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US special operations forces train alongside partners in Mauritania

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US and Mauritanian special operations forces completed a Joint Combined Exchange Training on 10 November in Nouakchott, Mauritania. “Our US and Mauritanian teams put together...

UN agencies call for action on human trafficking networks

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Two UN agencies want more action in dismantling smuggling and trafficking networks following the deaths of 27 migrants off Mauritania in north-west Africa. The International...

Keeping terrorism at bay in Mauritania

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Mauritania’s security reforms, including training, enhanced mobility, Special Forces, prudent procurement, and community engagement have strengthened its capability to confront violent extremist groups. Violent extremism...

Mauritanian coast guard intercepts migrant boat

A boat carrying 180 migrants was intercepted by the Mauritanian coast guard the U.N. migration agency said, less than two days after 62 migrants...

ISS: How has Mauritania managed to stave off terror attacks?

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No terrorist attacks have been recorded on Mauritanian soil since 20 December 2011. On that day, a gendarme, Ely Ould Mokhtar, was kidnapped in...

Migrant boat sinks off Mauritania

Up to 57 people died after a ship from Gambia carrying 150 migrants sank off Mauritania, the UN migration agency said. The perilous sea...

Ghazouani wins Mauritania presidential election

Mauritania’s government-backed candidate Mohamed Ould Ghazouani won the presidential election, cementing the power of a ruling party positioning itself as an ally of the...

Mauritanians go to the polls

Mauritanians will vote for a new president on Saturday in what is expected to be the West African country’s first peaceful transfer of power...

Mauritania receives CN235 transport

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Mauritania’s military has taken delivery of a second hand CN235 transport aircraft from the United Arab Emirates. The aircraft was delivered on 13 May in...

Embraer delivers first E175 to Mauritania Airlines

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Embraer has delivered the first E175 regional jet to Mauritania Airlines, which will receive its second aircraft in the coming months. The E175 was handed...

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SA’s top soldier right on decline upon a decline in the SANDF

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South Africa’s senior soldier – SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief – General Rudzani Maphwanya has it spot on in that the decline upon...