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Mauritanian approach uses dialogue to diminish jihadist extremism

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In a West African region known for the proliferation of violent extremist organizations, Mauritania stands out for its lack of terror attacks in recent...

ISS: Dialogue with jihadists: Mauritania offers lessons for the Sahel

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If a decade of military operations hasn’t resolved the disastrous security crisis in the Sahel, could talking to the jihadists help bring peace? Dialogue...

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...

Mauritania possibly getting BT-67 ISR aircraft

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Mauritania's air force may be on the receiving end of a single Basler BT-67 turboprop aircraft modified for the intelligence, surveillance and...

Released Mauritanian anti-slavery activists to continue fighting

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Two anti-slavery activists freed from prison in Mauritania vowed an all-out fight to rescue their nation from one of the world's worst...

Mauritania orders two Embraer 175s

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Embraer and Mauritania Airlines announced on 17 July at the Farnborough Air Show that they had agreed on a firm order for...

Mauritanian slave owners jailed

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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. The...

AU urges Mauritania to crack down on slavery

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The African Union urged Mauritania to make a greater effort to eliminate slavery after the country handed out lenient sentences to a...

France donates vehicles to Mauritania

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

China begins construction of Mauritanian landing ship

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

Mauritania Airlines orders single Boeing 737 MAX 8

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Boeing and Mauritania Airlines have announced an order for one 737 MAX 8 airliner at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The order,...

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