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Military leader who helped Mauritania become a democracy dies

05 May, 2017

Ely Ould Mohamed Vall, who briefly headed a military junta and Mauritania, has died of a heart attack while on holiday.

Hundreds of protesters demand end to slavery in Mauritania

01 May, 2017

Hundreds have marched for the rights of former slaves in Mauritania and to denounce injustice against them in the country where slavery persists despite being officially abolished decades ago.

The Middle East: Where press freedom goes to die

26 April, 2017

A new report on media freedom has shown the Middle East to be the worst region in the world for journalists, with a median position of 145 out of 180.

African Lion: Morocco, US stage joint desert military exercise

23 April, 2017

Moroccan and US forces are among nearly 1,300 troops from across the world taking part in a major military exercise in southern Morocco

Guterres' UN: A window for change in Western Sahara?

19 April, 2017

Comment: Samir Bennis asks what the language of the UN's recent report on the Western Sahara might indicate about finding a solution to the ongoing conflict.

Mauritania president pushes ahead with bid to abolish senate

18 April, 2017

Blog: Mohamed Ouled Abdel Aziz will launch a popular referendum to get rid of parliament's second chamber.

UN calls to restart Western Sahara peace talks

12 April, 2017

Moroccan officials were reported to have been less dubious about the new UN proposal than previous years, stating the UN had adopted a more objective tone.

From the Sahrawi refugee camps: Polisario prepares its resistance

29 March, 2017

The long read: Morocco rejoining the African Union in January changed the status quo for Sahrawi ambitions for independence. Thomas Vescovi sends this analysis from the Tindouf refugee camps.

Abducted French national is 'in Sudan': Chad minister

24 March, 2017

A French man abducted from southeastern Chad has been located in neighbouring Sudan, a Chadian minister said.

Mauritania votes to change constitution despite widespread protests

09 March, 2017

A proposed change to the country's constitution passed the country's upper house of parliament on Thursday - despite widespread protests over living conditions.

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