Mauritania – New ‘Apostasy’ Draft Law

[HRW] Mauritanian deputies should reject a new draft law that would make the death penalty mandatory for the crime of “insulting” or “mocking” God, the Quran, or the Prophet Muhammad, Human Rights Watch said today.

[HRW] Mauritanian deputies should reject a new draft law that would make the death penalty mandatory for the crime of "insulting" or "mocking" God, the Quran, or the Prophet Muhammad, Human Rights Watch said today.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritania

Finding the Right Role for the G5 Sahel Joint Force

[ICG] Ten months after its launch, the G5 Sahel joint force (FC-G5S), a joint project under- taken by the five countries of the Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad) is slowly taking shape.

[ICG] Ten months after its launch, the G5 Sahel joint force (FC-G5S), a joint project under- taken by the five countries of the Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad) is slowly taking shape.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritania

Mauritanian Authorities Change Legal Code, Could Retry Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed

[CPJ] New York -Mauritanian authorities on November 16 approved an amendment to the country’s penal code that could allow courts to retroactively retry freelance blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed, who was convicted of blasphemy in 2014, and potential…

[CPJ] New York -Mauritanian authorities on November 16 approved an amendment to the country's penal code that could allow courts to retroactively retry freelance blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed, who was convicted of blasphemy in 2014, and potentially re-sentence him to death, the state-owned news agency AMI and Agence France-Pressereported. The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned this change in the country's legal code and called on Mauritanian authorities to release Mohamed immediately.

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Ambassador Mawdo C. Juwara, Presents Letters of Credence to Mauritania

[Foroyaa] Ambassador Mawdo C. Juwara on Tuesday 14th November presented his Letters of Credence to Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, President of Mauritania at a ceremony held at the Presidential Palace in Nouakchott, a press release from the Ministry of Foreig…

[Foroyaa] Ambassador Mawdo C. Juwara on Tuesday 14th November presented his Letters of Credence to Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, President of Mauritania at a ceremony held at the Presidential Palace in Nouakchott, a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Gambia reveals.

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Mauritanian President Concludes Visit to Sudan

[SNA] Khartoum -Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has concluded two day-visit to Sudan during which he led his country’s delegation to the meeting of the joint Sudanese-Mauritanian High Committee.

[SNA] Khartoum -Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has concluded two day-visit to Sudan during which he led his country's delegation to the meeting of the joint Sudanese-Mauritanian High Committee.

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Sudan, Mauritania Sign Number of MoU and Executive Programs

[SNA] Khartoum -Sudan and Mauritania singed in the Republican Palace, Tuesday , and in the presence of President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir and Mauritanian President, Mohamed Ould Abdel-Aziz, a number of Memorandums of Understanding …

[SNA] Khartoum -Sudan and Mauritania singed in the Republican Palace, Tuesday , and in the presence of President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir and Mauritanian President, Mohamed Ould Abdel-Aziz, a number of Memorandums of Understanding and Executive Programs.

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President Al-Bashir – We Are Satisfied With Level of Relations With Mauritania

[SNA] Khartoum -President of the Republic, Foield Marshal Omer Al-Bashir has said that the visit of Mauritanian President to Sudan was successful and fruitful by considering memorandums of understanding and executive programs signed by the two sides at…

[SNA] Khartoum -President of the Republic, Foield Marshal Omer Al-Bashir has said that the visit of Mauritanian President to Sudan was successful and fruitful by considering memorandums of understanding and executive programs signed by the two sides at the end of the Joint Sudanese -Mauritanian Higher Committee sessions in the Republican Palace, Tuesday.

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Mauritania Still Tops the Slavery Charts Despite Banning the Practice 10 Years Ago

[Daily Maverick] There’s not much news out of Mauritania and the government likes it that way. But things are about to change in one of the last bastions of modern slavery, and where even the free risk jail or exile for speaking out. By GEOFF HILL.

[Daily Maverick] There's not much news out of Mauritania and the government likes it that way. But things are about to change in one of the last bastions of modern slavery, and where even the free risk jail or exile for speaking out. By GEOFF HILL.

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Mauritania – Quash Blogger Mkhaitir’s Death Sentence

[HRW] Tunis -Mauritanian authorities should quash the death sentence for a Mauritanian blogger, Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir, and drop all charges against him that violate freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch said today. The Court of Appeals in No…

[HRW] Tunis -Mauritanian authorities should quash the death sentence for a Mauritanian blogger, Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir, and drop all charges against him that violate freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch said today. The Court of Appeals in Nouadhibou is due to review the case on November 8, 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritania