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Ebola cases reach 10,000 and Mali sufferes first fatality

The WHO has announced Ebola has now topped 10,000 cases, doubling within its forecast time. At least 5,000 have been fatal. It has now spread to

The WHO has announced Ebola has now topped 10,000 cases, doubling within its forecast time. At least 5,000 have been fatal. It has now spread to

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Mauritania: Water crisis in Nouakchott

Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania, is a town built around a well of the same name, where camel herders used to go and water their flock

Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania, is a town built around a well of the same name, where camel herders used to go and water their flock

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Nancy Jones and her Mauritanian camel milk

Nancy Jones Abeiderrahmane is an English woman living in Mauritania who recently published a book about her extraordinary life in the desert. The

Nancy Jones Abeiderrahmane is an English woman living in Mauritania who recently published a book about her extraordinary life in the desert. The

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Mauritanian president reelected with overwhelming majority

Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has won an overwhelming majority in the country’s presidential elections. African Union election

Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has won an overwhelming majority in the country’s presidential elections. African Union election

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Mauritania election threatened by boycott

Mauritania goes to the polls on Saturday in a presidential election expected to be easily won by the incumbent Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. His biggest

Mauritania goes to the polls on Saturday in a presidential election expected to be easily won by the incumbent Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. His biggest

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Mauritanian President: Europe must see Africa in a new light

The upsurge in instability and violence in parts of Africa was high on the agenda of a conference in early April involving leaders from the continent

The upsurge in instability and violence in parts of Africa was high on the agenda of a conference in early April involving leaders from the continent

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New study says 30 million people held in modern day slavery

A new index puts the number of people being held in slavery worldwide at 30 million. Anti-slavery charity, the Walk Free Foundation, ranked 162

A new index puts the number of people being held in slavery worldwide at 30 million. Anti-slavery charity, the Walk Free Foundation, ranked 162

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Warning of refugee crisis in Mauritania

Medical charity Doctors without Borders is warning that thousands of Malian refugees in a UN-run camp in neighbouring Mauritania are facing appalling

Medical charity Doctors without Borders is warning that thousands of Malian refugees in a UN-run camp in neighbouring Mauritania are facing appalling

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Aid agencies warn of impending Mali refugee disaster

Conditions are appalling in the refugee camps for fleeing Malians in neighbouring Mauritania, which has taken the vast majority of the tens of

Conditions are appalling in the refugee camps for fleeing Malians in neighbouring Mauritania, which has taken the vast majority of the tens of

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Mauritanian President survivives attack

The president of Mauritania has been flown to France for medical treatment following an attack on his motorcade that is being described as an

The president of Mauritania has been flown to France for medical treatment following an attack on his motorcade that is being described as an

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Ex-Gaddafi spy chief extradited to Libya

Libya’s former spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi is being held in Tripoli after being extradited from Mauritania. He was escorted off the plane by

Libya’s former spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi is being held in Tripoli after being extradited from Mauritania. He was escorted off the plane by

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Tuareg non-combatants flee Mali fighting

Many refugees have fled northern Mali for Mauritania. There are some 200,000 like them who have left Mali, going to the countries around it. One of

Many refugees have fled northern Mali for Mauritania. There are some 200,000 like them who have left Mali, going to the countries around it. One of

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Maghreb bloc meets for first time in 15 years

Foreign ministers from five countries that make up the Maghreb Union have gathered in Rabat for the first time in over 15 years. The organisation

Foreign ministers from five countries that make up the Maghreb Union have gathered in Rabat for the first time in over 15 years. The organisation

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Fresh fishing fiasco means more bad news for EU

There is more trouble brewing for the EU’s fishing industry after the collapse of talks on an agreement with Mauritania. According to a negotiator

There is more trouble brewing for the EU’s fishing industry after the collapse of talks on an agreement with Mauritania. According to a negotiator

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Spain says al Qaeda kidnap claim credible

Spain says it is treating as credible an audio tape from an Islamic group which claims to have kidnapped three Spanish aid workers in Mauritania

Spain says it is treating as credible an audio tape from an Islamic group which claims to have kidnapped three Spanish aid workers in Mauritania

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Mauritania's battle with a new wave of terrorism

The terrorism that Tunisia experienced in the 1980s erupted in Algeria in the 1990s. The wave of terrorist activity later spread west to Morroco

The terrorism that Tunisia experienced in the 1980s erupted in Algeria in the 1990s. The wave of terrorist activity later spread west to Morroco

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Terrorism threat in Mauritania

Mauritania, a large country next to the Atlantic Ocean, a vast expanse made up of desert, the sand constantly swirling towards the capital

Mauritania, a large country next to the Atlantic Ocean, a vast expanse made up of desert, the sand constantly swirling towards the capital

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Euronews meets Mauritania's Foreign Minister

Prominent women in politics in the Arab world are very few and far between, but one has risen to one of the great offices of state; the foreign

Prominent women in politics in the Arab world are very few and far between, but one has risen to one of the great offices of state; the foreign

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New President sworn-in in Mauritania

Almost a year to the day since he led a coup in Mauritania, Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz has been officially invested as President in a ceremony in the

Almost a year to the day since he led a coup in Mauritania, Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz has been officially invested as President in a ceremony in the

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Mauritania's coup leader poised for poll win

The junta leader of Mauritania appears to be on course to win a delayed general election. However, opposition parties have said the poll is a fraud

The junta leader of Mauritania appears to be on course to win a delayed general election. However, opposition parties have said the poll is a fraud

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Mauritanians vote in first post-coup poll

The self-styled “candidate of the poor” is favourite to win Mauritania’s first presidential election since last summer’s bloodless coup. Mohamed

The self-styled “candidate of the poor” is favourite to win Mauritania’s first presidential election since last summer’s bloodless coup. Mohamed

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Mauritanian military frees Abdallahi

The president of Mauritania, Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi, has been freed from house arrest by the military junta that overthrew him in August

The president of Mauritania, Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi, has been freed from house arrest by the military junta that overthrew him in August