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    31-Aug-2018 to 11:10

    Mauritania: Campaign ends ahead of voting on Saturday

    APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) by correspondent: Mohamed Moctar — More than 1.4 million Mauritanians are eligible to vote on Saturday in the first round of legislative, municipal and regional elections, following the official close of the election campaign period (16-30 August) on Thursday at midnight.

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    30-Aug-2018 to 12:59

    Mauritania destroys $11M worth of narcotics, other products

    APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) by correspondent Mohamed Moctar — A large quantity of narcotics, psychotropic products, wines and highly-dangerous expired medicines worth 400 million ouguiyas ($11 million) was destroyed Wednesday in Mauritania.

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    29-Aug-2018 to 14:52

    President Aziz warns against election of Biram Ould Dah

    APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) by correspondent Mohamed Moctar — Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz implicitly warned against the election of anti-slavery leader and parliamentary elections’ candidate Biram Ould Dah.

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    24-Aug-2018 to 13:24

    Mauritania detains around 20 Senegalese for illegal fishing

    APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) By Mohamed Moctar — About 20 Senegalese fishermen are currently being held in a police station in Nouakchott accused of illegal fishing, security source in the Mauritanian capital told APA on Thursday.

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    16-Aug-2018 to 20:43

    G-5 Sahel sign up to new commerce zone

    APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) — A partnership agreement to usher in a new zone called “Union of Chambers of Commerce of the G-5 Sahel” has been signed in the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott on Wednesday.

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    14-Aug-2018 to 12:30

    Mauritania jails anti-slavery linchpin

    APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) — Mauritania's anti-slavery leader Biram Ould Dah, a candidate for September’s legislative and local elections has been jailed on the orders of an investigating judge, a judicial source disclosed in Nouakchott.

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    07-Aug-2018 to 20:59

    Mauritanian anti-slavery activist arrested

    APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) — Police in Mauritania have arrested anti-slavery activist Biram Ould Dah.

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