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Mauritania urged to end crackdown on slavery activists
Amnesty International urged Mauritania on Thursday to end "harassment, intimidation and repression" of anti-slavery activists, following a number of high-profile arrests. At least nine campaigners including Biram Ould Dah Ould Abeid, President of the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA), are being held in the southern city of Rosso after they were detained this week ...(11/13/2014 10:05:21 AM)
Mauritania cracks down on land reform activists
The latest arrest of a group of prominent anti-slavery activists in Mauritania has once again brought to the fore the country's struggle with slavery and discrimination based on colour.(11/21/2014 10:25:28 AM)
Mauritania: Govt Cracks Down On Land Reform Activists
[IRIN]Nouakchott -The latest arrest of a group of prominent anti-slavery activists in Mauritania has once again brought to the fore the country's struggle with slavery and discrimination based on colour.(11/22/2014 1:55:30 AM)
Mauritania: Rights Groups Urge Govt to Free Anti-Slavery Protesters
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Dakar -Human rights groups have ramped up pressure on Mauritania to release around 20 anti-slavery campaigners who have been arrested over the past week for demonstrating against the country's traditional practice of human bondage.(11/21/2014 4:55:20 AM)
Mauritania closes border with Mali over Ebola fears
By Adama Diarra and Kissima Diagana BAMAKO/NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Mauritania has closed its border with Mali to prevent the spread of Ebola, officials said on Saturday, highlighting fears of further contagion in West Africa after a girl from Guinea died of the disease in Mali this week. Earlier, Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita said that his country would not close its border with Guinea ...(10/25/2014 1:59:15 PM)
Mauritania closes border with Mali over Ebola: officials
NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Mauritania has closed its border with Mali after a case of Ebola was confirmed in western Mali near their shared frontier, two Mauritanian officials said on Saturday. Limame Ould Deddeh, chief medical officer in Kobenni, a town in eastern Mauritania near the Mali frontier, said the government in Nouakchott had sent orders to close all land crossings. A second Mauritanian ...(10/25/2014 10:52:17 AM)
Sri Lanka, Mauritania sign agreement to establish Joint Commission on Cooperation
Sri Lanka and Mauritania signed an agreement yesterday to establish a Joint Commission on Cooperation to further strengthen relations between the two countries.(11/13/2014 6:47:44 PM)
Mauritania must end clamp down on anti-slavery activists
Headline Title:  Mauritania must end clamp down on anti-slavery activists 12 November 2014 The Mauritanian authorities must stop the harassment, intimidation and repression of anti-slavery activists, Amnesty International said today following the arrest of a number of high-profile campaigners.  At least nine people including Biram Ould Dah Ould Abeid, President of the Initiative for the ...(11/12/2014 3:25:10 PM)
Mauritania’s President arrives today
President of Mauritania Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz will arrive in the country today on a two day official visit.(11/12/2014 5:52:07 PM)
Mauritania President Meets Davutoglu, Ki-moon
(MENAFN - QNA) President of Mauritania Mohamed Ould Abdulaziz, who is also the African Union President held here Saturday, the side lines of the G20 Summit, talks with Turkey's Pr...(11/16/2014 4:17:40 AM)
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