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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,...

Mauritania breaks diplomatic ties with Qatar

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West African country Mauritania, a member of the Arab League, severed ties with Qatar over allegations it "supports terrorists", the state news...

Mauritania and Saudi Arabia ink defence cooperation agreement

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Mauritania and Saudi Arabia have signed a defence co-operation agreement that covers military training, the exchange of secure information, logistic support, country...

Mauritania court frees anti-slavery activists

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An appeals court in Mauritania overturned the convictions of three anti-slavery activists and reduced the sentences of 10 others for their alleged...

Mauritania stifling jailed anti-slavery activists – claim

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UN human rights officials accused the Mauritanian government on Wednesday of stifling anti-slavery campaigners jailed for up to 15 years for their...

Mauritania intensifies crackdown on anti-slavery campaigners

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Mauritanian anti-slavery activists jailed last month have been tortured in detention and transferred to a remote desert location in an "intensification of...

Mauritania jails anti-slavery activists for up to 15 years

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A tribunal in Mauritania has sentenced 13 anti-slavery activists to up to 15 years in prison for their role in a riot...

Mauritania arrests nine anti-slavery activists

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Mauritanian authorities have arrested nine anti-slavery activists and accused them of starting a riot in which several police officers were injured and...

Mauritania commissions new Chinese offshore patrol boats

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The Mauritanian Navy has commissioned into service two new offshore patrol boats from China as part of efforts to bolster maritime security...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...