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Stories about Mauritania

16 September 2015

Refugees Met with Generosity and Suspicion in France

Despite enduring fear and suspicion towards refugees, many citizens initiatives have been launched or scaled up in France to meet their needs.

22 April 2015

What Do Africans Think of the Film ‘Timbuktu’ About Life Under Islamic Militants?

In Africa, opinions are divided on the Mauritanian film "Timbuktu." Some love it, others think external factors are the reason for its success.

2 January 2015

Activists Persecuted for Opposing Land-Grab-Driven Slavery in Mauritania

Dah Abeid and a few other human activists were arrested by the police in November and are now awaiting their trials.

23 June 2014

Stop Using Growth as an Excuse to Pollute, African Activists Say

The impact of 2014 World Environment Day on Africa: The need for growth on the continent does not absolve nations from protecting the earth, African advocates say.

25 May 2014

Mauritania and the Presidential Elections

Presidential elections are planned for June 21 in Mauritania. Many opposition groups have already said they would boycott the elections, whose results are evident even before votes are cast.

12 May 2014

Two Activists Arrested During Electoral Crackdown in Algeria

Mohand Kadi and Moez Benncir had the misfortune of sipping a coffee on a terrace at the same time as opposition movement Barakat! staged a demonstration ahead of presidential elections.

9 April 2014

Are Economic Sanctions Effective Against Rogue Rulers?

Economic sanctions are often proposed to penalize countries guilty of bad government. But do they actually help bring about good government?

12 February 2014

VIDEOS: Argentina's Melting Pot of Culinary Traditions

A large diversity of migrants in Argentina allows us to enjoy a wide array of international dishes often shared in feasts for the various immigrant communities throughout the country.

4 February 2014

Four Months in Jail and Counting for Algerian Blogger Who Criticized President

24 years old, Abdelghani Aloui, Algerian Cyberactivist is incarcerated since the 25th of September 2013. His charge ? Posting on Facebook , photos and caricatures deemed offensive of Algeriant President...

9 June 2013

Interview: Award-Winning Mauritanian Activist Ahmed Jedou Blogs for Change

Meet Ahmed Jedou, a Mauritanian activist and blogger, GV contributor, and recent winner of the Deutsche Welle - Best of Blogs (BoBs) Award. We caught up with him a few...


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