Mauritania’s opposition parties called for peaceful protests as they vowed to appeal on Monday against the outcome of presidential elections that saw a former general, an ally of the outgoing head of state, win in the first round of voting.
Voters in the West African state of Mauritania were called to the polls on Saturday after a campaign dominated by the country’s economy and appeals to preserve its hard-won stability.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, this evening phoned Mauritania’s President-elect Mohamed Ahmed Ould Ghazouani,
Scores of migrants who swam through rough Atlantic Ocean waters to safety from a capsized boat while 58 others drowned were receiving care on Thursday in Mauritania after one of the deadliest disasters
The UN agency said another 83 people swam to shore, while survivors said at least 150 people including women and children were aboard the vessel, which had set sail from The Gambia on November 27.
The shipment, which contained testing kits, medical devices, and food supplies, will assist approximately 10,000 healthcare workers in Mauritania as they work to contain the spread of COVID-19.
A few centuries ago, Tichitt was a citadel of trade where Saharan merchants bearing gold, salt and cloth would stop to water their camels and haggle.
The United Arab Emirates today sent an aid plane containing 18 metric tons of medical and food supplies to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania to bolster the country’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Dhs1.4 million is pledged to support cancer patients in the UAE; Dhs11.18 million goes towards nine projects serving patients in Pakistan, Jordan, Mauritania, Tanzania, Ethiopia, East Africa, Palestine, and Côte d'Ivoire