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

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