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UN makes appeal for three-year plan for the Sahel

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), over 20 million people in the Sahel region are at risk of hunger and will need humanitarian assistance in 2014, around 8.7 million more than in 2013.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu

Op-Ed: Journalists mostly unable to cover Mali conflict effectively

Bamako - While the French, together with Malian forces, have managed to retake much of the territory formerly occupied by rebels, there has been little coverage of what is happening from anywhere near the front.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 2 comments

Mauritania agrees to extradite Abdallah al-Senussi to Libya

The President of Mauritania has agreed to the extradition of Muammar Gaddafi's intelligence chief and brother-in-law, Abdallah al-Senussi, to Libya. Al-Senussi is the subject of an arrest warrant by the International Criminal Court (ICC).
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas

Gaddafi's brother-in-law Abudllah al- Senussi held in Mauritania

Muammar Gaddafi's intelligence chief and brother-in-law, Abudllah al- Senussi, who is the subject of an International Criminal Court (ICC) arrest warrant, has been detained in Mauritania.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas

Libya crisis: African leaders heading for Tripoli and Benghazi

Nouakchott - African leaders are heading for Libya in an attempt to broker a peace deal between rebels and forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. The team will consist of South African President, Jacob Zuma and four other leaders, representing the African Union.
In the Media by Kev Hedges

Self-immolation spreads to Europe, French teen sets self on fire

Marseille - A 16-year-old boy was immediately rushed to the hospital after he drenched himself with a flammable liquid in a toilet at his public school. He then set himself on fire and burned 70 percent of his body.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

Tunisian protests influence self-immolation across North Africa

Cairo - An Egyptian man set himself alight over the weekend near his country's parliament. Hours later, a man in Mauritania set himself ablaze as well. These incidents echo the recent attempt of a man in Tunisia over the low standards of living.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

Anti-slavery activists jailed in Mauritania

Nouakchott - Three anti-slavery activists were jailed in Mauritania in North Africa after exposing a case of two young girls allegedly forced to work as servants. Amnesty International is calling for their immediate release.
In the Media by Kevin Jess - 2 comments

Op-Ed: The Ivory Coast and the end of French colonialist connivance

France’s reputation for influence-peddling and widespread corruption in Africa is nobody’s secret, but Nicolas Sarkozy's reactions to the current electoral deadlock in the Ivory Coast indicate that France's shadowy African era may be coming to an end.
In the Media by Michael Cosgrove

Mauritanian Army kills 12 Al Qaeda militants

Nouakchott - The Mauritanian army has launched an offensive against the local Al Qaeda branch, killing a dozen militants, reports say.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 2 comments

Al-Qaeda frees Italian couple detained in Mauritania

Bamako - Italian and Malian officials recently announced that two Italians, who were detained in Mauritania by al-Qaeda a few months ago, were released in Mali.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

IMF says African economy recovering faster due to private sector

Nairobi - The International Monetary Fund has announced that the African economy is recovering much quicker than a lot of other regions of the world and they believe the private sector was a key attributing factor to the recovery.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

North-Africa, ultimatum for the Sicilian in the hands of Al-Qaida

Alger - One day before the expiration of the ultimatum, the terrorist group ‘Al Qaeda in the Maghreb released an audio message by Sergio Cicala, the Sicilian abducted with his wife last December, in the desert of Mauritania, on the border with Mali.
In the Media by Alessandro Di Maio

Poll: Arab League countries' views of U.S. leadership improved

Gallup polls conducted during 2009 show that among Arab League countries, the opinion of United States leadership has improved over the last year.
In the Media by Oliver VanDervoort

Mali To Negotiate With African Al Qaeda Group

Authorities in Mali are trying to contact the North African wing of Al Qaeda to negotiate the release of four European hostages. Mali says the three Spaniards and one Frenchman are being held on its territory.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo

Op-Ed: AFRICOM, The Real Reason Behind Hillary Clinton’s Africa Tour

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton emphasized that her seven-country tour of Africa was intended to promote unity and democracy, fight corruption, and boost US investments in African trade and agriculture.
In the Media by Sadiq Green - 5 comments

French embassy in Mauritania attacked by suicide bomber

Loaded with an explosive belt a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the French embassy in Nouakchott, Mauritania. It is not known who is behind this attack.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 3 comments

Mauritania Allegedly Experiences Election Fraud

In 1960, Mauritanian declared independence. Ever since then the west African nation has experienced dozens of coup d'etat attempts. Pres. Aziz is the latest victor.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

Arab Media Forum focuses on growth, decline of newspapers

The eighth annual Arab Media Forum will include a number of workshops and sessions that debates some of the vital issues that concern the media in the region.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 4 comments

African Union Sanctions Mauritania

The sanctions were called for because military leader General Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz ignored the African Union's October deadline to reinstate toppled President Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi.
In the Media by Bob Ewing
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