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The government of Mauritania disputes this, saying the country is no longer home to slavery, but “the vestiges of slavery,” including poverty, social and economic exclusion and unequal access to education are visible. Today, the term Haratine is used to describe former slaves and the descendants of slaves.
The International Development Association, an arm of the World Bank, has approved a $20 million loan to the government of Mauritania to help it develop the necessary capacity to negotiate investment agreements for the development of the Tortue/Ahmeyim gas field, Agence Ecofin has reported. The giant ...

The attack led to the death of one Mauritanian peacekeeper, while 11 others were injured and are receiving medical care. The Secretary-General offers his deepest condolences to the families of those killed, as well as to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. He wishes a swift recovery to ...
French-Moroccan photojournalist Seif Kousmate «is not a journalist, he has not entered with this title and he has no proof he is one», said Mohamed Lemine Ould Cheikh, spokesman for the Mauritanian government in a press conference held Thursday. In addition to that, the person in charge stressed that ...
The World Bank approved a $20mn subsidy from the International development agency (IDA) to the Mauritanian government March 16. The bank said it would help the government to negotiate investment deals for developing the cross-border Great Tortue gas field. “This grant will strengthen Mauritania's ...
However prominent Mauritanian anti-slavery activist Biram Ould Dah Abeid cast doubt on the reports that Hamoudi Ould Saleck had actually been arrested, and called the case "a show trial by the government to stop criticism from the international community". Earlier this year, the African Union urged ...

Earlier this year, an inter-governmental co-operation agreement was signed by Mauritania and Senegal that dealt largely with field unitisation and paves the way for a final investment decision in late 2018 and probable start-up in late 2021. Kosmos chief executive Andy Inglis told analysts in late February ...
Tunis — Mauritania's national civil registration process is preventing some children from attending public school and taking mandatory national examinations, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should change its policies to ensure that no school-age child is deprived of the right to education ...
“This grant will strengthen Mauritania's capacity to ensure a major gas resource is developed effectively by private operators with strong support from the government. We trust all stakeholders will be provided an opportunity to engage and contribute to accelerate inclusive growth in Mauritania,” said Laurent ...
It's been over 40 years since Mauritania abolished slavery, but that abolishment happens to be only on paper; slaves are still bought, sold and given away as gifts. Worse still, voices who dare speak against slavery and discrimination are silenced by the Mauritanian government. According to a recent report ...
First lady Melania Trump presents the International Women of Courage awards Friday, March 23, 2018, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). First lady talks of courage after model describes affair. Jacquelyn Martin. First lady Melania Trump, center, presents an International ...
But the government has frequently cracked down on people who speak out against it. "The repression is getting worse and worse," said Boubacar Messaoud, president of SOS Esclaves, one of Mauritania's oldest anti-slavery groups. "You have to have courage to work on slavery, because it's not easy," he ...
The operation encompasses Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad. Estonia was one of the first partner nations invited by France to participate in Operation Barkhane. The U.K. is also to join the operation. Estonia at present has four instructors and staff officers deployed to the EU training mission ...
Abeid fears that “next time they will come to get me to put me in jail” and warned authorities “we will continue our marches” which the government is unlikely to tolerate. During the last three days of demonstrations, around 20 IRA militants were arrested by police and imprisoned and denied food, according ...
Diagana's fight for education began when he was about 16 years old in Mauritania, located above Mali and Senegal in western Africa. Diagana took it upon himself to teach Arabic to the Mauritanian people, who had been deprived of the education they wanted. However, the Mauritanian government ...
Erdogan makes first visit to Mauritania in West Africa tour ... Recep Tayyip Erdogan landed in Mauritania on Wednesday flanked by businessmen and primed to sign several cooperation deals in the first visit by a Turkish ... A Turkish government-run school has since opened in the Mauritanian capital.
Normally, the hakim decides on such permits, but since our event involved presenting a report critical of the government's restrictions on human rights defenders, he wasn't taking any chances. “If the Human Rights Commissariat approves you, then I will too,” he said, referring to a governmental body.

The U.N. refugee agency reports the Mauritanian Government is issuing birth certificates to thousands of Malian refugee children who were born in Mbera camp, conferring important legal protections upon them. Refugee children who lack a birth certificate more often than not are considered as stateless.
The U.N. refugee agency reports the Mauritanian Government is issuing birth certificates to thousands of Malian refugee children who were born in ... to issue birth certificates for some 7,600 Malian children born in Mbera, a sprawling refugee camp along the Malian border in southeastern Mauritania.
Mauritania abolished slavery only in 1981, and first criminalized it in 2007. The government claims that the challenge today is to remedy the vestiges of slavery, since slavery itself has been eradicated. Activists state that slavery is still practiced, though reliable data does not exist and there is disagreement ...
For his part, Mauritania Ambassador, Wadaadi Walad Sayid congratulated the President and Somalia for the progress made across the nation. He said Mauritania is aware of the hardship and the challenges under which the Somali government is operating. However, Mr. Sayid thanked for the warm ...
Meanwhile, the human rights situation deteriorates: Amnesty International released a report last Wednesday that described the Mauritanian government's position on the existence of modern-day slavery as “a disgraceful disregard for human rights.” The African Union has slammed Mauritania for failing to ...
The spokesperson of the Mauritanian government, Mohamed Lemine Ould Cheikh, on Thursday denied the contents of Amnesty International's report ... including over a dozen international non-governmental organizations, have never been authorized by the State to carry out their activities,” according to ...
(Tunis) – Mauritania's national civil registration process is preventing some children from attending public school and taking mandatory national examinations, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should change its policies to ensure that no school-age child is deprived of the right to education ...
The joint 2018 humanitarian response plan was shared with the Mauritanian Government in late January. The Government will intervene alongside humanitarian partners in the response to the 2018 food crisis. Urgent funding of USD 4.6 million (61 percent) is needed to provide first-response to some ...


 

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