Stop child exploitation in Western Sahara

As the recruitment and exploitation of children in crises and political conflicts is a war crime under international humanitarian law. As the recruitment and exploitation of children in conflicts is a violation of the essence of the International Convention on Read more

Repression and Intimidation of Human Rights Defenders in Algeria and Tindouf Camps

In a context of increasing repression of peaceful demonstrations by the Algerian security forces, hundreds of people have been arbitrarily arrested since the beginning of the peaceful movement Al hirak, including many human rights defenders who try to expose corruption Read more

The Current Situation Over The Western Sahara Conflict

Réseau Unité pour le Développement de Mauritanie (non-governmental organization in special consultative status) : From our belief in the importance of the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights and its pivotal role in consolidating peace and the welfare of Read more

African Endorsements for Saudi Arabia’s bid to host Expo 2030 gain momentum

After Morocco, Saudi Arabia has received official backing from Mauritania, Djibouti and Zambia for its bid to host Expo 2030 in Riyadh. Saudi top diplomat, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, Wednesday made a phone call to his Zambian counterpart Stanley Kakubo Read more

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