Thursday 29 June 2017

All International wire news

E.g., 2017-06-29

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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.

The...

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...

AFP - 3/4/16

UN chief Ban Ki-moon began an official visit to the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott late Thursday, as part of a tour of West and North African countries, Mauritania's...

Reuters (Eng) - 3/2/16

Al Qaeda leaders discussed a plan in 2010 to arrange a peace deal with the government of Mauritania, according to documents seized by U.S. Navy Seals when they raided...

AFP - 2/9/16

Dozens of Islamists on hunger strike at Mauritania's main jail said in a statement on Monday that some of the inmates were "in danger of death".

The 27...

AFP - 1/28/16

Al-Qaeda's north Africa affiliate has claimed the kidnapping of a Swiss woman in Mali in a video seen by AFP on Wednesday, with an English-accented jihadist listing...

AFP - 1/21/16

An Al-Qaeda jihadist, on death row until his escape on New Year's Eve, was sent back to Mauritania Wednesday following his arrest after he crossed the Guinea-Bissau...

Reuters (Eng) - 1/21/16

Africa's small farmers, more than half of whom buy their seeds from local informal markets, need access to improved seeds that can yield more food and cope with...

Xinhuanet - 1/6/16

Mauritania has condemned violence witnessed at the Saudi Arabia Embassy in Iran following the execution of a Shiite cleric by Sunni-dominated Saudi Arabia, a source...

AFP - 12/31/15

A Mauritanian court has remanded in custody two men accused of keeping women and children as slaves, rights campaigners said Thursday, during a crackdown on the...

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