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Watch the Trailer for Mauritania's First-Ever Oscar Submission, 'Timbuktu' (Exclusive)
Abderrahmane Sissako's drama about a town's 2012 takeover by Al Qaeda militants premiered at May's Cannes Film Festival(12/20/2014 12:52:00 AM)
African leaders consider joint steps against Islamist threat
A summit on security in the sub-Saharan Sahel region of Africa, where armed Islamic extremists linked to al-Qaeda are active, opened Thursday in Mauritania, attended by five heads of state.(12/18/2014 1:37:12 PM)
Anti-Slavery Activists Detained in Mauritania
Human rights groups are calling on Mauritania to release nearly a dozen anti-slavery activists arrested during the past month. Modern day slavery persists in the West Africa country and may affect more than 35 million people globally. Such slavery comes in many forms - including child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking. It is big business. The International Labor Organization estimates ...(12/1/2014 12:51:03 PM)
African states mull steps against terrorists
NOUAKCHOTT: A summit on security in the sub-Saharan Sahel region of Africa, where armed extremists linked to Al-Qaeda are active, opened Thursday in Mauritania, attended by five heads of state.(12/18/2014 8:57:10 PM)
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)
African leaders call on UN for intervention in Libya
Leaders in the sub-Saharan Sahel region of Africa called Friday on the United Nations to organise an international force "to neutralise the armed groups" sowing chaos in Libya.(12/19/2014 5:28:19 PM)
‘Ida,’ ‘Force Majeure’ and ‘Leviathan’ Make Oscar’s Foreign Language Shortlist
Poland’s “Ida,” Sweden’s “Force Majeure” and Russia’s “Leviathan” are among the films that have made the Oscar shortlist in the Best Foreign Language Film category, the Academy announced on Friday.(12/19/2014 12:18:05 PM)
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)
Mauritanian President Meets with Deputy President of the SDF
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) President Mohammed Wild Abdulaziz of Mauritania met in Nouakchott today with visiting Deputy President of the Saudi Development Fund (SDF) Eng. Youse...(12/2/2014 3:17:06 AM)
Mauritania National Day
On behalf of the American people, I send best wishes to the people of Mauritania on the 54th anniversary of your independence on November 28.(11/29/2014 4:20:02 PM)
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