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Sahara: Bahrain will open a consulate general in the Moroccan city of Laayoune

King Hamad Ben Issa Al Khalifa of Bahrain has informed King Mohammed VI of his country’s decision  to open a consulate general in the Moroccan city of Laayoune.   This came during a phone call that King Mohammed VI received on Thursday  from His brother, Hamad Ben Issa Al Khalifa.   This call is part […]

El Guerguarat: Several MEPs and Eminent European Politicians Call for Supporting Morocco

Several MEPs and eminent European politicians have called on the High Representative Josep Borell to support Morocco in its efforts to secure free movement of goods and people through the demilitarized zone of El Guerguarat. “European parliamentarians belonging to the European People’s Party, the Socialists and Democrats, Renew Europe, as well as several political figures […]

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Mauritania facilitates visa requirements for Moroccan businessmen

Mauritania has accepted to provide visa privileges to executives of Moroccan companies, member of the employers’ union, the CGEM, willing to invest in the North African country. The privileges include a two-year valid business visa with multiple entries. The companies however must produce a visa application signed by the CGEM. The move came after the […]

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Mauritanian diplomacy intercedes to end Polisario violation of international law in border crossing

Mauritanian market have been cut from their major Moroccan supply of foodstuff after the Algerian-backed Polisario separatists barred the only road that links Morocco to Mauritania. In a first outspoken reaction, Mauritanian government spokesman Sidi Ould Salem said that the diplomacy of his country is currently working to “find as soon as possible a solution […]

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Africa Cup of Nations 2021: Qualifiers resumed

Qualification for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations football tournament resumed on 11 November 2020 after a year’s interruption due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For this third day, Mauritania and Comoros were held in check (1-1) by Burundi and Kenya. But the taste of a draw does not have the same flavour among the Mourabitounes […]

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UN Security Council Extends by One Year MINURSO Mandate

The UN Security Council decided, on Friday, to extend by one year MINURSO’s mandate, reaffirming anew the pre-eminence of the Moroccan autonomy initiative to settle the artificial conflict over the Moroccan Sahara. The Security Council has decided to extend MINURSO’s mandate until 31 October 2021, says resolution N° 2548, which was presented by the United […]

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UN chief warns Polisario against provocations in Morocco-Mauritania border crossing

Some 50 Polisario members have once again disrupted the flow of commercial traffic between Morocco and Mauritania in the border crossing of Guergarat triggering a condemnation by the UN chief Antonio Guterres. Regular commercial and passenger traffic should be maintained between Morocco and Mauritania, he said and warned against measures to alter the status quo […]

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G5 Sahel, Minusma and the European Union renew their commitment to fight against terrorism in the Sahel

The members of the G5 Sahel and Minusma, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Mali, will step up their coordination in the fight against terrorism in the Sahel with the help of the European Union. The commitment was made Tuesday, September 29, at a tripartite meeting in Nouakchott, Mauritania. During this meeting in the Mauritanian […]

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Mauritania: former president released, his passport seized

The former President of Mauritania Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz was released from custody and returned home in the early hours of Monday, under the youyous of his relatives and to the relief for his family and lawyers who had been denouncing for a week his summons by the investigators and his detention conditions. Investigators wanted to […]

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Mauritania: Former President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz’s hearing reasons revealed

Former President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has been held since Monday 17 August by the Directorate for the Fight against Economic Crimes and detained at the National Security Directorate. In a press release, the public prosecutor’s office clarified the reason for his summons and the context in which it took place, in response to his […]

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