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Mauritania

The Association of Women Heads of Family (AFCF), whose president is Aminetou El Moctar, is spearheading the struggle for change in Mauritania.  By SEYLLOU (AFP)

In conservative Mauritania, confronting sexual violence laws

Mar 7, 2019

Feminists in Mauritania are fighting an uphill battle to see tougher penalties for sexual violence and discrimination in ...

Jan 9, 2019

Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz on Wednesday called for the west African country to root out hate speech a ...

Nov 28, 2018

The sleepy Mauritanian village of Ouad Initi is about to get a makeover: a bigger school, a health centre, and more runn ...

Nov 15, 2018

Mauritania, a largely desert state that have never qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations, are among 15 countries who c ...

Nov 8, 2018

Thirty-two human-rights groups launched a campaign Thursday over a detained Mauritanian blogger who was entitled to rele ...

Nov 5, 2018

Mauritania reacted furiously Monday after the United States pulled its status as a preferential trade partner, accusing ...

Sep 17, 2018

Mauritania's ruling party swept legislative, municipal and local elections, according to final results announced Monday, ...

Sep 16, 2018

Mauritania's ruling Union for the Republic party scored a meagre victory in municipal elections in the capital Nouakchot ...

Sep 15, 2018

A low turn out marked the second round of legislative and local elections in Mauritania, a frontline state in the fight ...

Sep 14, 2018

Anti-slavery campaigners are set to win parliamentary seats after Saturday's run-off vote in Mauritania, where tens of t ...

Sep 9, 2018

Mauritania's ruling party is well ahead in legislative, regional and local elections held earlier this month, the electo ...

Sep 9, 2018

Mauritania's ruling party has drawn well into the lead in legislative, regional and local elections held earlier this mo ...

Sep 5, 2018

Women and girls in Mauritania who are raped are often unwilling to report the crime out of fear that they themselves wil ...

Sep 1, 2018

Mauritania, a frontline state in the fight against Islamic extremism, went to the polls on Saturday in legislative, reg ...

Sep 1, 2018

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday urged all parties in Mauritania to contribute to peaceful and credibl ...

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