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Sahel region, Africa.

The Conversation/Zenobia Ahmed, CC BY-SA The Sahel region of Africa is a 3,860-kilometre arc-like land mass lying to the immediate south of the Sahara Desert and stretching east-west across the breadth of the African continent. A largely semi-arid belt of barren, sandy and rock-strewn land, the Sahel marks the physical and ...

- The Conversation - UK

Western Sahara: UN chief urges Morocco and Polisario Front to de-escalate tensions in buffer strip.

Deeply concerned about increased tensions in the vicinity of Guerguerat in the buffer strip in southern Western Sahara between the Moroccan berm and the Mauritanian border, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today called on Morocco and Frente Polisario to “take all necessary steps” to avoid ...

- UN - INT

'It must be love': wife-beating a source of pride for some in Mauritania.

Salimata was always told she should be proud to come from a family of wife beaters. “You're the daughter of a woman whose husband broke her hands. Your grandmother's legs were fractured by her husband. You must be loved,” Salimata said, citing her mother's words. The 19-year-old woman from Mauritania's Soninke ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Western Sahara: UN chief Guterres urges Morocco and Polisario Front to de-escalate tensions in buffer strip.

Deeply concerned about increased tensions in the vicinity of Guerguerat in the buffer strip in southern Western Sahara between the Moroccan berm and the Mauritanian border, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today called on Morocco and Frente Polisario to “take all necessary steps” to avoid ...

- UN - INT

Support for reform of professional military education in Mauritania.

A NATO expert team visited the National Staff College in Nouakchott, in February 2017, to chart progress and plans for the Defence Education Enhancement Programme in Mauritania.

- NATO - INT

Severe food shortages hit Africa's refugees hard, warn UNHCR and WFP.

Source: World Food Programme, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritania, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, World The two agency heads warn that food shortages will have dire consequences on the health and protection of 5 million vulnerable ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

OCHA highlights 12 forgotten crises in urgent need of support.

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, World, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Mauritania: Blogger Faces Execution for Apostasy.

– A Mauritanian blogger convicted of apostasy faces execution unless the Supreme Court cancels or commutes his death sentence in a ruling expected on January 31, 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. The Mauritanian authorities should drop the charges against Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir and repeal the provision of its ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

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