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Mauritania

Sahel commitment: Macron alongside President Mahamadou Issoufou in Niamey last December.  By Ludovic MARIN (POOL/AFP)

Macron to attend Mauritania summit on anti-jihadist fight: France

Jun 26, 2020

French President Emmanuel Macron will travel to the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott next week for a summit of West Africa ...

Jun 4, 2020

A few centuries ago, Tichitt was a citadel of trade where Saharan merchants bearing gold, salt and cloth would stop to w ...

Mar 6, 2020

Dioully Oumar Diallo has set out to help women become agents of their own safety in her native Mauritania, one of the ...

Feb 27, 2020

Seven people accused of being members of a Mauritanian group seeking to reform the conservative Islamic republic were ch ...

Feb 24, 2020

In the middle of the desert, just inside the Mauritanian border, stands a tent. Inside is a VHF radio. If an outsider ...

Feb 3, 2020

In the arid West African country of Mauritania, the way of life of the traditional group of hunters known as the Nemadi ...

Jan 1, 2020

In less than six months after he was elected, Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani has consolidated hi ...

Dec 5, 2019

At least 58 migrants heading to Europe died as their makeshift boat sank off the coast of Mauritania, but 83 survivors m ...

Nov 28, 2019

Mauritania's president has pledged the equivalent of 500 million euros ($550 million) to fight poverty ahead of a key st ...

Oct 17, 2019

A Mauritanian blogger who spent nearly six years in jail on blasphemy charges where he only saw the sun six times told ...

Aug 6, 2019

A Mauritanian blogger who was freed after spending more than five years in jail under inhumane conditions, even after hi ...

Aug 1, 2019

Mauritania, roiled by a history of military coups and upheaval, saw its first transfer of power between elected leaders ...

Aug 1, 2019

Mauritania rsquo;s new President must commit to addressing the country rsquo;s appalling human rights record, by taking ...

Jul 30, 2019

Mauritania has released a blogger who drew international attention after being accused of blasphemy, his lawyer and the ...

Jul 9, 2019

A Mauritanian blogger who is still being detained despite serving jail time for alleged blasphemy has once more expresse ...

Jul 3, 2019

Opposition supporters arrested in Mauritania during clashes after the disputed presidential election have been released ...

Jul 1, 2019

Ex-general Mohamed Ould Ghazouani was declared the official winner Monday of presidential elections in Mauritania that o ...

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