MAURITANIE | MAURITANIA

23-Jan-2015 to 13:21

Mauritania’s ruling party is not against early elections -Official

APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) — The Mauritanian minister of relations with Parliament and also government spokesman, Izid Bih Ould Mohamed Mahmoud has indicated, during a press conference held on Thursday in Nouakchott, that the ruling party is “not against” holding of elections ahead of time.

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20-Jan-2015 to 21:56

Mauritania, Spain sign MoU

APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) — Mauritania and Spain Tuesday signed in Nouakchott a memorandum of understanding in a bid to strengthen existing cooperation between the two countries, APA can report.

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17-Jan-2015 to 12:54

Mauritania's foreign, finance ministers sacked

APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) — Mauritanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Ahmed Ould Tegueddi and Finance Minister, Thiam Diombar have both been dismissed, according to a press release issued on Saturday by the Presidency.

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15-Jan-2015 to 16:55

Mauritania: Two year jail term for anti-slavery leader

APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) — The President of the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA), Biram Ould Dah Ould Abeid, was on Thursday sentenced to two years in prison by the Rosso Court, judicial source told APA.

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15-Jan-2015 to 11:05

Mauritanians stage demonstration against “blasphemous” cartoons

APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) – — A massive rally was organized late Wednesday in Nouakchott, the Mauritanian capital to denounce the publication of the new cartoons of Prophet Mohamed (PBUH) by the France-based satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, APA reports here.

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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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