MAURITANIE | MAURITANIA

21-Feb-2015 to 14:53

Mauritania’s prosecutor requests 3-year jail term for anti-slavery activists

APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) — Mauritania’s Chief Prosecutor has requested three jail term against Saad Ould Louleid, the vice-chairman and spokesman of the Initiative for the Resurgence of Abolitionist (IRA) and two other officials of the anti-slavery organization, judicial sources unveiled Saturday.

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20-Feb-2015 to 20:45

Arab Maghreb vows to strengthen human resources

APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) — The member countries of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) will work to strengthen joint action in human resources in order to “realize the dream” of their peoples, Libyan Education Minister, Fethi Abdel Hafidh said Friday in Nouakchott.

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17-Feb-2015 to 18:00

Chevron Africa to begin oil extraction in Mauritania

APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) — Chevron Africa, a subsidiary of the American oil giant Chevron, has revealed on Tuesday in Nouakchott its plans to begin soon oil extraction activities in Mauritania.

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16-Feb-2015 to 19:57

Mauritania backs Egypt’s fight against terrorism

APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) — Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz on Monday expressed his country's solidarity with Egypt after the beheading of 21 Egyptian Copts in Libya by the Islamic State, the country’s official news agency (AMI) reported in Nouakchott.

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13-Feb-2015 to 14:28

Mauritania: Defense team withdraw in anti-slavery activists’ trial

APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) — Lawyers of three Mauritania anti-slavery activists have withdrawn from the trial of their clients, forcing the adjournment of the hearing, reports said on Friday.

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05-Feb-2015 to 14:56

69 percent of Mauritania’s rice production met - Minister

APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) — The Mauritanian Agriculture Minister, Ahmed Ould M’bareck Ould Mohamed El Moctar has confirmed that the country’s rice production has met 69% of the domestic needs of the population.

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04-Feb-2015 to 21:08

UN extols Mauritania role in Mali crisis

APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in Mali, Mounji Hamidi, praised Wednesday in Nouakchott the role of Mauritania to restore peace in Mali.

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