Nouakchott

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
In News
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
In Guinea-Bissau
Apr 23rd, 2012
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Farim – Guinea-Bissau was due a bumper cashew harvest this year but prices have halved as money dries up after a coup d’état, raising anxiety among those who survive off the country’s main export. While plantation owners are struggling to sell their nuts in a near-paralysed market, their ...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
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 benim
In News
Nov 29th, 2011
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Nouakchott – Mauritanian police used tear gas on Monday to disperse hundreds of blacks protesting against a population census they deem racist, wounding several, a spokesperson for the group said. The protesters were prevented from marching on the presidency to complain about the population cou...
By benim
In News
Oct 14th, 2011
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Dakar – Air traffic between Senegal and Mauritania has resumed after a three-month pause, ending a row over onward flights, Senegalese sources said. A Senegal Airlines flight took off from Dakar for Nouakchott in mid-afternoon Thursday, an airport official said. There was no immediate informati...
By benim
In Mauritania
Sep 30th, 2011
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Nouakchott – Mauritanian police have arrested 56 people, including 13 foreigners, in Nouakchott during clashes over a census between the security forces and young blacks, the interior ministry said on Friday. In a statement sent to AFP, the ministry said that the arrested foreigners “had ...
By benim
In Mauritania
Sep 27th, 2011
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Nouakchott – Mauritanian police shot dead one man and wounded several others Tuesday while dispersing a rally against the country’s census, which critics claim discriminates against black people, a security official said. “A demonstrator was shot and killed when police tried to disp...