Mauritania goes to the polls on Saturday in a presidential election expected to be easily won by the incumbent Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.
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
Medical charity Doctors without Borders is warning that thousands of Malian refugees in a UN-run camp in neighbouring Mauritania are facing appalling
The president of Mauritania has been flown to France for medical treatment following an attack on his motorcade that is being described as an
Ex-Gaddafi spy chief Abdallah Al-Senussi has been charged with illegally entering Mauritania.
The move will delay his extradition to face charges
Libya’s former head of intelligence Abdullah al-Senussi has been arrested in Mauritania.
Al-Senussi, one of the most prominent figures in the
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
Two Spanish aid workers held hostage by al Qaeda’s north African branch since November are believed to have been released.
Albert Vilalta and
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
Mauritania, a large country next to the Atlantic Ocean, a vast expanse made up of desert, the sand constantly swirling towards the capital
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
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
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 self-styled “candidate of the poor” is favourite to win Mauritania’s first presidential election since last summer’s bloodless coup.