Opinion

Freed from Guantanamo, but imprisoned by borders

Mohamedou Ould Slahi left Guantanamo three years ago, but his illegal imprisonment is still ongoing.

Maha Hilal

by Maha Hilal

Maha Hilal

United Nations

UN: New talks on Western Sahara expected in March

Special envoy for Western Sahara hopes to meet different parties in February before a new round of talks in March.

UN: New talks on Western Sahara expected in March

Mauritania

Mauritanian president marches to fight hate speech

President Ould Abdel Aziz launches rally aimed at dampening ethnic tensions between Arab-Berbers and Haratines.

Mauritania President Ould Abdel Aziz marches to fight hate speech

Middle East

Mauritania's musical tradition kept alive by the internet

Musicians of local instrument, the ardine, rely on the internet to spread their cultural music.

Talk to Al Jazeera

Mali FM Kamissa Camara on rebels, human rights and Sahel security

Mali's foreign minister discusses the struggle for regional security, alleged human rights violations and resilience.

Africa

Mauritania asks for UN support to keep Mbera refugee camp running

How a temporary refugee camp by the Malian border has become the fourth largest town in Mauritania.

Western Sahara

UN envoy: 'Peaceful solution' to Western Sahara conflict possible

UN envoy Horst Koehler says he expects another round of talks to take place in the first quarter of 2019.

UN envoy: 'Peaceful solution' to Western Sahara conflict possible

Africa

EU, France announce $1.5bn aid for African Sahel

The announcement comes as the UN-backed counterterrorism force, known as the G5 Sahel force, is meeting in Mauritania.

EU, France announce $1.5bn aid for African Sahel

Middle East

Second G5 Sahel donors Conference under way in Mauritania

After Brussels, the second conference of G5 Sahel donors and partners is held this Thursday, December 6 in Mauritania.

Middle East

Mauritania: Mbera refugee camp’s only hospital to close

Fears a refugee camp will be left without medical care after Doctors Without Borders pulls out.

Mauritania

Mauritania's ruling party leads in vote

Second round of voting will be held on September 15 with a record 98 parties taking part in the elections.

Mauritania: Ruling party leads in legislative and municipal polls

Mauritania

Mauritania votes in legislative and municipal elections

The elections will test President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz's record before next year's presidential vote.

Mauritania votes in legislative and municipal elections

Africa

African Union summit: Macron addresses security in Sahel

Africa's problems have spread beyond the continent, which explains why the EU has stepped in offering cash and military assistance to tackle the surge in attacks by armed groups.

Africa

AU summit opens with call for actions on S Sudan conflict

The African Union was established to promote peace and regional stability but African leaders are struggling to resolve regional conflict.

Voices

Mauritania's 'nomadic spirit' comes alive in Canadian restaurant

Restaurant owner finds success by bringing nomadic traditions and rich tastes of Mauritania to Montreal eatery.

Mauritania's 'nomadic spirit' comes alive in Canadian restaurant