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Mauritania

Mauritanian slave owners jailed

Two slave-owners in Mauritania face 10 and 20 years in prison after a court handed down the country’s harshest anti-slavery ruling yet.

AU urges Mauritania to crack down on slavery

The African Union urged Mauritania to make a greater effort to eliminate slavery after the country handed out lenient sentences to a family of slave owners in a landmark conviction.

France donates vehicles to Mauritania

France has donated ten ALTV light tactical vehicles to Mauritania’s armed forces, which will use them as part of the G5 Sahel counter-terrorism force.

China begins construction of Mauritanian landing ship

China’s Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group has begun construction of a 1 750 tonne landing ship for Mauritania after the vessel was ordered in March last year.

Mauritania Airlines orders single Boeing 737 MAX 8

Boeing and Mauritania Airlines have announced an order for one 737 MAX 8 airliner at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The order, valued at $112.4 million at list prices, was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website.

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