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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,...

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...

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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...