Govt Cracks Down On Critical Press After Referendum

[CPJ] The Mauritanian Radio and Television Broadcast Authority today ordered Mauritania’s five privately owned news stations to shut down for “failing to fulfil their financial agreements” with the country’s broadcast regulator, local media reported.

[CPJ] The Mauritanian Radio and Television Broadcast Authority today ordered Mauritania's five privately owned news stations to shut down for "failing to fulfil their financial agreements" with the country's broadcast regulator, local media reported.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritania

Prolonged Detention of Opposition Leader

[HRW] Tunis -Mauritanian authorities have detained an opposition leader for two months on vague corruption charges, Human Rights Watch said today. They should free the opposition leader, Mohamed Ould Ghadda, or grant him a prompt and fair trial, if the…

[HRW] Tunis -Mauritanian authorities have detained an opposition leader for two months on vague corruption charges, Human Rights Watch said today. They should free the opposition leader, Mohamed Ould Ghadda, or grant him a prompt and fair trial, if they have sufficient evidence to try him for a recognizable criminal offense.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritania

Minister Highlights Successful Efforts to Combat Terrorism

[UN News] In his address to the United Nations General Assembly, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Mauritania, Isselkou Ould Ahmed Izid Bih, welcomed the progress made in the fight against terrorism and migration through an approach b…

[UN News] In his address to the United Nations General Assembly, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Mauritania, Isselkou Ould Ahmed Izid Bih, welcomed the progress made in the fight against terrorism and migration through an approach based on dialogue and openness.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritania

For the Records – Ecomansa Research Trip to Mauritania ‘Successful’

[The Point] The research trip undertaken by the University of The Gambia Economic and Management Students’ Association (ECOMANSA) to Mauritania was a resounding success, the students said.

[The Point] The research trip undertaken by the University of The Gambia Economic and Management Students' Association (ECOMANSA) to Mauritania was a resounding success, the students said.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritania

African Airlines Wait for Open Skies

[Africa Renewal] Thousands of air travellers face complicated choices when flying between cities across the African continent. Although transiting through Europe when flying between two African cities is for the most part no longer necessary, still, ch…

[Africa Renewal] Thousands of air travellers face complicated choices when flying between cities across the African continent. Although transiting through Europe when flying between two African cities is for the most part no longer necessary, still, choices remain constrained by sub-optimal travel conditions including long layovers, relatively high fares, uncertain flight schedules and poor quality of services, underscoring the challenges facing air carriers trying to attract passengers and at the same time make profits.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritania

Statement By Human Rights Commissioner Bärbel Kofler On the Arrest of a Mauritanian Senator and the Situation Following the Constitutional Referendum

[PR Newswire] Berlin -Bärbel Kofler, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, issued the following statement today (18 August) on the arrest of a Mauritanian senator and the situation in the country following the constitutional referendum:

[PR Newswire] Berlin -Bärbel Kofler, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, issued the following statement today (18 August) on the arrest of a Mauritanian senator and the situation in the country following the constitutional referendum:

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritania

UN Chief Says ‘Disagreements’ Over Referendum Results Must Be Addressed Peacefully

[UN News] Following Mauritania’s 5 August constitutional referendum, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has encouraged all stakeholders to ensure that disagreements are addressed peacefully within the confines of the law and respect for the rights to freedom of assembly and expression.

[UN News] Following Mauritania's 5 August constitutional referendum, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has encouraged all stakeholders to ensure that disagreements are addressed peacefully within the confines of the law and respect for the rights to freedom of assembly and expression.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritania

Mauritania Votes On Controversial Constitutional Reform

[Al Jazeera] Mauritanians are voting on contentious constitutional changes sought by President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz that some opposition legislators say could prompt slide towards authoritarian leadership.

[Al Jazeera] Mauritanians are voting on contentious constitutional changes sought by President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz that some opposition legislators say could prompt slide towards authoritarian leadership.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritania