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Mauritanian president orders reshuffle after first year

Nouakchott - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani on Thursday carried out a government reshuffle and replaced his prime minister, a day after prosecutors received a key report on the dealings of former head of state Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

Dozens feared drowned after migrant boat sinks off Mauritania

Nouakchott - About 40 people are feared dead after a migrant vessel sank off the coast of Mauritania, the UN said Thursday, in a fresh tragedy along the Atlantic migration route to Europe.

Sahel allies, France say progress in anti-jihad campaign

Nouakchott - Sahel countries and their ally France on Tuesday vowed to press ahead with a tactical shift in their campaign against an eight-year-old jihadist insurgency, saying the change had notched up substantial gains although major challenges also remain.

France and Sahel leaders mull state of anti-jihad campaign

Nouakchott - Leaders from five West African countries and their ally France meet Tuesday to confer over their troubled efforts to stem a jihadist offensive unfolding in the Sahel.

Sahel summit appeal to step up fight against jihadism

Nouakchott - A summit of Sahel states heard appeals Tuesday to step up the fight against jihadists whose offensive across three countries has claimed thousands of lives and inflicted crippling economic damage.

Sahel summit appeal to step up fight against jihadism

Nouakchott - A summit of Sahel states heard appeals Tuesday to step up the fight against jihadists whose offensive across three countries has claimed thousands of lives and inflicted crippling economic damage.

Dozens of migrants drown as boat sinks off Mauritania

Nouakchott - At least 62 migrants travelling on a makeshift boat have drowned off the coast of Mauritania, in the worst loss of life this year along the increasingly travelled western Atlantic migration route to Europe.

Mauritania releases jailed 'blasphemy' blogger

Nouakchott - Mauritania has released a blogger who drew international attention after being accused of blasphemy, his lawyer and the campaign group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said Tuesday.

Mauritanian minister resigns as internet restored post-vote

Nouakchott - Mauritania's government spokesman has stepped down after defending a three-day communications blackout imposed during three days of post-election unrest, sources said Friday as fixed internet in the country was restored.

Mauritania ruling party's Ghazouani declared presidential vote winner

Nouakchott - Mauritania's ruling party candidate Mohamed Ould Ghazouani has won the presidential election with 52 percent of the vote, the electoral commission announced Sunday, with opposition candidates crying foul.Ghazouani obtained 52.

Ruling party candidate declares himself victor in Mauritania vote

Nouakchott - Government candidate and frontrunner Mohamed Ould Ghazouani has declared himself the winner of the first round of Mauritania's presidential election.

Mauritania votes in what could be first democratic power transfer

Nouakchott - Mauritanians voted Saturday for a new president, in what could be the first democratic transfer of power in the West African country but with the opposition complaining of "worrying signs" of election irregularities.

Mauritania votes for a new leader amid opposition vote fears

Nouakchott - Mauritanians voted Saturday for a new president as the incumbent leader warned that only his chosen successor can maintain stability in the West African country, while the opposition said it saw "worrying signs" of election irregularities.

Western donors pledge over 2bn euros anti-terror aid for Africa's Sahel

Nouakchott - Western donors said Thursday they have pledged 2.4 billion euros ($2.7 billion) in funding aimed at preventing terrorism and lawlessness along the southern rim of the Sahara.

Mauritania, US in spat over 'slavery' charge

Nouakchott - Mauritania reacted furiously Monday after the United States pulled its status as a preferential trade partner, accusing the West African state of tolerating forced labour and hereditary slavery.

Mauritania's ruling party sweeps polls

Nouakchott - Mauritania's ruling party swept legislative, municipal and local elections, according to final results announced Monday, in a key test before a presidential poll seven months away.

Mauritanians vote in last election before key presidential ballot

Nouakchott - Mauritania, a frontline state in the fight against Islamic extremism, voted on Saturday in legislative, regional and local elections that will test head of state Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz's record seven months before a presidential vote.

African Union creates migration body

Nouakchott - African leaders have created a body to help coordinate national policies on migration, Morocco announced at the African Union (AU) summit on Monday.

AU summit overshadowed by 'security failings' in Sahel after attacks

Nouakchott - French President Emmanuel Macron joined African leaders gathered in the Mauritanian capital on the final evening of a summit overshadowed by security issues after jihadist rebels hammered two fragile Sahel states in successive attacks.

African Union chief says 'time to act' on South Sudan

Nouakchott - African Union chief Moussa Faki Mahamat called Saturday for measures against the key players in the conflict in South Sudan, saying "we are used to them not respecting their commitments"."The situation in South Sudan is serious.
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