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2010-06-14 08:28:00

LONDON, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- On 26 May 2010, the Prime Minister of Mauritania, Mr Moulaye Ould Mohamed Laghdaf, together with Luka Buljan, Empower CEO, laid the first brick during the Ceremony to mark the beginning of construction of the new Empower generating plant in the capital, Nouakchott. Earlier in the year, Empower, a company focused on supplying fast and interim power solutions to the emerging markets, signed an agreement with SOMELEC, the Mauritanian national electricity company,...

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.

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.

2006-06-25 19:38:22

NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Mauritanians have voted hugely in favor of limiting the number of terms future presidents can serve, early indications from a referendum in the Islamic republic showed late on Sunday.

2006-06-25 05:13:44

By Nick Tattersall NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Mauritanians voted in a referendum on Sunday on whether to amend their constitution, in a ballot aimed at ending decades of coup attempts and one-party rule in the Islamic Republic.

2006-06-02 10:34:50

By Ibrahima Sylla NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Mauritanian security services have rounded up dozens of suspected members and supporters of an al Qaeda-linked Islamic rebel group who were plotting attacks, security sources said on Friday.

2006-04-09 22:04:37

By Nick Tattersall NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Harouna Diop remembers the days when there were only six small wooden fishing boats working the waters off Nouakchott's barren coastline.

2006-04-03 07:20:29

By Ibrahima Sylla NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Two people drowned and 30 were missing after a launch carrying would-be illegal immigrants from Mauritania to Spain's Canary Islands disappeared off the West African coast, emergency services said on Monday.

2005-09-26 07:30:00

Mariem Sow was a little girl when her sister Zeinabou choked to death in front of her while being force-fed camel's milk by a family slave.

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