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News: Mauritania

We have started to collect the most important news related to Mauritania in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Mauritania: news

'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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Many Timbuktu residents 'fleeing'

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 23:39

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of Malians fleeing to Mauritania in the wake of the northern rebellion and coup, a charity says
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Thousands protest in Mauritania

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 21:42
related places: Nouakchott

Thousands of protesters in Mauritania hold demonstrations across the capital, Nouakchott, calling for President Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz to resign.
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