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Mauritania votes to abolish Senate by referendum

Mauritania votes to abolish Senate by referendum

Mauritanians have voted to abolish their Senate and alter their national flag by referendum, the electoral commission announced Sunday, in a clear victory for President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz the day
New $400m army to fight human traffickers and terrorists faces UN moment of truth

New $400m army to fight human traffickers and terrorists faces UN moment of truth

Plan for 5-nation force in the Sahel strongly backed by France and Italy but funding resisted by Trump administration Unprecedented plans to combat human trafficking and terrorism across the Sahel and
U.S. Pledges $60 Million for Antiterrorism Force in Africa

U.S. Pledges $60 Million for Antiterrorism Force in Africa

An American trainer with Chadian soldiers in exercises in Ndjamena, Chad, early this year.
236 Children Rescued From Human Traffickers, Police Say

236 Children Rescued From Human Traffickers, Police Say

Unusually, most of the suspects are women
Saudi Arabia Kicks Off Islamic Counter-Terrorism Summit

Saudi Arabia Kicks Off Islamic Counter-Terrorism Summit

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia gathered officials from 40 Muslim countries on Sunday in the first meeting of an Islamic counter-terrorism alliance, a move Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman declared a "clear
Mauritania failing to tackle pervasive slavery, says African Union

Mauritania failing to tackle pervasive slavery, says African Union

In landmark ruling, AU orders compensation for brothers born into slavery and failed by legal system, criticising ‘culture of impunity’The African Union has reprimanded Mauritania for failing to take

Big Data, Big Problems: How Strava’s Heat Map Uncovers Military Bases

Strava's online exercise-tracking map unwittingly reveals remote military outposts — and even the identities of soldiers based there. The situation shows how data collection can lead to unintended

How Strava’s Heat Map Uncovers Military Bases

Strava's online exercise-tracking map unwittingly reveals remote military outposts — and even the identities of soldiers based there. The situation shows how data collection can lead to unintended
World View: China Pushes to Invest Heavily in Iraq’s Energy Infrastructure

World View: China Pushes to Invest Heavily in Iraq’s Energy Infrastructure

Contents: Burkina Faso terror attack targets France's anti-terror Operation Barkhane; China pushes to invest heavily in Iraq's energy infrastructure; African Cédric Bakambu joins China's Sinobo Guoan
Wheat in heat: the 'crazy idea' that could combat food insecurity

Wheat in heat: the 'crazy idea' that could combat food insecurity

Durum wheat varieties can withstand 40C heat along the Senegal River basin, and could produce 600,000 tonnes of food In the northern Senegalese village of Ndiayene Pendao, close to the border with
Macron Turns His Back on Refugee Women

Macron Turns His Back on Refugee Women

When shelters are full, Zara sleeps in hospital emergency rooms. Now 46, she used to work as a nurse in Mauritania. One day, a woman brought Zara her daughter to be “excised”—to have her
The unspeakable truth about slavery in Mauritania

The unspeakable truth about slavery in Mauritania

For all the government’s denials, slavery persists in Mauritania. In a rare insight into the lives of the tens of thousands of people affected, photojournalist Seif Kousmate spent a month
Mauritanian presidential hopeful arrested amid fears of political foul play

Mauritanian presidential hopeful arrested amid fears of political foul play

Campaigners voice concern over imprisonment of anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid on eve of legislative electionsA prominent Mauritanian anti-slavery activist has been taken into custody before
Mauritania votes in key test for democracy

Mauritania votes in key test for democracy

Mauritanians are voting Saturday in general and local elections viewed as a key test of President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz's record with the international community calling for a credible and peaceful
Jail fear prevents women in Mauritania from filing rape complaints, study finds

Jail fear prevents women in Mauritania from filing rape complaints, study finds

Campaigners demand change to law that means survivors of sexual violence can be imprisoned for adulteryHuman rights activists are calling for a change to Mauritanian law so that women and girls who
Mauritania ruling party leads elections, electoral commission says

Mauritania ruling party leads elections, electoral commission says

Mauritania's ruling party has drawn well into the lead in legislative, regional and local elections held earlier this month, the electoral commission said Sunday, in the west African country's last
Kanye, Come Get Your Boy: Trump Increasing Deportations of Black People to Country Known for Black Slavery
Trump is cutting Mauritania’s US trade benefits because it still hasn’t stopped slavery

Trump is cutting Mauritania’s US trade benefits because it still hasn’t stopped slavery

The continuing practice of forced labour in Mauritania is starting to come at a heavy cost. US president Donald Trump will end Mauritania’s trade benefits…
These are the key African elections to watch in 2019

These are the key African elections to watch in 2019

Tens of millions of Africans will go to the polls this year in the hope of using the ballot to deepen the quality of democratic…
“La UE puede presionar a Francia para que acabe con el colonialismo monetario”

“La UE puede presionar a Francia para que acabe con el colonialismo monetario”

Ndongo Samba Sylla y Fanny Pigeaud se oponen al franco CFA en un libro de actualidad por la "bronca" entre Italia y Francia a cuenta de las migraciones africanas