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Mauritanian fugitive linked to al Qaeda arrested in Guinea

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Guinea said on Thursday it had arrested a death row fugitive with links to al Qaeda near the border with Guinea Bissau...

Mauritania has received Otokar Cobra armoured vehicles

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The Mauritanian military has taken delivery of at least a dozen Otokar Cobra armoured vehicles, which are being deployed to the Central...

Mauritania seeks escaped militant linked to plot to kill president

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Mauritanian authorities are hunting for an Islamist militant who escaped from prison where he was awaiting execution for his part in a...

AQIM video shows three men purportedly confessing to spying, one shot...

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Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a video on Monday showing three men purportedly confessing to spying for the Mauritanian...

Mauritania anti-slavery law threatened by NGO crackdown plan

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Mauritania's new anti-slavery law could be undermined by proposed legislation threatening the freedom of non-governmental organisations which act on behalf of victims...

Mauritania frees wanted senior Malian Islamist insurgent

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A Malian Islamist militant under an international arrest warrant has been freed from detention in Mauritania, according to a group investigating crimes...

ISS: Mauritania joins the Biological Weapons Convention

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Earlier this year, on 28 January, the Islamic Republic of Mauritania acceded to the Biological Weapons Convention (the BWC – formally named...

US to supply Caravan aircraft to Mauritania, Niger and Kenya

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The US military has awarded Cessna a contract to provide 208B Grand Caravan EX aircraft to Niger, Kenya and Mauritania in support...

Land Cruisers for Africa

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The US Army has contracted Florida-based defence equipment manufacturer Bukkehave Inc to manufacture and supply an unspecified number of Toyota Land Cruiser...

Mauritanian president names ex-mining official as prime minister

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Mauritania's newly re-elected President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has named a former senior official with the West African nation's state-owned mining and...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...