Monday 21 August 2017

All International wire news

E.g., 2017-08-21

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AFP - 8/7/17

Mauritanians have voted to abolish their Senate and alter their national flag by referendum, the electoral commission announced Sunday, in a clear victory for...

AFP - 8/6/17

Counting began on Saturday in Mauritania after a referendum on constitutional changes sought by President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who derided the efforts of a...

AFP - 8/5/17

The head of a boycott movement opposed to a constitutional referendum in Mauritania accused the country's rulers on Friday of planning "massive fraud" on the eve of...

AFP - 8/4/17

Police and opposition activists clashed Thursday in Mauritania's capital on the final day of campaigning for a controversial constitutional referendum.

The...

AFP - 8/4/17

Police and opposition activists clashed Thursday in Mauritania's capital on the final day of campaigning for a controversial constitutional referendum.

The...

AFP - 8/3/17

The sole Mauritanian political party urging citizens to vote "No" in a controversial referendum on abolishing the Senate complained Wednesday their ability to...

AFP - 7/22/17

Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz launched campaigning Friday for a constitutional referendum boycotted by opposition figures who call the vote a...

AFP - 7/11/17

Several Mauritanian opposition parties said Monday that they had formed a coalition to boycott a referendum set for August 5 which they say is a smokescreen to keep...

AFP - 3/11/17

A jihadist alliance uniting Malian insurgents loyal to Al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed 11 soldiers close to Mali's border with Burkina...

AFP - 3/3/17

Three jihadist groups operating in the Sahel region have merged to form one single organisation, Mauritania's private news agency ANI said Thursday, citing a video...

AFP - 3/1/17

FIFA president Gianni Infantino vows to honour a promise to hike Africa's World Cup finals berths to nine or ten during a visit to the impoverished West African state...

AFP - 11/2/16

The Malian jihadist group Ansar Dine has denied agreeing to a ceasefire with the government, a Mauritanian news agency and extremist monitoring group said Tuesday....

AFP - 11/1/16

A Romanian mineworker kidnapped by an Al-Qaeda affiliate last year has appeared in a video urging his government to secure his release as soon as possible.

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AFP - 10/18/16

A Guantanamo Bay prisoner who wrote a best-selling book about his experiences in the military prison was reunited with his family in his native Mauritania after 14...

AFP - 10/7/16

Mauritania's opposition has lashed out at suggestions that the country's constitution be changed to let President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz run for a third term.

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AFP - 10/5/16

The Canadian firm operating a strike-hit gold mine in northern Mauritania has agreed new conditions with its workers, the two sides said Monday, following disputes...

AFP - 9/23/16

Mauritania denied Thursday that a suspected jihadist cell uncovered by the authorities had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group (IS), after its members...

AFP - 8/19/16

Thirteen anti-slavery activists in Mauritania were sentenced to between three and 15 years in prison, despite criticism of the case against them by international...

AFP - 8/16/16

Thirteen Mauritanian anti-slavery campaigners who are on trial for "rebellion and use of violence" told a court on Monday they had been tortured in custody, their...

AFP - 5/18/16

Two anti-slavery activists in Mauritania, one of them a former presidential candidate, walked out of jail with "head high" Tuesday after the country's supreme court...

AFP - 5/8/16

Thousands of people gathered in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott to protest against a move by President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz to abolish the senate.

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AFP - 4/30/16

Thousands of people have marched for the rights of former slaves in Mauritania and to denounce injustice against them in the west African nation where slavery...

Reuters (Eng) - 3/15/16

Mauritania has vowed to ramp up its fight against slavery, becoming the second African country to approve a United Nations treaty designed to give countries the legal...

AFP - 3/5/16

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called Friday for Mauritania's help in a territorial dispute between Morocco and a Western Sahara separatist group that has displaced...

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