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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...

Activists hope Mauritania court ruling signals “beginning of the end” for...

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A week in which two slave-owners were jailed and two leading anti-slavery activists were released from prison in Mauritania could mark a...

Joint Intelligence Training with US, Morocco, Mauritania Strengthen Tactical Level Intelligence

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U.S. service members have completed a Basic Intelligence Course for members of the Moroccan Royal Armed Forces and the Armed Forces of...

Mauritania commits to ending modern day slavery

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Mauritania has vowed to ramp up its fight against slavery, becoming the second African country to approve a United Nations treaty designed...

Al Qaeda leaders made plans for Mauritanian peace deal – documents

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Al Qaeda leaders discussed a plan in 2010 to arrange a peace deal with the government of Mauritania, according to documents seized...

Mauritania’s depleted seas highlight need for fishing transparency

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Mauritania has some of West Africa's richest fishing waters yet overfishing by foreign trawlers means hundreds of pirogues, or wooden canoes used...

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...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...