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Mauritania releases jailed 'blasphemy' blogger

30 July, 2019

Cheikh Ould Mohamed Ould Mkheitir, 36, had been initially sentenced to death, but was then given a jail term on appeal.

A closed border couldn't stop Morocco-Algeria's Africa Cup celebrations

25 July, 2019

Moroccans joined in with Algeria's Africa Cup celebrations along their closed border, with many seeing the unity as a reminder to politicians on both sides to rethink their border policy.

Migrants moved to 'unsafe' Libya centre despite deadly airstrike

14 July, 2019

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said it was an 'outstanding contradiction' for migrants to be released from the unsafe centre, only for more to be brought in just days later.

Libya considers releasing all migrants following Tripoli attack

05 July, 2019

Libya's GNA said it cannot protect migrant detention centres from airstrikes such as those witnessed on Tuesday, amid reports hundreds remain vulnerable in the centres after the attack.

Mauritania releases 'foreign' detained opposition supporters following controversial election

03 July, 2019

Mauritania opposition supporters arrested during clashes in the days following a disputed presidential election have been released following official confirmation of the ruling party's victory.

Mauritania election winner hails 'democratic pluralism', opposition decry 'holdup'

29 June, 2019

Mauritania remains on a knife-edge after last week's controversial election.

Mauritania cracks down on opposition parties after disputed election

25 June, 2019

Mauritanian police raided the headquarters of two opposition parties, closing one of them, amid high tension followed a disputed outcome to presidential elections.

Egypt anchor asks Arab how he speaks Arabic

25 June, 2019

An Egyptian sports anchor has been mocked on social media for asking a football fan from West African state Mauritania where he learnt to speak Arabic.

Ruling party candidate declares himself victor in Mauritania vote

23 June, 2019

Government candidate and frontrunner Mohamed Ould Ghazouani has declared himself the winner of the first round of Mauritania's presidential election, after 80 percent of the votes had been counted.

Mauritania votes in first election since independence

22 June, 2019

Some 1.5 million people will head to the polls on Saturday, with many hopeful that the West African nation will see its first democratic transition of power since independence.

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