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Mauritanian President Abdel Aziz easily re-elected in boycotted vote

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 09:47

Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has won another five-year term with 82 percent of the vote, officials said on Sunday, after an election boycotted by most of the opposition.

Mauritanian leader wins new term in disputed polls

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 03:23

Mauritania`s incumbent leader Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has won presidential polls with an overwhelming 81.89 per cent of the vote, preliminary results have showed after his main rivals boycotted a process they rejected as a sham.

Voting slow in Mauritanian presidential poll amid boycott

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 01:28

Voters trickled into polling centres in Mauritania on Saturday in an election where incumbent President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was counting on a high turnout to see off an opposition boycott and boost his authority.

Mauritania`s Abdel Aziz: the strongman who took on al Qaeda

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 14:01

Mauritania`s President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who is seeking a new term in a vote Saturday, has become known for his iron rule and a relentless campaign against al Qaeda extremists.

Woman runs for president in Islamic Mauritania

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 01:41

A woman has put forward a rare bid for the presidency of Mauritania, a west African nation run under strict Islamic law, the country`s Constitutional Council said on Wednesday.

Mauritanian PM, cabinet resign: State media

Last Updated: Sunday, February 02, 2014, 22:00

Mauritania`s prime minister and his entire cabinet resigned on Sunday, state-run news agency AMI reported, without giving a reason for the mass departure.

Terror group threatens France over Mali: Report

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 03:17

A terror group active in West Africa has threatened to target the interests of "France and her allies" in retaliation for France`s military intervention in Mali last year, according to a Mauritanian website frequently used by local jihadists to communicate with the outside world.

Young Muslim in Mauritania convicted for criticising prophet Mohammed

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 01:51

A young Muslim man in Mauritania is facing a possible death sentence after being convicted of apostasy and jailed for having written an article criticising the prophet Mohammed, a judicial source said on Monday.

Mauritania holds elections despite opposition boycott

Last Updated: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 23:19

Mauritanians voted on Saturday in nationwide elections overshadowed by a widespread boycott of opposition parties, with all eyes on the performance of an Islamist party allowed to take part for the first time.

Mauritania holds elections despite wide boycott

Last Updated: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 15:31

Mauritania holds nationwide elections on Saturday overshadowed by a boycott of the "radical" opposition -- apart from an Islamist party that calls its participation a struggle against "dictatorship".

30 million people are slaves worldwide, half in India: Survey

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 11:53

Modern slavery was defined as human trafficking, forced labour, and practices such as debt bondage, forced marriage, and the sale or exploitation of children.

US transfers prisoner to Mauritania

Last Updated: Sunday, June 02, 2013, 23:52

A Mauritanian official says that the United States has transferred one of its prisoners held in Afghanistan to Mauritania.