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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 jails cocaine dealers

Friday, February 12th 2010, 10:20

Mauritania's liaison officer to Interpol is among several people sent to jail over a cocaine trafficking ring.
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Mauritania fatwa bans mutilation

Monday, January 18th 2010, 0:01

Islamic scholars in Mauritania sign a fatwa banning the practice of female genital mutilation, in a move welcomed by women.
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Al-Qaeda 'took Europeans hostage'

Tuesday, December 8th 2009, 12:21
related countries: Mali Mali, Spain Spain

An al-Qaeda offshoot says it kidnapped three Spanish aid workers in Mauritania and a Frenchman in Mali last month.
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Mauritanian police chief sacked

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 18:05
related countries: Spain Spain

Mauritania sacks its police chief days after three Spanish aid workers were kidnapped by gunmen.
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Spain fears kidnap was al-Qaeda

Monday, November 30th 2009, 13:08
related countries: Spain Spain

Al-Qaeda's North African branch may have kidnapped three aid workers in Mauritania, a minister says.
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US Peace Corps quits Mauritania

Monday, August 17th 2009, 14:14
related countries: United States United States

The American Peace Corps says it has withdrawn more than 100 of its aid workers from Mauritania because of security concerns.
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Mauritania bomber targets embassy

Saturday, August 8th 2009, 21:24
related countries: France France

A suicide bomber detonates explosives outside the French embassy in the capital of Mauritania, wounding two guards.
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Mauritania election chief quits

Thursday, July 23rd 2009, 22:09

The head of Mauritania's electoral commission resigns after revealing he has doubts about last week's presidential poll.
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Mauritania army 'to fight terror'

Monday, July 20th 2009, 10:24

Gen Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz vows to tackle terrorism after winning Mauritania's disputed presidential election.
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General wins Mauritania election

Sunday, July 19th 2009, 19:32

Mauritania's military leader Gen Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz is declared the winner of the country's presidential election.
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