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Global report says 36 million people enslaved
Global Slavery Index study says Mauritania is biggest offender while India has the highest number of modern-day slaves.
Last updated: 18 Nov 2014 02:40 GMT
Frenchman identified in ISIL beheading video
Maxime Hauchard seen to be herding prisoners to execution site in video showing beheadings of US aid worker and soldiers
Last updated: 18 Nov 2014 02:04 GMT
African Union chief in Burkina Faso for talks
Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz hold talks with army appointed Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac Zida over transition back to democracy.
Last updated: 10 Nov 2014 17:48 GMT
Ebola death sparks panic in Mali
Government says it is doing its best to contain virus after two year old girl dies.
Last updated: 27 Oct 2014 03:22 GMT
Lesotho: Africa still more coup-prone than other continents
Many countries have embraced Western-style democracy but coups and attempted coups still happen.
Last updated: 07 Sep 2014 12:15 GMT
Mali: The forgotten war
France, Mali's former colonial ruler, is going back to its old colonial ways, writes Kane.
Pape Samba Kane
Last updated: 06 Sep 2014 12:26 GMT
Why was there no 'African Spring'?
Political circumstances in sub-Saharan Africa and the small size of its middle class have precluded an uprising.
Last updated: 24 Jul 2014 16:51 GMT
US ramps up 'terrorism' fight in Mauritania
Amid alleged threat from al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, the two countries have boosted security co-operation.
Last updated: 14 Jul 2014 13:23 GMT
Low voter turnout expected in Mauritania poll
Observers say current leader Abdel Aziz, an ally of Western powers, is expected to win.
Last updated: 23 Jun 2014 07:06 GMT
Mauritanian president easily wins re-election
Electoral commission says President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz won with nearly 82 percent of the vote.
Last updated: 22 Jun 2014 20:24 GMT
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