Qatar hosts FIFA Arab Cup 2021 in buildup to next FIFA world cup

Qatar will host in the December this year FIFA Arab Cup, a tournament grouping Arab countries in the Middle East and North Africa, in preparation for the FIFA World Cup which the country is set to stage next year. The Read more

Mauritania: Families of detainees in connection with $1 million embezzlement case call for justice

Hundreds of people demonstrated Wednesday before the Mauritanian presidency as they demanded justice for seven people recently arrested for embezzlement of $1 million from the coffers of the country’s central bank (BMC). The protestors, mainly families of the detainees, called Read more

Mauritania: Former President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz charged with corruption

Former President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, along with a dozen other people, were charged with corruption on Thursday, March 11. A lawyer for the former Mauritanian president told RFI. The defendants left the judge’s chambers free, but were placed under Read more

Guerguarate: Road traffic between Morocco and Mauritania is not disrupted in any way

The situation in Guerguarate is calm and normal, authorized sources said Sunday morning, adding that road traffic between Morocco and Mauritania, and beyond to sub-Saharan Africa, “is not disrupted in any way”. Despite the uneventful harassment by “Polisario” militias, the Read more

Sahara: UN Security Council Extends MINURSO Mandate until 31 October 2021

The UN Security Council, on Friday, extended by one year MINURSO’s mandate, reaffirming anew the pre-eminence of the Moroccan autonomy initiative to settle the artificial conflict over the Moroccan Sahara. The Security Council has decided to extend MINURSO’s mandate until Read more

Sahara: UNSC Renews MINURSO mandate, Stresses Algeria’s Responsibility in the conflict

The Security Council has unanimously extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Sahara MINURSO by six months, while expressing its full support for the decision of the Secretary General and his Personal Envoy, Horst Köhler, to initiate Read more

Saudi Arabia to Offer $100 mln, UAE $30 mln in Support of Sahel counter-terrorism Force

Gulf states, Saudi Arabia and the UAE have pledged $100 million and $30 million respectively in support of the special counter-terrorism force deployed by five African countries- Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger (known as G5-Sahel). The announcement was Read more