Africa

Political tension in Mauritania amid return of former leader

Fears of a serious escalation increased after the arrest of the commander of the presidential guard and his deputy, both loyalists of former President Abdul Aziz.

Africa

Satellite data shows hunger looming in Senegal, Mauritania

Experts warn barren pastures in the two West African states threaten livestock herding, a key pillar of food security.

Satellite data shows hunger looming in Senegal, Mauritania

Mauritania

Mauritania blogger once given death penalty for 'blasphemy' freed

Mkhaitir was initially sentenced to death for comments about Prophet Muhammad and the role of Islam in society.

Mauritania blogger once given death penalty for 'blasphemy' freed

Mauritania

Mauritania's Ghazouani declared presidential vote winner

The ruling party candidate Mohamed Ould Ghazouani wins the election with 52 percent of the vote, the election body says.

Mauritania's Ghazouani declared presidential vote winner

Mauritania

Mauritania votes for new president amid opposition vote fears

Some 1.5 million people eligible to vote in elections amid opposition warnings of potential vote fraud.

Mauritania votes for new president amid opposition vote fears

Africa

Mauritania eyes peaceful transfer in presidential election

Voters set to choose among six candidates vying to succeed President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

Mauritania eyes peaceful transfer in presidential election

Zimbabwe

Why do the lights keep going out in Zimbabwe?

The Stream also discusses Botswana's move to allow elephant hunting and freedom of expression in Mauritania.

Why do the lights keep going out in Zimbabwe?

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