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Gambia`s Jammeh faces last chance deadline to quietly quit

Gambia`s Yahya Jammeh faced a "last chance" to hand over power peacefully Friday as troops from five African nations stood by to intervene and key regional leaders flew in to make a final push for a deal.

President Pranab Mukherjee greets Mauritania on its National Day

President Pranab Mukherjee greets Mauritania on its National Day

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday greeted Mauritania on its National Day.

Best-selling Guantanamo inmate released to Mauritania: Pentagon

A longtime Guantanamo Bay prisoner, who wrote a best-selling book about his experiences in the controversial military prison, has been released to his home country of Mauritania, the Pentagon said on Monday.

Mauritania says slavery is crime against humanity, doubles prison terms

 The Mauritanian parliament has adopted a new law as part of efforts to crack down on slavery, declaring it a "crime against humanity" and doubling prison terms for offenders.

Ansar Dine claims Mali attacks, threatens Ivory Coast and Mauritania

 Jihadist group Ansar Dine on Tuesday claimed responsibility for two weekend attacks in Mali near the borders with Mauritania and Ivory Coast, and threatened to strike both countries.

Gunmen attack village in southern Mali

Armed men attacked a village in the southern Mali region of Sikasso close to the border with Ivory Coast on Sunday, defence ministry spokesman Colonel Diaran Kone told Reuters.

Islamist gunmen attack western Mali town, 12 dead

 Suspected Islamist fighters attacked a town in western Mali near the border with neighbouring Mauritania before dawn on Saturday, leaving 12 people dead, including three soldiers and nine attackers, the defence ministry said.

Gunmen attack western Mali town in pre-dawn raid

Gunmen attacked a town in western Mali near the border with neighbouring Mauritania before dawn on Saturday, a town resident and a senior military source said.

Mali rebels explain peace accord to refugees in Mauritania

Leaders of Mali`s Tuareg-led rebel alliance visited Malian refugees in Mauritania on Friday to explain a decision to sign a peace agreement with the government, a member of the delegation said.

Al-Qaeda-linked Belmokhtar group in North Africa claims allegiance to IS: report

The Al-Qaeda-linked group of notorious one-eyed Algerian militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, according to an audio recording broadcasted by private Mauritanian agency Al-Akhbar.

Mauritania sentences alleged al Qaeda leader to 20 years

A criminal court in Mauritania sentenced a suspected senior al Qaeda leader to 20 years in prison for "terrorist" activities, the state prosecutor said on Tuesday.

Mauritania condemns man to death for "insulting the prophet"

Mauritania on Thursday condemned a man to death for "insulting the prophet", a human rights group said, a day after the country opened the trial of an anti-slavery activist.

Mauritania issues first apostasy death sentence

Mauritania has delivered its first death sentence for apostasy since independence in 1960, ordering capital punishment for a Muslim man who wrote an article deemed blasphemous of Islam.

Mauritania issues first apostasy death sentence

Mauritania has delivered its first death sentence for apostasy since independence in 1960, ordering capital punishment for a Muslim man who wrote an article deemed blasphemous of Islam.

Mauritania issues first apostasy death sentence

A Muslim man has become the first person to be sentenced to death for apostasy in Mauritania since independence in 1960 after a court ruled he had written something blasphemous.

Mauritania urged to end crackdown on slavery activists

 Amnesty International urged Mauritania on Thursday to end "harassment, intimidation and repression" of anti-slavery activists, following a number of high-profile arrests.

African Union chief in Burkina Faso for transition talks

The chief of the African Union on Monday arrived in Burkina Faso for urgent talks on the west African country`s political transition following the ouster of veteran president Blaise Compaore.

Mauritania closes border with Mali after Ebola death

 Mauritania has closed its border with Mali after an Ebola death was confirmed in the border area this week, a health official said Saturday.

Arab League chief to lead delegation to Gaza

Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi will lead a ministerial delegation to war-ravaged Gaza on October 23, an official said on Thursday.

Mauritania`s Abdel Aziz sworn-in for second term

Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was sworn-in for a second term in the presence of several fellow African leaders.