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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...

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...

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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...