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Mauritanian pro-junta MPs set up commission to organise political dialogue

Mauritanian pro-junta MPs set up commission to organise political dialogue

MPs supporting the 6 August coup in Mauritania have set up a commission to start a dialogue with the parties opposed to the junt...
Mauritanian junta not to get permission to attend International Francophonie Organisation summit in Canada

Mauritanian junta not to get permission to attend International Francophonie Organisation summit in Canada

No delegation of the ruling Mauritanian junta will be granted permission to attend a summit of the International Francophonie Organisation (OIF), holding 17-19 October...
Terrorist attacks further dent Mauritania economy

Terrorist attacks further dent Mauritania economy

Following the set back suffered from donor sanctions on Mauritania, the country is struggling to cope with the latest blow dealt them by the...
Al Qaeda calls for holy war against Mauritania because of Israel

Al Qaeda calls for holy war against Mauritania because of Israel

The Emir of Al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb, Abdel Malik Droukdal, has called for Djihad (holy war) against the government "allied to the sionists and...
Al Qaeda claims responsibility for Mauritanian army attack

Al Qaeda claims responsibility for Mauritanian army attack

The Maghreb branch of the terrorist organisation , Al Qaeda, claimed responsibility Thursday for the attack perpetrated Sunday evening against the Mauritanian army in...
Spanish ship seized by Mauritania to be freed only after …

Spanish ship seized by Mauritania to be freed only after …

The Mauritanian maritime authorities Sunday agreed to release a Spanish fishing vessel, "Bahia de Portosanto", detained last Wednesday for illegal fishing, as soon it...
Government military forces and islamist rebles clash in Mauritania

Government military forces and islamist rebles clash in Mauritania

A group of suspected Islamists Sunday engaged th e Mauritanian army in violent clashes with automatic weapons in the region of Zouerate, in the...
10 Al Qaeda terrorists arrested in raid by security forces

10 Al Qaeda terrorists arrested in raid by security forces

The Mauritanian police force has arrested, during the last 24 hours, ten alleged islamist terrorists, security sources disclosed Sunday. The suspected terrorists were arrested during...
Suspected Mauritanian terrorists and suspected killers of French tourists transferred to prison

Suspected Mauritanian terrorists and suspected killers of French tourists transferred to prison

Several dozen alleged Islamist terrorists were on Sunday night transferred from a military barracks in Nouakchott to a civilian prison located near the law...
Mauritanian junta soliciting popularity pledges public media pluralism

Mauritanian junta soliciting popularity pledges public media pluralism

Mauritanian Head of State, General Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Tuesday emphasised the importance of pluralism and diversity of opinions in the public media, said...
US threatens sanctions against Mauritanian military junta

US threatens sanctions against Mauritanian military junta

The United States has threatened to impose sanctions against the leaders of the 6 August 2008 military coup in Mauritania. The US Ambassador in...
West African coasts and coastal cities slowly submerging

West African coasts and coastal cities slowly submerging

Swathes of West Africa’s coastline extending from the orange dunes in Mauritania to the dense tropical forests in Cameroon will be underwater by the...
Mauritian Airbus makes an emegency landing at Kenya Moi International Airport

Mauritian Airbus makes an emegency landing at Kenya Moi International Airport

A Mauritian Airbus with over 350 passengers on board made an emegency landing at Kenya's second largest airport, the Moi International Airport, on Thursday...
Mauritania : catastrophe ahead if deposed President is not restored

Mauritania : catastrophe ahead if deposed President is not restored

Mauritania's future, -- after the August 6 coup that brought to power a 'High State Council' made up of 11 officers led by General...
Ousted Mauritanian President was coup leader’s puppet …

Ousted Mauritanian President was coup leader’s puppet …

The leader of the newly-formed National Front for the Defence of Democracy, Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Dahmane, told IRIN national police had dispersed demonstrators on...
Coups, Slavery, Extremism and a confused Mauritanian population

Coups, Slavery, Extremism and a confused Mauritanian population

Recent visits between coup leader Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz and leaders from the African Union, League of Arab States, United Nations, and Mauritania’s major...
PM and top gov’t officials released from captivity, President still in custody

PM and top gov’t officials released from captivity, President still in custody

Almost a week after their captivity in the highly criticised coup d’etat, four of Mauritania's high-ranking government officials have been released. Those released, according to...
Mauritanian MPs disagree with speaker of parliament and approve coup

Mauritanian MPs disagree with speaker of parliament and approve coup

Seven Mauritania MPs have disagreed with the Speaker of the country's Parliament. Messaoud Ould Belkheir, who strongly condemned the 6 Aug. military coup in...
UN Secretary general tells military junta to restore constitutional order with immediate effect

UN Secretary general tells military junta to restore constitutional order with immediate effect

UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon has voiced his deep regret at Wednesday's overthrow by military leaders of the Mauritanian Government led by President Sidi...
South Africa joins Nigeria to condemn and reject Mauritanian coup

South Africa joins Nigeria to condemn and reject Mauritanian coup

The South African government has joined the international community in condemning the military coup in Mauritania. Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Ronnie Mamoepa said South...
Nigerian President sends strong warning to Mauritanian Army Chief Mohamed Ould Mohamed for coup

Nigerian President sends strong warning to Mauritanian Army Chief Mohamed Ould Mohamed for coup

The democratically-elected government of Mauritania has been toppled in a coup, according to the state media. An announcement on state television Wednesday said the Head...
An unusual serial rapist and killer arrested

An unusual serial rapist and killer arrested

Mauritanian police arrested a young man , Ali Sarr, presumed to be in his twenties and suspected of committing a series of rapes and...
Main adviser at the Mauritanian presidency appointed President of the Supreme Press and Audiovisual Authority

Main adviser at the Mauritanian presidency appointed President of the Supreme Press and Audiovisual Authority

Professor Idoumou Ould Mohamed Lemine has been appointed President of the Supreme Press and Audiovisual Authority (HAPA), the media regulatory body in Mauritania, according...
Mauritanian refugees return home

Mauritanian refugees return home

The return of over 4,000 Mauritanian refugees who have been living in exile in Senegal for almost two decades has been smooth on the...
Mauritanian terrorist arrested

Mauritanian terrorist arrested

Dahoud Ould Sebty, a presumed member of "Ansar Allah Almourabitoune Vi Biladi Chinguitt", an Islamist terror movement, was arrested Saturday by Mauritanian security forces,...
Mauritanian journalist released after several days in police custody

Mauritanian journalist released after several days in police custody

Mohamed Ould Nema Omar, chief editor of Al Houriya, an Arabic weekly newspaper edited in Mauritania, was released on Saturday evening in Nouakchott, the...
23 terrorists charged

23 terrorists charged

The Mauritania Public Prosecutor's Office on Tuesday charged 23 alleged terrorists made up of 22 Mauritanians and an Arab-type foreigner who are in custody....
Khadim Ould Seman the new Mauritanian terrorist chief identified

Khadim Ould Seman the new Mauritanian terrorist chief identified

Khadim Ould Seman, believed to be behind the Israeli Embassy attack 1 February, is thought to be the representative of the Salafist terrorist group...
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Mass resignation from Mauritanian opposition party

At least 10 officials of the Mauritanian opposition party Rally of Democratic Forces (RFD), including vice-chairman Dieng Mohamed Koum and members of the executive...
Mauritanian police arrests terrorist suspect

Mauritanian police arrests terrorist suspect

Mauritanian security forces Monday arrested an Islamist terrorist suspect, Sidi Mohamed in the Teyarett community (Nouakchott northern suburb), security sources told panapress Tuesday. Sidi...