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UN hopes to maintain 'momentum' in Western Sahara talks

03 October, 2019

The UN secretary general hopes to maintain 'momentum' in finding a solution, despite the fact that there is currently no UN envoy for the territory of Western Sahara.

Burkina Faso: Islamic State and Al-Qaeda's new sanctuary

04 September, 2019

Comment: Porous borders, extreme poverty and easily available weaponry help make Burkina Faso an ideal refuge for Islamic State, write Giorgio Cafiero and Daniel Wagner.

Mauritania blogger 'saw sun six times during five-year detention'

07 August, 2019

A Mauritanian blogger released last week after more than five years in jail has said he only "saw the sun six times" during his incarceration over blasphemy charges.

Qatar faces highest water stress in the world

06 August, 2019

Countries in the Middle East make up nine out of ten countries facing the highest water stress in the world - meaning taps are close to running dry.

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.

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