Mauritania: ‘Appeal court must quash unfair sentences and free 13 anti-slavery activists’

Mauritania’s appeals court must quash jail terms of up to 15 years handed down to 13 anti-slavery activists and release them from prison immediately, Amnesty International has said ahead of their hearing Monday. “This is an open and shut case … Read More

UN: UN urges independent investigation for jailed Mauritanian anti-slavery activists

New York, US (PANA) – The UN human rights office expressed deep concern over the judicial proceedings underway in Mauritania against members of two civil society groups, including the anti-slavery “Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA)”, who have been held … Read More

‘Drought triggers insurance payout in Mauritania, Niger and Senegal’

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Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – ARC Insurance Company Limited will pay US$ 25 million in drought insurance claims to three countries in the Sahel this month – Mauritania, Niger and Senegal. The three countries which paid a combined premium of … Read More

Mauritania: Govt moves to eradicate aftereffects of slavery in Mauritania

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Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Mauritanian Prime Minister Yahya Ould Hademine has ordered the government to carry out the programme undertaken to eradicate the aftereffects of slavery in Mauritania. In a general policy statement before Parliament late Monday, Hademine announced that … Read More

Mauritania: NGO denounces harassment of human rights activists

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Biram Ould Dah Ould Abeida Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – A member of the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA) in Mauritania, Hamdy Ould Lehbous, has denounced the “harassment and detention” of some human rights activists from different … Read More