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    08-Jan-2015 to 12:58

    Mauritania condemns terrorist attack on French satirical magazine

    APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) — The Mauritanian government has “strongly” condemned the Wednesday deadly attack against Charlie Hebdo in Paris, which killed 12 people including the redaction staff and two policemen.

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    29-Dec-2014 to 11:32

    Mauritania: Author of ‘anti-prophet’ article appeals death sentence

    APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) - — Mohamed Cheikh Ould M’khaitir, the author of the article accused of insulting Islam’s Prophet Mohammed published in January 2014 and for which he was given a death sentence on Wednesday, has appealed the court’s ruling, judicial sources announced here.

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    27-Dec-2014 to 14:06

    Mauritanian army nabs 9 drug traffickers in north

    APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) — Mauritanian army have reported rounded up nine drug traffickers close to the town of Ain Ben Tili in the far northern part of the country, reliable sources confirmed Saturday in Nouakchott.

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    25-Dec-2014 to 14:45

    Mauritania: Author given death penalty over apostasy

    APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) — Mohamed Ould Cheikh M'khaitir, the author of a controversial article containing slurs against Prophet Mohammed, published in Mauritania in January has been sentenced to death.

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    20-Dec-2014 to 13:40

    Mauritania: G5 Sahel countries unveil $15bn development program

    APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) — Mauritanian President, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has unveiled a $15 billion development program for the group of five Sahel countries.

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    19-Dec-2014 to 18:04

    Sahel G5 summit opens in Mauritania

    APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) — An extraordinary summit of Sahel G5 leaders opened in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott on Friday.

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    18-Dec-2014 to 19:02

    African leaders discuss Sahel security

    APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) — Five heads of state and representatives from six other countries gathered Thursday in the Mauritanian capital as part of the “Processus de Nouakchott” forum which brings together 11 nations to discuss the issue of security in the Sahel, APA can report.

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