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

Africa

Mauritania-Senegal tension over fishing territories heating

A group of Senegalese fishermen attacked Mauritanian shopkeepers after the Mauritanian coastguard shot dead another Senegalese fisherman allegedly in Mauritania's territorial waters.

Africa

Army HQ and French embassy attacked in Burkina Faso

At least 16 people, including eight attackers, killed in the coordinated assaults in the West African country's capital.

Africa

G5 Sahel military force still needs money

Only half of the projected $500m that the G5 Sahel force needs has been raised, and African leaders are pushing the international community for more funding.

Mauritania

Mauritania strengthens blasphemy law after blogger case

Mauritania has bolstered a contentious law on apostasy after an appeals court ordered the release of a local blogger.

Mauritania strengthens blasphemy law after blogger case

Africa

Five-nation Sahel force 'an ill-conceived escalation'

Analysts say creation of five-nation counterterrorism force in the Sahel region is likely to cause more harm than good.

G5 Sahel counterterrorism force explained

Middle East

An uneasy coexistence in the Mauritanian desert

Tens of thousands of refugees from Mali are living alongside traditional Mauritanian herding communities.

An uneasy coexistence in the Mauritanian desert