Mauritania

By IndepthAfrica
In Algeria
Feb 5th, 2013
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Stephen Brown George Orwell’s famous statement that some pigs are more equal than others can also be applied to al-Qaeda today. The premiere Islamist terrorist organization that all others try to emulate has always prided itself on welcoming equally as brothers all those who adopt its narrow and viol...
By IndepthAfrica
In Algeria
Jan 10th, 2013
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On a recent visit to Mauritania the International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde called for a “revival of the private sector” in the Maghreb, “a market of about 90 million people” whose potential is untapped, she said.  “The Maghreb has great potential to attract ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 29th, 2012
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Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesSupporters in Nouakchott November 24 celebrated the return of President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania — With two coups in just seven years, the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, a vast and sparsely populated Saharan state on the Atlantic, is accustom...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mauritania
Oct 14th, 2012
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Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz has been shot and wounded in what officials say was an accident. He has undergone a successful operation on his arm and is travelling abroad soon for further treatment, they say. Earlier, Communications Minister Hamdi Ould Mahjoub said on national TV that ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 10th, 2012
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By Jemal Oumar Algerian Maghreb and African Affairs Minister Abdelkader Messahel paid a visit to Nouakchott Sunday (October 7th) to co-ordinate a unified position on Islamist-controlled northern Mali. After a lengthy meeting with President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Messahel said that Mauritania and Al...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Sep 10th, 2012
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Mali’s government says it has launched an investigation into the shooting deaths of 16 Islamic preachers at a military checkpoint in the country’s central region. In a statement Sunday, the government said eight Malians and eight Mauritanians had been killed by gunshot in an overnight Sat...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 6th, 2012
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Now that Abdullah al-Senussi has been extradited back to Libya, Scottish prosecutors are expected to try and question him about the 1988 bombing of PanAm Flight 103, which killed 270 people. By Duncan Gardham The notorious head of Libyan intelligence at the time of the Lockerbie bombing and the shoot...
By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Sep 5th, 2012
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Deposed Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s notorious spy chief is in custody in Tripoli after extradition from Mauritania, Libya’s premier said Wednesday, a step toward bringing the man linked to aircraft bombings and atrocities to justice. A plane carrying Abdullah al-Senoussi landed in t...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 5th, 2012
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For many people, Timbuktu has long represented the essence of remoteness: a mythical, faraway place located on the boundaries of our collective consciousness. But like many of the myths associated with colonialism, the reality is very different. Medieval texts show that Timbuktu has stood for centuri...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Jul 20th, 2012
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Ouagadougou – Three European aid workers released in Mali after being kidnapped by an al-Qaeda-linked group were freed in exchange for three Islamists, a negotiator said as they headed home. The Islamist militant group, the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO), claimed it had r...