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Mauritania , Friday 24 November 2017

News Mauritania: Mauritania strengthens blasphemy law after blogger case

News channel or source: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/11/mauritania-strengthens-blasphemy-law-blogger-case-171122163349451.html
Publication date: hursday 23 November 2017

Mauritania has moved to strengthen a law criminalising apostasy and blasphemy, after a court in the West African nation ordered the release of a local blogger who faced the death penalty for allegedly criticising the Prophet Muhammad. An amendment to ...

News Mauritania: Mauritania, Lady Barrington, Kangra, Afrikaner and Anantara shine

News channel or source: http://www.thehindu.com/sport/races/mauritania-lady-barrington-kangra-afrikaner-and-anantara-shine/article20788446.ece
Publication date: hursday 23 November 2017

1000m: Brunesco (S.K. Paswan), Admiral Hatsu (Shiva Kumar) 1-7.5, 600/40. Latter pleased. Inter Flora (Irvan Singh) 1-8, 600/40.5. Strode out well. 600m: Castanea (Suraj) 45.5. Moved on the bit. Triumph (Irvan Singh) 42.5. Worked well. 1000m: Astral Force ...

News Mauritania: Mauritania NGO slams police ‘abuses’ against protesters

News channel or source: http://www.worldbulletin.net/africa/196161/mauritania-ngo-slams-police-abuses-against-protesters
Publication date: hursday 23 November 2017

A Mauritanian rights group on Tuesday called for an investigation into recent alleged police abuses against street demonstrators. In a statement, Mauritanian Human Rights Watch (MHRW), a local NGO, said police had “heavily suppressed” demonstrations ...

News Mauritania: Mauritania opposition decries ban on planned protest

News channel or source: https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20171124-mauritania-opposition-decries-ban-on-planned-protest/
Publication date: hursday 23 November 2017

Mauritanian opposition parties have decried the authorities’ refusal to issue a permit for a planned demonstration against government policies. At a press conference held in capital Nouakchott yesterday evening, opposition party representatives said the ...

News Mauritania: Haratin: Social Exclusion and Poverty Facing Those Who Escape Life of Slavery in Mauritania

News channel or source: http://unpo.org/article/20447
Publication date: Sunday 12 November 2017

Despite claims by the Mauritanian state government that this practice no longer exists, 1 percent of the country’s total population remain in slavery. The majority of those enslaved belong to the Haratin community. Freedom from this enslavement however ...

News Mauritania: Mauritania: The high price of a peaceful struggle against slavery and discrimination

News channel or source: https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/campaigns/2017/11/mauritanie-le-prix-fort-dune-lutte-pacifique-contre-lesclavage-et-la-discrimination/
Publication date: onday 13 November 2017

Moussa Biram is an activist with the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA) in Mauritania. He is in prison with fellow activist Abdallahi Mattalah. On 13 November, they will have spent 500 days in a prison in the Mauritanian ...

News Mauritania: Mauritania gets staff-level approval for $163 mln 3-year IMF deal

News channel or source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/international-business/mauritania-gets-staff-level-approval-for-163-mln-3-year-imf-deal/articleshow/61601037.cms
Publication date: Friday 10 November 2017

DAKAR, Nov 10 (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund said on Friday it had reached a staff-level agreement with Mauritania for a $163-million three-year programme of reforms under an Extended Credit Facility. Mauritania was hard hit by a decline in ...

News Mauritania: Mauritania broadens death penalty for blasphemy

News channel or source: https://tribune.com.pk/story/1561335/3-mauritania-broadens-death-penalty-blasphemy/
Publication date: Friday 17 November 2017

NOUAKCHOTT: Showing repentance will no longer prevent the death penalty from being applied for blasphemy and apostasy, Mauritania said Friday, as the Muslim nation hardens up its religious laws. The decision follows the release on November 9 of a blogger ...

News Mauritania: Egypt, Mauritania sign fishing agreement

News channel or source: http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/3/32528/Egypt-Mauritania-sign-fishing-agreement
Publication date: uesday 14 November 2017

NOUAKCHOTT – 14 November 2017: Egypt and Mauritania signed Tuesday two partnership agreements to establish two companies for fishing, poultry and green grocery. CEO of Dakahlia Poultry Co. Akmal el Hakk signed the deal from Egypt side, and Mohamed Ould ...

News Mauritania: From ecological disaster to small miracle in Mauritania

News channel or source: http://www.france24.com/en/20171120-focus-mauritania-typha-invasive-plant-reeds-energy-coal-green-environment
Publication date: onday 20 November 2017

Mauritania is being invaded by typha, a thick type of plant that has sprung up and is growing all over the North African country, destroying other species and even forcing people to leave their homes. However, there is a silver lining. Local scientists ...