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    17-Apr-2019 to 21:28

    Mauritania’s presidential election set for June 22

    APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) By Mohamed Moctar — Mauritania goes to the polls to elect a new president on Saturday, June 22, 2019, according to a decree signed by President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

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    15-Apr-2019 to 21:03

    Two die as Mauritania gold mine caves in

    APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) By Mohamed Moctar — Two Mauritanian gold panners were killed after the collapse of two artisanal gold mines in the Glieb N’dor area (far north of the country), medical sources in Zouerate, the town closest to the site of the accident said Monday.

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    02-Apr-2019 to 21:22

    Mauritania: High school teachers hold sit-in for improved wages

    APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) By Mohamed Moctar — Teachers affiliated to the Independent Union of Teachers of Secondary School in Mauritania on Tuesday organized a sit-in near the gate of the ministry of National Education and Vocational Training in Nouakchott to press for higher wages, APA can report from the scene.

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    19-Mar-2019 to 20:20

    Mauritania: Int’l Cycling Tour of Sahel underway

    APA-Nouakchott (Mauritanie) By Mohamed Moctar — The second edition of the International Cycling Tour of the Sahel, organized as part of marking National Sports Day in Mauritania, kicked off Tuesday in Nouakchott, APA can report.

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    18-Mar-2019 to 18:32

    Mauritania: Small-scale fishermen on strike

    APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) By Mohamed Moctar — The Association of Producers and Exporters of Traditional and Coastal Fisheries in Mauritania Monday began a strike to decry the harassment of its members.

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    15-Mar-2019 to 18:50

    Mauritania condemns New Zealand mosque carnage

    APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) By Mohamed Moctar — The Mauritanian government has issued a statement on Friday strongly condemning the attacks on two mosques in New Zealand, which claimed the lives of some fifty people and injured 20 others.

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    15-Mar-2019 to 18:19

    Mauritania: Defence minister resigns to pursue presidential ambition

    APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) By Mohamed Moctar — Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz made a slight ministerial reshuffle on Friday, marked by the departure of Defence Minister Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, the favourite candidate for the presidential election later this year, the Presidency said Friday in a statement.

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