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#Mauritania

# mauritania - Friday 23 January, 2015

Column: The people making a new life in the desert after civil war

The Mbera refugee camp is home to 50,000 people – most of them from northern Mali, a country torn apart by civil war.

# mauritania - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

United Nations backs Mali intervention as more French troops on the way

Approval at the UN security council is likely to mean further support for France’s intervention in west Africa.

# mauritania - Monday 14 January, 2013

Mali conflict: Islamists vow to strike 'at heart' of France

The French government believes that its intervetion in the west African country will be over in a matter of weeks but officials have said that Islamist militants are better trained and armed than expected.

# mauritania - Monday 15 October, 2012

Mauritanian troops accidentally shoot their president

Mauritanian President was shot and wounded when soldiers “accidentally” fired on his convoy near his country’s capital Nouakchott.

# mauritania - Saturday 7 July, 2012

Niger: Food crisis affecting 13 million in West Africa

Cereal production has fallen by as much as 62 per cent in some countries.

# mauritania - Sunday 10 June, 2012

7 stunning natural wonders you really should see Geology Rocks This post contains images

7 stunning natural wonders you really should see

The Giant’s Causeway was rightly spotlighted in this week’s Olympic torch relay – after you’ve visited the Antrim phenomenon, you should consider saving up to see one of these magical sites…

# mauritania - Saturday 17 March, 2012

Ex-Gaddafi official arrested in Mauritania

Former Libyan intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senoussi is wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity.

# mauritania - Friday 9 March, 2012

From The42 We couldn't be that bad? Mauritania upset at being named 203rd in the world Disgruntled

We couldn't be that bad? Mauritania upset at being named 203rd in the world

The west African country’s president has criticised the fact that they are positioned the sixth worst team in the FIFA rankings.

# mauritania - Monday 20 February, 2012

Ireland gives €5 million in emergency funding to Sahel region

Ten million people are at risk from a growing food crisis in Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria.

# mauritania - Tuesday 25 January, 2011

Protesters flood the streets in Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon Middle East This post contains videos

Protesters flood the streets in Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon

The fallout out from Tunisia’s Jasmine revolution continues: protesters have taken to the streets across Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon in calls for political reform.

# mauritania - Monday 23 August, 2010

THE SPANISH GOVERNMENT has said that two of its nationals, taken hostage by al-Qaeda’s North African wing over nine months ago, are now “en route to freedom“.

Last November, Barcelona-Accio Solidaria aidworkers Roque Pascal and Albert Vitalta were seized in Mauritania, in north-east Africa. A third aidworker Alicia Gomez was also kidnapped but was released last in March.

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) operates in the vastly empty stretches of land in Mauritania, Algeria, Mali and Niger, and has kidnapped several westerners recently.

It is one of the longest-running kidnapping cases in the Sahara desert.

The pair are thought to be moving south through Mali, where they were released, to Burkina Faso.

It is unclear whether a ransom was paid for the men’s release. AQIM had reportedly demanded $5m (€3,938).

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