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

Middle East

Mauritania votes to abolish senate by referendum

Despite a boycott movement that called mass protests during campaigning, 85 percent of voters sided with the changes.

Mauritania votes to abolish senate by referendum

Middle East

Mauritania referendum: Counting under way in controversial vote

Vote counting is under way in a divisive referendum on Mauritania's constitution.

Africa

Mauritania votes on controversial constitutional reform

The referendum initiated by the president seeks to abolish the Senate and alter the country's flag, among other changes.

Africa

Mauritanians to vote on controversial constitutional changes

Opposition parties fear changes proposed by President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz will result in a slide towards dictatorship.

Africa

Mauritania edges towards referendum vote

Dramatic changes to Mauritania's constitution could get the go-ahead soon. A referendum is being held on whether to approve or reject political reforms and abolish the senate. Al Jazeera’s Rob Matheson reports from Nouakchott, Mauritania

Africa

W African, French leaders set up 5,000-strong force

New force, meant to be operational soon, will be deployed in the region along with a 12,000-strong UN mission in Mali.

Africa

Macron in Mali for talks with leaders of Africa's Sahel

French president meets West African leaders to support new 5,000-strong force to fight armed groups in the region.

Macron in Mali for talks with leaders of Africa's Sahel

Middle East

UN seeks to broker new talks on Western Sahara

Proposals from both Morocco and Polisario independence movement should be addressed, UN chief tells Security Council.

UN seeks to broker new talks on Western Sahara

Middle East

Mauritania leader calls for referendum to change constitution

Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, the president of Mauritania, is calling for a referendum over proposed constitutional amendments. If voted in, the controversial changes will abolish the Senate and change the country's flag.

Weather

Heatwave in northwest Africa

Eastern Atlantic storm system brings near-record heat to Algeria

Heatwave in northwest Africa

Opinion

Making sense of the recent tension in Western Sahara

Morocco has chosen to remain silent in order to not escalate tensions with the UN.

Samir Bennis

by Samir Bennis

Samir Bennis

Opinion

Morocco and Mauritania's rocky relations

What further strained relations is that the Mauritanian president began to give this tension a personal dimension.

Samir Bennis

by Samir Bennis

Samir Bennis

Human Rights

Mauritania jails 13 anti-slavery activists

International activists say the verdict is a "devastating blow to the Mauritanian anti-slavery movement".

Mauritania jails 13 anti-slavery activists