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G5 Sahel summit took place in Mauritania

The G5 Sahel countries and France meet on Tuesday June 30 in Nouakchott to take stock of their fight against the jihadists, six months after they decided to intensify the joint effort to regain lost ground in the region. Emmanuel Macron and the Heads of State of Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad met […]

Mali: Twenty-four Malian soldiers were killed and many missing after Sunday ambush

The Malian army gave this Monday evening a first assessment of the ambush of one of its patrols on Sunday afternoon in the region of Diabaly, north of Segou towards the Mauritanian border. According to FAMA, 24 soldiers were killed. The Malian army announced in a tweet this first death toll of 24 dead, eight […]

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Polisario kills two Mauritanian gold miners

Two Mauritania civilians have lost their lives after their car capsized as they tried to run away from mercenaries of the separatist Polisario who were chasing them.   The victims were killed in a man hunt Sunday in Gleibatt El Vould, a northeastern Mauritanian military zone, near the Algerian border, not open for civilian activities. […]

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Morocco seizes 5.9 tons of cannabis in border crossing with Mauritania

Moroccan authorities Monday seized 5.9 tonnes of cannabis resin in the border crossing with Mauritania of Guerguarat, one of the largest catches this year. A driver was arrested along with two other people after the banned substance was found concealed in a truck heading to West Africa. The Moroccan police has stepped up its crackdown […]

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Ghazouani sworn-in as new president of Mauritania

Ghazouani sworn-in as new president of Mauritania

Mohamed Ould Ghazouani was sworn-in Thursday as Mauritania’s new president for a five-year term. The inauguration was attended by the heads of states of 12 African countries along with delegations from several Arab and European countries. The United States has also sent a delegation led by John Deaver Alexander III, Senior Advisor for Energy, Overseas […]

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Mauritania: Ex-General wins presidential election

Mauritania: Ex-General wins presidential election

In Mauritania, ruling party backed candidate Mohamed Ould Ghazouani has won the presidential election on Sunday. The electoral commission of Mauritania has declared Ghazouani winner late on Sunday with 52% of the vote. His nearest rival, anti-slavery campaigner Biram Dah Abeid, came second with 18.58%, while third place. According to Sidi Mohamed Ould Boubacar, a […]

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Mauritania’s presidential election set for June 22

Mauritania’s presidential election set for June 22

Mauritania will hold elections to elect a new president on Saturday, June 22, 2019, according to a decree signed by President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. The incumbent president, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, took office in 2008 and has now served two terms, the maximum allowed under the constitution. In 2017, he orchestrated a constitutional referendum […]

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Tunisian health firms to scout out investment opportunities in Mauritania

Representatives of several Tunisian firms operating in the health sector are expected in Mauritanian next week to explore investment opportunities in the Maghreb country. The visit will take place on March 25 and 26. The companies operating in the pharmaceutical, para-pharmaceutical and medical equipment will meet with Mauritanian importers and retailers including medical practitioners. Mauritania […]

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Mauritania Awards Total Two New Exploration Contracts

The Mauritanian government has awarded French energy group Total two new exploration and production contracts in the country’s deep offshore. According to the terms of the contracts, Total will be the operator of blocks C15 and C31 with a 90-percent interest, while Mauritania’s state-owned energy firm Société Mauritanienne des Hydrocarbures et de Patrimoine Minier (SMHPM) […]

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EU commits €108 million to improve Niger’s social policies, good governance & access to electricity

The European Union is mobilizing an extra €108 million for social policies, security, good governance and access to electricity in Niger. This was announced by the European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, on the fringes of the Partner-donor coordination conference organized by the G5 Sahel in Nouakchott, Mauritania, lately. “The European Union […]

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