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News Mauritania » Culture: UHV International Festival showcases student diversity

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Publication date: onday 16 April 2018

“No one knows the location,” El Agreb, 20, said about how she wanted to represent her country and culture at the UHV International Festival last Wednesday. Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a country in the Maghreb region of ...

News Mauritania » Culture: Crossword solutions: Monday, April 16

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Publication date: Sunday 15 April 2018

Across: 1 Moor, 4 Attain, 7 Ear (Mauritania), 9 Stop, 10 Middling, 11 Lie, 12 Anti, 13 Day-to- day, 16 Parallelogram, 19 Withdraw, 23 Ally, 24 Hop, 25 Gullible, 26 Pale, 27 Ail, 28 Cornet, 29 Ends. Down: 2 Ostentatious, 3 Replica, 4 Armed, 5 Teddy ...

News Mauritania » Culture: Hamblin & Peterson: Where Jews, Muslims have lived in relative harmony

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Publication date: Friday 13 April 2018

Small permanent Jewish communities first appear in Morocco (Mauritania) during the time of the Roman Empire. At that time, Jews were scattering throughout the empire, at first for economic reasons and then, after A.D. 70, as refugees from the near ...

News Mauritania » Culture: Turkey, Mauritania sign protocol on trade

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Publication date: Wednesday 04 April 2018

Turkey and Mauritania on Wednesday signed a preferential trade agreement. "With the preferential trade agreement...we aim to increase the investments of Turkish investors in Mauritania," Turkey's Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said at a meeting with ...

News Mauritania » Culture: The world’s last country to abolish slavery still isn’t doing enough to stop it

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Publication date: uesday 30 January 2018

The African Union (AU) has rebuked Mauritania for failing to prosecute the perpetrators ... stated that authorities had failed to fully investigate or prevent cases of slavery, creating a culture of impunity. The directive also noted the country failed ...

News Mauritania » Culture: Mauritania slams watchdog's remarks on rights record

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Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

Mauritania has blasted recent remarks by Human Rights Watch (HRW) in which the U.S.-based watchdog accused Mauritanian authorities of “cracking down” on activists and rights groups. Addressing reporters on Thursday evening, Culture Minister Mohamed ...

News Mauritania » Culture: Recalcitrant Mauritania clings to its slave culture

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Publication date: hursday 21 January 2016

Protesters marking the first anniversary of the conviction and imprisonment of Mauritania’s leading anti-slavery activists are facing an increasingly violent clampdown by security forces, according to human rights groups. Biram Ould Abeid, runner-up in ...

News Mauritania » Culture: Mauritania struggles with love of fat women

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Publication date: onday 16 April 2007

“I told her that if she loses a lot of weight, I’ll divorce her.” Although Mauritania is the only culture known to force-feed girls, obesity is popular across much of the Arab world. Nomadic peoples struggling to survive the harsh desert came to ...