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Mauritanian authorities restrict freedom of speech and assembly, especially to muzzle criticism of Mauritania's record on slavery, discrimination based on caste ... of 43 women and girls living in seven internally displaced persons camps in Maiduguri, perpetrated by government officials and other authorities.
In July 2016, Human Rights Watch documented sexual abuse, including rape and exploitation, of 43 women and girls living in seven internally displaced persons camps in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital perpetrated by government officials and other authorities. The report sets out in detail how the ...

UNHCR works closely with the Mauritanian authorities towards the development and implementation of a national asylum system. Pending the adoption of the asylum law, UNHCR supports the authorities to enhance refugee protection in Mauritania improving access to documentation, including birth ...
According to Dyn, the Oracle-owned internet performance firm, the African Coast to Europe (ACE) cable was cut near Noukachott in Mauritania on March ... Egypt provided a more bizarre example in 2013, when the authorities arrested three scuba divers whom they accused of trying to slice a major cable ...
“The fact that despite having abolished slavery in legislation about 40 years ago, the Mauritanian authorities continue not only to tolerate the practice, but also repress ... These practices include limited representation in positions of leadership, as well as obstacles to their documentation in official records.
Mauritania became the last country to abolish slavery in 1981. An amnesty report reveals that 43 thousand people, around 1% of the population, are still enslaved. Today, based on a law adopted in 2015, slavery in Mauritania is an official crime against humanity. Despite the current reprimanding nature ...

A hereditary system of servitude forces members of the "slave" caste to work without pay as cattle herders and domestic servants, despite the official ban. In 2015, Mauritania adopted a new law declaring slavery a "crime against humanity" punishable by up to 20 years in jail, compared with a maximum of 10 ...
Rabat – Mauritanian authorities have dismantled an international ring involved in illegal prospecting for gold in Zouerat, a town in northern Mauritania. The ring includes members of the Polisario Front. The ring is made up of international gold prospectors, including several members of the separatist front, ...
El Sewedy Electric wins a $20M tender for a project in Mauritania ... CAIRO – 25 April 2018: Egypt's El Sewedy Electric company was selected for a $20 million international tender of the rural electrification project in Aftout El-Chargui zone in Mauritania, said Mauritanian government officials, state news ...
Though few government officials supported such an investigation, she wrote, the group pledged “to work toward true transparency and accountability in the United ... Appearing by Skype from his home country of Mauritania, Slahi faced questions from a panel that included a former chief prosecutor of the ...
... Cuba (health attacks directed at U.S. Embassy Havana employees); Dominica (aftermath of a natural disaster); El Salvador (crime); Guatemala (crime); Haiti (crime and civil unrest); Lebanon (crime, terrorism, and armed conflict); Mauritania (crime and terrorism); Niger (crime and terrorism); Nigeria (crime, ...
The authorities expect Berguitta to go directly to Mauritius with a possible scenario where the eye of the cyclone will cross our island. Berguitta will be accompanied by winds ranging from 225 to 240 kilometres per hour around the centre. Fourth cyclone bulletin for Mauritius issued at 1010 hours on ...
Head coach Sebastien Desabre led his players to Stade de Marrakech for the official training on Friday night under floodlights, reports FUFA.CO.UG. The magnificent stadium with a capacity of 45,240 fans will be host to all the Uganda Cranes three matches in Group B. All the 23 players were involved in ...
In order to pass the border from Morocco to Mauritania, participants also had to stop and complete the extensive and cumbersome customs paperwork, drastically simplified ... “It turns out that the organizers did not take seriously the warnings of the Sahrawi authorities,” said the separatist news outlet.
During the three-day trip which begins Monday, Macron plans to seek a "strategic partnership" with Beijing, notably on terrorism and climate change, an official in the president´s office said. In particular, France is hoping Beijing will join it in playing a decisive role in implementing the Paris accord to fight ...
Macron will also ask Beijing to help support the G5 Sahel force being created with forces from Mali, Chad, Burkina Faso, Niger and Mauritania, tasked with fighting jihadist forces spread across an area of desert the size of Europe. China has already become a key business partner across Africa, with total ...
Independent newspapers in Mauritania say they've been doing without print editions for more than a week, allegedly because of a financial crisis at the government's only official printing press. The reported lack of funds means there's not been enough paper for all media outlets, so the press has printed ...

Some believed at the time that the motive behind President Abdel Aziz's displeasure at the appointment was due to Morocco hosting Mauritanian the businessman Mohamed Ould Bouamatou, one of his opponents, and who is a subject of an international search warrant issued by Mauritanian authorities ...
Mauritanian President Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz receives Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary-General Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa. (SPA) ... The EU and the OIC's General Secretariat held their second senior officials' meeting (SOM) at the OIC headquarters on Thursday, the SPA reported.
UNHCR supports the authorities to enhance refugee protection in Mauritania by improving access to documentation, including birth registration, basic services, such as health, education, and economic opportunities. Since 2012, UNHCR has led the humanitarian response for Malian refugees in the Hodh ...
12 (Petra)-Department of Statistics (DoS) Director, Qasem Zu'bi, on Tuesday held talks with visiting Mauritanian Economics and Finance Ministry delegation, ... The Mauritanian official, on his part, said the delegation's current visit aims to benefit from the Kingdom's longstanding enumeration operations.
Following recent reports about slavery in Libya, international anti-slavery movements have paid increased attention to the situation in Mauritania. ... ensuing international outcry, global anti-slavery organisations have also targeted the government of President Abdel Aziz, where a lack of official action during ...
UNPO and UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Firmly Condemn Detention of Activists in Mauritania ... The UNPO strongly supports the activities of the abolitionist movement IRA, an official Member of our organisation, and calls for the respect of the principles enshrined in the UDHR as well as the ...
Yet Meshaal has returned to the spotlight with an official visit to Mauritania and Morocco at the end of December. Meshaal's tour began in Mauritania Dec. 21 to participate in the conference of the National Rally for Reform and Development (Tewassoul) in Nouakchott. He met Dec. 23 with figures including ...
Arriving mainly from Paris, the 147 visitors are most likely to be followed by more holidaymakers in the wake of the lifting of a travel warning issued by the French authorities. The warning was issued in December 2007 shortly after four French tourists were killed by Mauritanian extremists near the town of ...
New York, November 20, 2017--Mauritanian authorities on November 16 approved an amendment to the country's penal code that could allow ...
Nouakchott - Showing repentance will no longer prevent the death penalty from being applied for blasphemy and apostasy, Mauritania said on ...
Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz yesterday received a member of the Polisario National Secretariat, Mustafa El Sayed, in his ...
China has launched construction of a Mauritanian landing vessel. ... bought with government funds, according to the official AMI press agency.
Protecting Mauritania's Marine Park ... the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) met with ...
His case has deeply divided Mauritanian society and we urge the authorities to lose no time in doing whatever is necessary to protect him."
The government of Mauritania fails to adequately address the poor ... The continued official denial of the existence of slavery in Mauritania further ... to abolitionist activists and authorities in various parts of Mauritania, he was ...
(Tunis) – Mauritanian authorities should quash the death sentence for a Mauritanian blogger, Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir, and drop all ...
Moulay said that “a number of Algerian officials have purposely taken ... He added “There is now news that the Algerian authorities are starting to ... Mali, Niger, Tunisia, Morocco, and Mauritania are in unstable conditions, ...
Mauritanian authorities detained opposition leader, Mohamed Ould Ghadda, for two ... Officials should either try him fairly or drop the charges.
Rabat – Mauritanian authorities have refused entry to a Moroccan businessman and former Mauritanian official who used to raise funds for the ...
Dubai: On September 8, a group of Americans landed in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott, but were denied entry visas. The authorities ...
The Mauritanian authorities and the IMF mission have made considerable progress in discussions on an economic program that could be ...
Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Burkina Faso and Chad are putting together a 5,000-strong G5 Sahel force to fight the growing threat from extremists in ...
The Mauritanian businessman's name resurfaced in September, ... that Chabar's appointment was being approved by local authorities was ...
In Mauritania, UNHCR provides protection and assistance to over ... with the Ministry of Interior and Decentralization and local authorities.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on Mauritanian authorities to free former Senate member and opposition leader Mohamed Ould Ghadda, ...
Mauritanian activist Biram Dah Abeid Wednesday was forced to abort ... of 15 US anti-slavery activists from Mauritania after authorities refused ...
In June last year, Mali, Mauritania and the UN High Commissioner for ... said the UNHCR's senior official in Mbera, Henri-Sylvain Yakara.
... Impact Assessment (“ESIA”) for its major Tiris Uranium Project in Mauritania has received official approval by the Mauritanian Government.
Rabat – After several months of waiting, Mauritania has reportedly ... ahead of an official accreditation ceremony, according to Moroccan media outlets. ... His alleged rejection by Mauritanian authorities raised questions.
The prevalence of slavery in Mauritania is among the highest in the ... of authorities by external organizations, such as political parties and abolition groups. Despite the complaints filed, law enforcement officials frequently ...
Mauritanian authorities detained opposition leader, Mohamed Ould ... Mauritanian officials arrested Ghadda on August 10, 2017, five days after ... from 10 to 20 years for an elected official who offers or accepts a bribe.
Mauritanian authorities refused to grant visas to a group of twelve ... Mauritanian officials claimed that the programme of the activists was in ...
Mauritanian authorities persist on maintaining a blackout on the ... that planned meetings with Mauritanian government officials and activists.


 

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