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News: Mauritania

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Mauritania bans plastic bag use

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 16:35

Mauritania bans the use of plastic bags to protect the environment and the lives of animals and fish, the environment minister says.
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President returns to Mauritania

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 20:16

The president of Mauritania Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz returns home for the first time since being wounded by one of his own soldiers last month.
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'How I shot Mauritanian leader'

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 14:16

A Mauritanian soldier has gone on national television to explain how he accidentally shot President Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz.
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Shot Mauritania leader in France

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 16:17
related countries: France France
related places: Nouakchott, Paris

Mauritania's President Abdelaziz has been flown to Paris for treatment after being shot in what officials say was an accident.
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Mauritania leader Abdelaziz shot

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 10:23

Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz is wounded in what officials say appears to be an accidental shooting in the capital, Nouakchott.
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VIDEO: Libyan ex-spy chief held in Tripoli

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 22:13
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's intelligence chief is being held in Tripoli after being deported from Mauritania.
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Libya spy boss 'fair trial' urged

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 21:54
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States

The US and human rights groups urge Libya to give a fair trial to Col Muammar Gaddafi's ex-intelligence chief after he is deported by Mauritania.
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Mauritania 'to try Senussi first'

Monday, August 6th 2012, 12:03
related countries: Libya Libya

Mauritania says it will not extradite former Libyan spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi until he has been tried for entering the country using false documents.
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Mauritania slave activist charged

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 14:17

A prominent Mauritanian anti-slavery activist is among seven people charged with threatening state security after burning religious books they said promoted the use of slavery.
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Ex-Gaddafi spy chief 'charged'

Monday, May 21st 2012, 15:31
related countries: Libya Libya

Muammar Gaddafi's ex-spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi - wanted by Libya and the ICC - is charged with illegal entry into Mauritania, officials say.
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