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Mauritania's highest court confirms election win for Abdel Aziz
Mauritania's highest court on Sunday confirmed the victory of incumbent leader Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz in presidential polls, and rejected an appeal calling for the results to be annulled. "The candidate Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was elected President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania in the first round of the presidential election," the chairman of the constitutional council, Sgheyir Ould M ...(6/29/2014 2:08:03 PM)
US ramps up 'terrorism' fight in Mauritania
Amid alleged threat from al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, the two countries have boosted security co-operation.(7/14/2014 9:23:05 AM)
Challenge to Mauritania president's election win rejected
Authorities in Mauritania have rejected a challenge to President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz's victory in this month's election, giving him another five years in power. Biram Ould Dah Ould Abeid, an anti-slavery campaigner who came second in the June 21 vote, last week lodged a complaint against Abdel Aziz's victory, in which he won 82 percent of the vote. Ould Abeid, who won nine percent of the ...(7/1/2014 3:24:26 AM)
Uganda/Mauritania: Cranes Down Mauritania in Kampala
[CAF]Uganda beat visiting Mauritania 2-0 in an exciting AFCON 2015 fixture in Kampala, Brian Majwega and Geoffrey Massa the heroes on a Saturday afternoon that ensured the Cranes took a giant step towards the group phase of qualification and remained on course to ending their 36 year absence from the Nations Cup.(7/20/2014 9:15:12 AM)
Mauritania presidential election runner-up rejects results
A candidate who came second in Mauritania's June 21 presidential election on Tuesday rejected results announced by the national election commission, contending that fraud and irregularities marred the voting. President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz won another five-year term with 82 percent of the vote, the election commission announced on Sunday following an election that was boycotted by most ...(6/25/2014 2:22:03 AM)
Nancy Jones and her Mauritanian camel milk
Nancy Jones Abeiderrahmane is an English woman living in Mauritania who recently published a book about her extraordinary life in the desert. Theā€¦(7/10/2014 2:46:34 PM)
Mauritania votes amid opposition boycott
Will Mauritania's election be overshadowed by a boycott?(6/26/2014 1:31:11 AM)
Soccer-Equatorial Guinea kicked out of African Nations Cup
Equatorial Guinea have been expelled from the African Nations Cup qualifiers after being found guilty of using an ineligible player, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced on Friday. Equatorial Guinea were found to have used Cameroon-born player Thierry Fidieu in their two-legged preliminary round tie against Mauritania in May. Mauritania protested and CAF ruled that Fidieu had no ...(7/5/2014 3:30:46 AM)
Press Releases: Mauritania's Presidential Election
Mauritania's Presidential Election Press Statement Marie Harf Deputy Department Spokesperson , Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC June 30, 2014 The United States congratulates the people of Mauritania on the successful completion of peaceful and orderly presidential elections on June 21. We greatly value our long-standing friendship and partnership with Mauritania and the Mauritanian ...(6/30/2014 8:14:33 PM)
Equatorial Guinea thrown out of African Cup
Equatorial Guinea has been thrown out of the African Cup qualifying competition for fielding an ineligible player. The Confederation of African Football on Thursday upheld an appeal by Mauritania over the eligibility of striker Thierry Fidjeu, who played in a May 17 qualifier in Nouakchott. CAF ruled that Cameroon-born Fidjeu was ineligible for Equatorial Guinea. With Equatorial Guinea ...(7/3/2014 6:10:41 PM)
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