western Africa. Diagana took it upon himself to teach Arabic to the Mauritanian people, who had been deprived of the education they wanted. However, the Mauritanian government ...
Erdogan makes first visit to Mauritania in West Africa tour ... Recep Tayyip Erdogan landed in Mauritania on Wednesday flanked by businessmen and primed to sign several cooperation deals in the first visit by a Turkish ... A Turkish government-run school has since opened in the Mauritanian capital.

Normally, the hakim decides on such permits, but since our event involved presenting a report critical of the government's restrictions on human rights defenders, he wasn't taking any chances. “If the Human Rights Commissariat approves you, then I will too,” he said, referring to a governmental body.
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. Refugee children who lack a birth certificate more often than not are considered as stateless.
The U.N. refugee agency reports the Mauritanian Government is issuing birth certificates to thousands of Malian refugee children who were born in ... to issue birth certificates for some 7,600 Malian children born in Mbera, a sprawling refugee camp along the Malian border in southeastern Mauritania.
Mauritania abolished slavery only in 1981, and first criminalized it in 2007. The government claims that the challenge today is to remedy the vestiges of slavery, since slavery itself has been eradicated. Activists state that slavery is still practiced, though reliable data does not exist and there is disagreement ...
For his part, Mauritania Ambassador, Wadaadi Walad Sayid congratulated the President and Somalia for the progress made across the nation. He said Mauritania is aware of the hardship and the challenges under which the Somali government is operating. However, Mr. Sayid thanked for the warm ...
Meanwhile, the human rights situation deteriorates: Amnesty International released a report last Wednesday that described the Mauritanian government's position on the existence of modern-day slavery as “a disgraceful disregard for human rights.” The African Union has slammed Mauritania for failing to ...
The spokesperson of the Mauritanian government, Mohamed Lemine Ould Cheikh, on Thursday denied the contents of Amnesty International's report ... including over a dozen international non-governmental organizations, have never been authorized by the State to carry out their activities,” according to ...
(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 ...
The joint 2018 humanitarian response plan was shared with the Mauritanian Government in late January. The Government will intervene alongside humanitarian partners in the response to the 2018 food crisis. Urgent funding of USD 4.6 million (61 percent) is needed to provide first-response to some ...
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is scheduled to arrive in Mauritania as the second stop of his five-day, four-country Africa trip. His visit to Mauritania will mark ... Nowadays, the government is preoccupied with the integration of emancipated slaves and the fight against terrorism and smuggling. It is closely ...
Normally, the hakim decides on such permits, but since our event involved presenting a report critical of the government's restrictions on human rights defenders, he wasn't taking any chances. “If the Human Rights Commissariat approves you, then I will too,” he said, referring to a governmental body.
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. Refugee children who lack a birth certificate more often than not are considered as stateless.
The U.N. refugee agency reports the Mauritanian Government is issuing birth certificates to thousands of Malian refugee children who were born in ... to issue birth certificates for some 7,600 Malian children born in Mbera, a sprawling refugee camp along the Malian border in southeastern Mauritania.
Since 2012, UNHCR has led the humanitarian response for Malian refugees in the Hodh Echarghi region, in collaboration with the Mauritanian Government, which continues to keep its borders open to new influxes, and in cooperation with other UN agencies, national and international NGOs. Despite the ...
Kosmos Energy Announces Approval of Inter-Governmental Cooperation Agreement between Mauritania and Senega. Charles Gross , Benzinga Staff Writer {{following ? "Following" : "Follow"}}. February 12, 2018 3:32am Comments. Share: ...
DALLAS – The governments of Mauritania and Senegal have signed an inter-governmental cooperation agreement (ICA) allowing development of the cross-border deepwater Tortue natural gas field to move forward. With this agreement in place, Kosmos Energy and its partners expect to take a final ...
Mauritania abolished slavery only in 1981, and first criminalized it in 2007. The government claims that the challenge today is to remedy the vestiges of slavery, since slavery itself has been eradicated. Activists state that slavery is still practiced, though reliable data does not exist and there is disagreement ...
30 (Xinhua) -- International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde reiterated on Tuesday IMF's support to Mauritania's economic reforms. ... Co-hosted by the IMF, the Arab Monetary Fund, Arab Fund for Social and Economic Development and the government of Morocco, the two-day ...
The African Union has reprimanded Mauritania for failing to take action against widespread slavery within its borders and ordered the government to give financial compensation to two child slaves who were failed by its legal system. The landmark ruling is the first time the AU has spoken out against the ...
We now urge the Mauritanian government to fully respect the ruling and set about putting the ACERWC's recommendations in to action.' Acting on behalf of the Salem brothers, MRG and Mauritanian NGO SOS-Esclaves took the case before the ACERWC, a body of the African Union whose role is to urge ...
In order to give itself the means to express an opinion on this case, the Working Group invites the Mauritanian Government to provide any information it wishes, in particular on the facts reported, which concern allegations of arbitrary detention. The UN Working Group requests Nouakchott to send an answer ...
The AIM-listed oil explorer said it will pay the Mauritanian government and the state-owned hydrocarbon explorer a fixed sum to settle any outstanding claims in relation to their funding agreement. The company previously reported that the future value of the Chinguetti decommissioning costs was USD31.4 ...
The rebels were killed in clashes over the past 24 hours with a pro-government alliance backed by Saudi Arabia. Clashes in the Yemeni rebel ... Griffiths would replace Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed of Mauritania who failed to make headway in UN efforts to end the war. Cheikh Ahmed this week told the United ...
CAIRO - 19 January 2018: “Mauritania's legislative and local elections will take place as scheduled in 2018 with no intention for postponement,” said Minister of Culture and Handicrafts and spokesperson for the Mauritanian Government, Mohamed Lemine Ould Cheikh. In a press conference on Thursday, ...
The danger of terrorist attacks and kidnappings is still real, reflected by Mauritania's decision to join four other countries in fighting terrorism in the Sahel. ... A total of 14 flights - supported by some 350,000 euros ($422,000) in subsidies by the Mauritanian government - have been scheduled until March 24.
Nouakchott - Privately-owned newspapers went back on sale in Mauritania on Wednesday for the first time in more than a month, after a paper shortage forced them off the shelves and prompted complaints from the national press union. A government-funded printing press covers two-thirds of private ...
International campaign group Reporters Without Borders said in August that Mauritanian journalists were arrested and questioned “to reinforce the government's control over the private press”, adding that it was “impossible to criticise the state's actions without being called a political opponent”. Additionally ...
Nouakchott, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The Mauritanian government will build a bridge in a centric area with Chinese financing according to local media. The agreement for the construction was signed here today with the participation of Finance Minister, Moctar Ould Diaye,and the Chinese Ambassador, Zhang Jianguo.
As the situation in northern Mali continues to be unstable, Mauritania struggles to cope with the growing needs of new refugees and the vulnerable host ... UNHCR has led the humanitarian response for Malian refugees in the Hodh ech Charghi region, in collaboration with the Mauritanian Government, ...
He was officially on board working for the U.S. government at that point and remained in the region until 1990. ... During his previous stint as U.S. Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania from 2014-2017, Fort Worth-raised Larry Andre and his wife met with members of a traditional welcoming ...
A total of 14 flights — supported by some 350,000 euros ($422,000) in subsidies by the Mauritanian government — have been scheduled until March 24. The flights are already half-filled, with more than 1,000 visitors signed up, says Point-Afrique Voyages. “Since the flights to Atar resumed, the figures for ...
UNPO and UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Firmly Condemn Detention of Activists in Mauritania ... The actions undertaken by the Mauritanian Government against them are therefore not only in contradiction with international law but also constitute a disregard for its own national policies.
Following governmental approval last October for the Greater Jubilee full field development plan, a multi-year incremental drilling program will follow, designed ... In 4Q 2017, Tullow signed the TEN associated gas gas sales agreement with the government and the company expects first gas sales from TEN ...


 

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