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More than 250 migrants rescued off Spain's coast

18 November, 2017

Spanish authorities said over 250 migrants making the dangerous crossing to Europe were rescued off the coast of Spain on Friday, with several other vessels still in need of rescue.

Inside the Battle of Algiers: Lessons for Palestine

14 November, 2017

Comment: Zohra Drif's gripping account of her actions as a young freedom fighter in 1950s Algiers has important lessons for the Palestinian struggle for liberation, writes Vacy Vlazna.

UN begins evacuating refugees from Libya to Niger

12 November, 2017

The UN refugee agency said the evacuation of 25 "extremely vulnerable refugees" from Libya on Saturday marked the first of its kind.

Mauritania anti-slavery blogger facing execution released on appeal

10 November, 2017

Mauritanian blogger Cheikh Ould Mohamed Ould Mkheitir accused of blasphemy had his death penalty reduced to two years, after a case that has drawn protests from human rights groups.

Saudi-led bloc 'bribed' African countries to join Qatar crisis

19 October, 2017

A Saudi-led bloc boycotting Qatar has 'bribed and blackmailed' several African countries to join its attempt to isolate the country, Qatar's foreign minister has said.

UN envoy meets Western Sahara independence leaders

19 October, 2017

Horst Koehler met leaders of an Algerian-backed independence movement on Wednesday, as part of his new position as the UN envoy for disputed Western Sahara.

UN envoy in Morocco to restart Western Sahara talks

17 October, 2017

Horst Koehler was visiting Morocco on Monday as part of a regional tour aimed at restarting stalled peace talks between Rabat and the pro-independence Polisario Front.

Mauritania and Algeria to open borders

11 October, 2017

Mauritania is turning to Algeria in a bid to enhance its economic ties with the oil-rich country after years of tension with Morocco, writes Habibulah Mohamed Lamin.

Sahrawi youth: Caught between home and a hard place

06 October, 2017

Blog: With few opportunities at home, Sahrawi youth are finding themselves lured by the dream of escaping to Europe, writes Habibulah Mohamed Lamin.

Mauritanian women take economic independence into their own hands

05 October, 2017

'We can't leave 51 percent of the country's population behind because of traditions that say that men must do everything. That's over.'

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