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Mauritania beat Mauritius in home leg
Mauritania defeat Mauritius 1-0 in the first leg of their preliminary round qualifier for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.(4/10/2014 10:44:14 AM)
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Kersley Appou of Mauritania could overtake Cameroon legend Roger Milla this weekend and become the oldest African international footballer. The 43-year striker with 10 goals from 24 national-team appearances is in an 18-man squad for the opening 2015 Cup of Nations (CAN) qualifier against Mauritania in Nouakchott. And if Appou starts or...(4/11/2014 12:07:38 PM)
Mauritius/Mauritania: Mauritania Nick One Past Mauritius
[CAF]Mauritania posited a lone goal victory over Mauritius in their 2015 Orange Africa Cup of Nations preliminary round first leg qualifier on Saturday in Nouakchott.(4/13/2014 2:27:36 PM)
Mauritanian journalist faces death penalty
A young journalist in Mauritania faces a possible death sentence after being convicted of apostasy for an article criticising the prophet Mohammed, according to an AFP report on 6 January. A judicial source told the news agency that Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed was arrested on 2 January in Nouadhibou and convicted of "lack of respect for the prophet". The following day a preacher, Abi Ould Ali ...(4/14/2014 7:23:13 PM)
Mauritania says Glencore set to sign infrastructure deal
Mauritania is set to sign a contract with Glencore Xstrata Plc (Other OTC: GLCNF - news) giving access to the west African country's rail and port facilities, the state mining firm said on Monday, as Glencore expands its iron ore operations. Glencore said in its 2013 annual report it was assessing two iron ore assets in the country, Askaf and El Aouj, which it said collectively have the ...(3/31/2014 12:09:49 PM)
Mauritania: Slow but Steady Walk to Democracy
[Africa Renewal]Despite challenges, Mauritania's democracy spreads(3/31/2014 8:13:32 AM)
Volokh Conspiracy: Wall Street Journal calls occupied territories “disputed”: paging Gov. Christie
The Wall Street Journal runs a correction after I point out that Western Sahara, not Morocco, borders Mauritania. But it calls the territory "disputed," apparently rejecting the notion that it is occupied.(4/8/2014 10:32:12 AM)
Mauritania Travel Warning
AQIM continues to demonstrate its intent and ability to conduct attacks against foreign nationals, including U.S. citizens.(3/18/2014 9:52:12 AM)
Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying: Mauritania 1 Mauritius 0
Mauritania edged Mauritius 1-0 in the first leg of their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations preliminary qualifier on Saturday.(4/12/2014 4:56:33 PM)
Glencore Signs Preliminary Mauritania Rail, Port Pact
(Corrects country in first paragraph of story first published March 31; company corrects to remove reference to value of agreement.) Glencore Xstrata Plc (GLEN) reached a preliminary agreement with the Mauritanian government to share a port and railway as the company seeks to develop an iron-ore project in the West African nation, the state-run miner said.(3/31/2014 1:59:14 PM)
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