Mauritania

By IndepthAfrica
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May 31st, 2012
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Malainin Lakhal The West often portrays itself as the champion of democracy, rule of law and human rights. Yet, when we look at Western Sahara, the hypocrisy and dishonesty in such portrayals are laid bare. The story of Western Sahara – the plight of its people and their struggle for freedom – is wil...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mauritania
May 21st, 2012
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Former Libyan intelligence chief Abdallah al-Senussi has been charged in Mauritania with illegally entering the country, officials say. Mr Senussi, who fled Libya after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, was held at Nouakchott airport after flying in from Morocco in March. Both Libya and the International ...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 17th, 2012
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DAKAR – An extremist group in West Africa is reportedly threatening to kill a Spanish hostage seized in western Algeria last October. The group is believed to have split from al-Qaida’s North Africa branch last year with the aim of spreading jihad further south beyond the Sahara. The Move...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 10th, 2012
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Nouakchott – Thousands of Mauritanian opposition activists staged a march and sit-down protest in Nouakchott on Wednesday evening, calling for former coup leader President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz to step down. The turnout was larger than on 02 May, when the demonstrators tried to occupy a squar...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 13th, 2012
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by Geoff Weiss, Travel Writer and Andrea Papitto, Producer, Essakane Film Although considered off the beaten path for many world travelers, the Saharan nation of Mauritania has much to offer adventuresome visitors who are open to its cultural complexities, historic sites and natural wonders. The vast...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Apr 6th, 2012
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A Monmouthshire couple have spoken of having to flee their home in the West African state of Mali following a military coup. Neil Whitehead and Diane English divide their time between Abergavenny and a hotel they own in the city of Timbuktu. They escaped over nearly 1,000 miles (1,600km) of desert to...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 1st, 2012
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As Al-Qaeda’s first cell was dismantled last week in Kano city, Nigeria and other West African nations are now plotting to tame the sect as its presence in other West African nations is recurring in security reports on regular basis. Investigations by Sunday Tribune showed that West African leaders a...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Feb 21st, 2012
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Ouagadougou – More than 35 000 refugees from Mali have crossed into neighbouring Burkina Faso and Niger to flee fighting between Tuareg rebels and government forces, officials said on Monday. “Niger to date has more than 23 000 refugees from Mali, mostly along our border with Mali,”...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Feb 7th, 2012
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Nouakchott – A Tuareg rebel leader said on Tuesday that his movement, which is carrying out an offensive in northern Mali, was not represented in ceasefire talks between Bamako and Tuareg fighters in Algiers. “The negotiators present in Algiers don’t represent us, the conclusions th...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Feb 7th, 2012
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Geneva – The United Nations refugee agency says 22 000 people have fled from Mali to neighbouring countries to escape fighting. A spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees says most of those who fled are taking refuge in Niger, Burkina Faso and Mauritania. Adrian Edwards told repor...