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2008-08-26 03:00:43

In a statement to the Doha Securities Market (DSM), Industries Qatar declared that its wholly owned-Qatar Steel Company has pulled out from Guelb El Aouj project in Mauritania due to strategic reasons.

2008-08-07 09:00:19

By Ahmed Mohamed and Todd Pitman Associated Press NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania -- Army commanders ousted Mauritania's first freely elected president in two decades Wednesday after an increasingly bitter political fight over his ties to allies of a reviled former dictator and his overtures to Islamic radicals.

2008-08-07 00:00:10

By Claire Soares HAVING FIRED his top military brass over breakfast yesterday, Mauritania's President was probably feeling supremely powerful.

2008-08-06 18:00:11

Today's episode of "With the Event" programme discussed the military coup in Mauritania. The programme hosted today an expert in Maghreban affairs, Sadek Bouguetaya, a Mauritanian writer from Damascus, Ould Maaloum; and a Mauritanian MP, Jamil Ould Mansour.

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2008-08-06 12:15:00

The North African nation of Mauritania underwent a military coup Wednesday when troops arrested its president, a family member said.

2008-07-30 09:01:00

Writethru: UN expands food aid for hungry West Africans NAIROBI, July 29 (Xinhua) -- The UN World Food Program (WFP) announced Tuesday it is expanding operations in West Africa to feed an additional 1.4 million people who are struggling due to high food prices in Guinea, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Burkina Faso and Senegal.

2008-06-20 09:00:35

RWE Dea has acquired a 30% interest in the Ta09 and Ta10 onshore blocks in Mauritania, from the operator Repsol YPF. The transaction has been approved by the Mauritanian ministry of petroleum and mining.

2008-06-14 09:00:22

Monitor's report of video report broadcast by Qatari Al-Jazeera satellite TV on 13 Jun 2008 Qatari Al-Jazeera's Maghreb Harvest programme, broadcast on 13 June 2008, aired a special report on an independent Mauritanian radio station shutting down because its license has not been renewed by the radio broadcasting authorities.

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2007-04-17 00:00:00

Mey Mint struggles to carry her weight up the flight of stairs, her thighs shaking with each step. It will take several minutes for the 50-year-old to catch her breath, air hissing painfully in and out of her chest.

2006-08-04 07:50:00

Rising above a sand-covered street in Mauritania's capital Nouakchott is a billboard with an image of a Manhattan-style skyline.


Latest Mauritania Reference Libraries

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2008-10-18 12:24:29

The Gray-backed Fiscal (Lanius excubitoroides) is a species of bird found in Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.

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2008-02-05 14:33:28

The Spotted Sandgrouse (Pterocles senegallus), is a species of bird in the Pteroclididae family of birds. It is found in Afghanistan, Algeria, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Western Sahara.

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Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.