As Millions Face Hunger in Sahel, More Accountability Is Needed to Attract Support, Warns Red Cross President

[IFRC] About 5.8 million people across Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal are struggling to get enough food and require immediate assistance. To respond to their needs adequately, humanitarian actors need to manage well the funding…

[IFRC] About 5.8 million people across Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal are struggling to get enough food and require immediate assistance. To respond to their needs adequately, humanitarian actors need to manage well the funding they receive from their partners and well-wishers, warned Francesco Rocca, the President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), during a visit to Guinea, from 18 to 20 June 2018.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritania

As Drought Keeps Men On the Road, Pastoralist Women Take Charge

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Mafoundou -Every year when the pastoralist men in Fatima Demba’s Mauritanian village return from their months-long journey to find pastures and water, the women erupt in wild celebrations.

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Mafoundou -Every year when the pastoralist men in Fatima Demba's Mauritanian village return from their months-long journey to find pastures and water, the women erupt in wild celebrations.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritania

Force Feeding Burdens Obese Girls With Diabetes, Heart Disease

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nouakchott -When Souadou Isselmou was made to eat buckets of porridge as a child in southern Mauritania, she hated it so much she would hide food under her armpits and throw it in the toilet.

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nouakchott -When Souadou Isselmou was made to eat buckets of porridge as a child in southern Mauritania, she hated it so much she would hide food under her armpits and throw it in the toilet.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritania

U.S. Congress Lashes IMF On Slave State

[CAJ News] Casablanca -IN language rarely seen among nations, some of Donald Trump’s closest allies have attacked an International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan to Mauritania, accusing the country of torture, theft and slavery.

[CAJ News] Casablanca -IN language rarely seen among nations, some of Donald Trump's closest allies have attacked an International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan to Mauritania, accusing the country of torture, theft and slavery.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritania

Mauritania Jails Slave-Owner for 20 Years in Harshest Ruling

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Two slave-owners in Mauritania face 10 and 20 years in prison after a court handed down the country’s harshest anti-slavery ruling yet, activists said on Friday.

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Two slave-owners in Mauritania face 10 and 20 years in prison after a court handed down the country's harshest anti-slavery ruling yet, activists said on Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritania

Court Jails Slave Owners for Up to 20 Years

[Deutsche Welle] A court in Mauritania has sentenced two slave owners to between 10 and 20 years in jail. Human rights activists have celebrated the ruling, which they say is the harshest anti-slavery decision in the country’s history.

[Deutsche Welle] A court in Mauritania has sentenced two slave owners to between 10 and 20 years in jail. Human rights activists have celebrated the ruling, which they say is the harshest anti-slavery decision in the country's history.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritania

Administrative Obstacles Keep Kids From School

[HRW] Tunis -Mauritania’s national civil registration process is preventing some children from attending public school and taking mandatory national examinations, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should change its policies to ensure that n…

[HRW] Tunis -Mauritania's national civil registration process is preventing some children from attending public school and taking mandatory national examinations, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should change its policies to ensure that no school-age child is deprived of the right to education because of a lack of proper identity documents.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritania

Anti-Slavery Groups Say Face Growing Threat in Mauritania

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Anti-slavery activists in Mauritania are increasingly being arrested and protests banned as the state tightens restrictions on human rights groups, activists and organisations said on Thursday.

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Anti-slavery activists in Mauritania are increasingly being arrested and protests banned as the state tightens restrictions on human rights groups, activists and organisations said on Thursday.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritania