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West Africa: G5 Sahel Force Should Prioritize Rights.

Expand Malian soldiers, part of the five-nation G5 Sahel military force, patrol in central Mali in November 2017.  The 5,000-member force will comprise two battalions each from Mali and Niger and one each from Burkina Faso, Chad and Mauritania. © 2017 Getty Images – The G5 Sahel military force created to counter ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Conflicts and drought spur hunger, despite ample global food supply.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Haiti, Iraq, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

West and Central Africa left behind in Global HIV response.

Source: UNAIDS, UN Children's Fund Country: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, World Four in ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Mauritania: New 'Apostasy' Draft Law.

Expand Mauritanian deputies in session at the National Assembly in Nouakchott, Mauritania.  © 2017 Assemblée Nationale Mauritanienne – Mauritanian deputies should reject a new draft law that would make the death penalty mandatory for the crime of insulting' or mocking' God, the Quran, or the Prophet Muhammad, Human ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Central African Republic: UN chief condemns killing of 'blue helmet' in country's east.

Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the killing today of a Mauritanian peacekeeper and the wounding of three others of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic by anti-Balaka militia in Bria in the country' s east.

- UN - INT

Mauritania: Quash Blogger Mkhaitir's Death Sentence.

Expand Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed.  © Private – Mauritanian authorities should quash the death sentence for a Mauritanian blogger, Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir, and drop all charges against him that violate freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch said today. The Court of Appeals in Nouadhibou is due to review the ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Mauritania: Quash Blogger Mkhaitir's Death Sentence.

Expand Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed.  © Private   – Mauritanian authorities should quash the death sentence for a Mauritanian blogger, Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir, and drop all charges against him that violate freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch said today. The Court of Appeals in Nouadhibou is due to review the ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Africa in the news: Sahel security, Liberian and Kenyan elections, and Nigerian economic updates.

Security update: US commits $60 million to the G-5 Sahel anti-terrorism force On Monday, October 30, the United States formally committed $60 million in funding to a new United Nations supported anti-terrorism force proposed by the G-5 Sahel Nations, which include Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad, and Niger. The ...

- Brookings - US

'Try Me or Clear Me'.

Expand Mauritanian authorities detained opposition leader, Mohamed Ould Ghadda, for two months on vague corruption charges.  © 2016 Mohamed Ould Ghadda Mohamed Ould Ghadda, the former Mauritanian senator, was sitting on the floor outside of a cell shared with eight other co-prisoners when I met him in Mauritania's ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

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