Gulf Times - Mauritania
Four more African nations confirm coronavirus, new controls put in place

Four more African nations confirm coronavirus, new controls put in place

Mauritania, Rwanda, Seychelles and Central African Republic confirmed their first coronavirus cases on Saturday, bringing to 23 the number of African countries that have reported positive tests for the virus.

Mauritania gets new president in first peaceful transition of power

Mauritania gets new president in first peaceful transition of power

Mauritania's former defence minister, Mohammed Ould Ghazouni, was sworn in as president on Thursday, in the country's first peaceful transition of power.

African G5 force 'better' than UN's in Mali: Mauritania's Aziz

African G5 force 'better' than UN's in Mali: Mauritania's Aziz

A fledgling African regional force fighting militants in Sahel countries is more effective -- with fewer resources -- than a UN mission with a similar remit in Mali, the Mauritanian president said Wednesday.

Former slave runs for office in Mauritania to fight for freedom

Former slave runs for office in Mauritania to fight for freedom

Born into slavery and kept as a servant for 30 years, Haby Mint Rabah is now running for parliament in Mauritania to fight for freedom in a nation with one of the world's worst slavery rates.

 Erdogan makes first visit to Mauritania in West Africa tour

Erdogan makes first visit to Mauritania in West Africa tour

Recep Tayyip Erdogan landed in Mauritania on Wednesday flanked by businessmen and primed to sign several cooperation deals in the first visit by a Turkish president to Nouakchott.

QC organises Iftar in three countries

QC organises Iftar in three countries

As part of its "Give and Shine Through" campaign, Qatar Charity (QC) organised breakfast and distributed Ramadan food baskets in Mauritania, Kyrgyzstan and Somalia, benefiting tens of thousands of fasting people.

Arab summit slams terror waged in name of Islam

Arab summit slams terror waged in name of Islam

A 22-nation Arab summit tackling the region's crises, despite splits over Iran and Turkey, was cut back to a single day Monday due to the absence of the heavyweight leaders of Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

Al-Qaeda affiliate claims Swiss woman's kidnap in new video

Al-Qaeda affiliate claims Swiss woman's kidnap in new video

Al-Qaeda's north Africa affiliate has claimed the kidnapping of a Swiss woman in Mali's Timbuktu in a video seen by AFP on Wednesday, as Switzerland demanded her unconditional release.