Category: Mauritania

‘Ould Abdel Aziz, Keen to Strengthen ties with Norway’, Essirage, 16th May 2014

On Norway’s National Day, President Ould ‘Abdel Aziz bestows wellbeing on the Norwegian people and hope to strengthen ties between the two countries.

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‘Controversy on the matter of corruption in the Ministry of Transport’, al-Akhbar (Mauritania), 17th April 2014

Controversy surrounds the hearing regarding corruption in the Ministry of Transportation in Mauritania as the opposition MP Tut bint al-Taalib challenged construction quotas set by the government.

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‘EU praises Mauritania’s efforts to combat terrorism,’ Essirage (Mauritania), 8 May 2014

European Union and Mauritanian officials met on Tuesday to discuss renewing the fishing agreement and expanding relations. During the meeting, EU officials praised Mauritanian efforts to create stability in the lead-up to presidential elections. Continue reading

‘Eyewitnesses recount last moments of slain youth to Al-Akhbar,’ Al-Akhbar (Mauritania), 3 March 2014

A Mauritanian youth was killed in the capital of Nouackchott on Monday as police broke up a protest against a reported Qur’an desecration. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered, demanding punishments for the perpetrator, and police used tear gas to disperse the protesters, with one being struck in the chest and killed. Continue reading

‘Washington includes the group ‘al-Melthimun’ (the Masked Men) in terrorist organizations list’, Anba Info (Mauritania), 19th December 2013

al-melthimumThe U.S. has included the militant group known as the Masked Battalion lead by Mokhtar Bilmokhtar  in its list of terrorist organizations. The group split from AQIM in late 2012, but threatens to subvert all U.S. and Western interests in the Sahel.

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‘Al-Mahdi: Sudan on edge of Intifada and Civil War or Constitutional Convention’, an-Noor (Mauritania),15th December 2013

جانب من الاشتباكات التي شهدتها السودان قبل أشهر احتجاجا على الغلاء/ عدسة: أ.ب

جانب من الاشتباكات التي شهدتها السودان قبل أشهر احتجاجا على الغلاء/ عدسة: أ.ب

A leader of the Sudanese opposition, Sadiq al-Mahdi, claims that the al-Bashir regime is facing a critical time ahead and warns that domestic political discord and the additional existence of six armed militias  in the country could lead Sudan into a civil war if the situation does not change.

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‘Members of the Army and Security Forces vote today in First round of Elections’, el-Watan (Mauritania), 22nd November 2013

[Source: el-Watan]

[Source: el-Watan]

After two year postponement the elections have finally begun to take place in Mauritania following a two week campaigning period from the 8th November 2013.

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‘Mali cancels arrest warrants for Tuareg Leaders’ al-Akhbar (Mauritania), 29th October 2013

مالي تلغي مذكرات توقيف بحق قادة طوارق

Mali Flag

Mali Flag

تاريخ الإضافة: 2013-10-29 16:23

الأخبار (نواكشوط) ـ أعلنت وزارة العدل المالية رسميا اليوم الثلاثاء 28 ـ 10 ـ 2013، إلغاء مذكرات توقيف صدرت بحق أربعة قياديين طوارق باسم “المصالحة الوطنية“.

وقال مسؤول في وزارة العدل المالية “ألغيت مذكرات التوقيف بحق كل من ابراهيم اغ محمد الصالح (من الحركة الوطنية لتحرير أزواد) ومحمد اغ انتالا، واحمد اغ بيبي، والغباس اغ انتالا (من المجلس الأعلى الأزوادي) لتسهيل مواصلة عملية المصالحة الوطنية“.

وأكد احمد اغ بيبي، إلغاء المذكرات ضده وضد رفاقه الثلاثة وقال “إنها إرادة حسنة في الحوار، وهم أيضا لديهم حسن إرادة في الحوار“.

ويترشح احمد اغ بيبي، ومحمد اغ انتالا، والغباس اغ انتالا، للانتخابات التشريعية المقررة في 24 من نوفمبر في منطقة كيدال (أقصى شمال مالي) معقل الطوارق.

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Translation:

Mali cancels arrest warrants for Tuareg Leaders

29th October 2013, 16.23

al-Akhbar (Nouakchott) The Malian Ministy of Justice officially announced on Tuesday 28th October 2013 the cancellation of arrest warrants issued for four Tuareg leaders as an effort of ‘national reconciliation’.

An official from the Malian Ministry of Justice said that “I cancelled the arrest warrants for Ibrahim Ag Muhammad Salaah (from the National Movement of the Independence of Azawad), Muhammad Ag Intaala, Ahmad Ag Bibi and al-Ghabas Ag Intaata (from the High Azawadi Congress) to facilitate the continuation of the national reconciliation process.”

Ahmed Igh Bibi confirmed the cancellation of the arrest warrants against him and his three accomplices and said “that there is good will in the dialogue, and they also have good will in the dialogue.”

Ahmed Ag Bibi, Mohamed Ag Intalla, al-Ghabas Ag Intaala, are candidates for the legislative elections scheduled for November 24 in the Kidal region (in the far north of Mali) a Tuareg stronghold.

Translated by Robert Forster

Article available at al-Akhbar.

‘ al-Dadawa lectures on female role models’, al-akhbar (Mauritania), 29th October 2013

 الددو يحاضر عن المرأة القدوة

[Adadawa, Source: al-akhbar]

[Adadawa, Source: al-akhbar]

تاريخ الإضافة: 2013-10-29 23:10

الأخبار (نواكشوط) ـ قالت مصادر بجمعية المرأة للتربية والثقافة إن الشيخ محمد الحسن ولد الددو سيلقي محاضرة تتناول المرأة القدوة مساء غد الأربعاء 2013/10/30.

وقالت المصادر إن الجمعية تهدف من خلال المحاضرة التي ستلقى في دار الشباب القديمة مساء غد الأربعاء إلى تنوير شريحة النساء بالدور الذي ينبغي أن تتبناه وتسعى إلى تحقيقه.

ويعتبر الشيخ محمد الحسن ولد الددو من ابرز العلماء الموريتانيين وأكثرهم تأثيرا في الساحة، وهذه هي أول محاضرة له منذ فترة.

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 Translation

 al-Dadawa lectures on female role models

29th October 2013, 23.10

al-Akhbar (Nouakchott) – Sources from the organization ‘Women for Education and Culture’ said that the Shiekh Muhammad Hassan Walid al-Dadawa will deliever a lecture dealing with female role models tomorrow evening on Wednesday 30.10.2013.

Sources said that the organization aims to inform, during the lecture to be delieved in the ‘old youth house’ on Wednesday, a segment of women on the role that women should adopt and seek to acheive

The Sheikh Mohammed Hassan Walid al-Dadawa is one of the most prominent Mauritanian scientists and very influential in the scene – this is his first lecture for a while.

Translated by Robert Forster

Article available at al-akhbar.

‘Demonstrations in front of the presidential palace protesting the death of two children in Nouakchott’, al-Watan (Mauritania), 25th September 2013

تظاهرات أمام القصر الرئاسي احتجاجا على وفاة طفلين بنواكشوط
الأربعاء, 25 سبتمبر 2013 13:23

Source [el-Watan]

Source [el-Watan]

تظاهرت مجموعة من نساء الحي 22 في دارالسلام المجاور للسجن المدني في دار النعيم أمام القصر الرئاسي يطالبون رئيس الجمهورية محمد ولد عبد العزيز بمد يد المساعدة لهم وتحقيق مطالبهم .

وطالبت المتظاهرات رئيس الجمهورية محمد ولد عبد العزيز بتحقيق مطالبهم المتمثلة في الماء الصالح للشرب وتوفير وسائل للنقل .وإنقاذهم من المياه التي طمرت حيهم مما أدى إلى وفاة طفلين نتيجة تماس كهرباء بفعل الأسلاك غير المؤمنة وقد اطلع مراسل الوطن على شهادة وفاة أحدهما

وقالت المتحدثة باسم المتظاهرات النينة بنت بيبه انهن تواجدن منذو الساعة السابعة صباحا أمام القصر الرئاسي مطالبين ’’رئيس الفقراء’’بالتدخل من أجل إنقاذ عائلاتهم من الوضعي المأساوي الذي يعيشون فيه

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Translation

Demonstrations in front of the presidential palace protesting the death of two children in Nouakchott 

13:23, Wednesday, 25th September 2013

A group of women from District 22 in Dar es-Salaam protested near a civilian prison in Dar al-N’aim in front of the Presidential Palace demanding the President of the Republic Muhammad Walid ‘Abd al-‘Aziz to lend a hand to help them achieve their demands.

The protesters demanded of the President of the Republic, Muhammad Walid ‘Adb al-‘Aziz achieve the demands, namely, providing pure drinking water, means of transport, and to rescue them from the water that engulfed their neighborhood which led to the death of two children as a result of contact with unsecured electric wires. This was confirmed by a correspondent who saw one of their death certificates.

an-Nina bint Bibahu, speaking in the name of the protesters, said she had been by the Palace since seven O’Clock that morning demanding the ‘President of the Poor’ intervene to save their families from the tragic situation in which they live.

Translated by Robert A Forster