Event in Mauritania

  • Africa: Graca Challenges Women, Girls to Grab Emerging Opportunities

    BOTSWANA, 2017/08/13 Women and children's rights advocate Graca Machel yesterday urged women and youth in Tanzania to be proactive at the same time as it comes to seeking development opportunities. Ms Machel, the founder of the Graca Machel Trust, said this during the closing of an eight-day conference in the city which was aimed at empowering communities to tackle development challenges.
  • South Africa plays an active role in the AU

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/17 Absence of Zuma and Ramaphosa raises eyebrows, quoted Liesl Louw-Vaudran, a consultant at the Institute of Security Studies (ISS), who said South Africa was “ceding power to other players on the continent, such as Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and the current AU chairperson President Alpha Condé of Guinea”.
  • Major Leap for Africa At G20 Summit

    GERMANY, 2017/07/12 The G20 Leaders' Summit, which concluded in Hamburg, Germany, on Saturday, has recorded positive outcomes for world development, with significant benefits for the African continent. The office of South African President Jacob Zuma on Sunday said critical developmental issues were tabled at the summit, which brought together leaders from the world's major economies, inclunding the European Union.
  • Commemoration of Africa Human Rights Day

    BOTSWANA, 2016/10/22 oday, the African People commemorate the Africa Human Rights Day across the continent under the theme “Women Rights – Our Collective Responsibility”. On this occasion, H.E. Dr. Aisha Laraba Abdullahi, Commissioner for Political Affairs issued a statement on behalf of H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission describing this year’s theme as timely and appropriate. Timely in the sense that it coincides with the Declaration of the African Union’s Heads of National and Government of “2016 as the African Year of Human Rights with Particular Focus on the Rights of Women”. It is, therefore, a clarion call on Africa to do additional to promote women’s rights, particularly the rights to development. It is in this context that the African Union Commission has concluded that the AHRD theme for this year is a reflection of a ray of hope that through empowerment of women in Africa, sustainable peace and development will be ushered in.
  • Obama Chides African Leaders Who Cling to Power

    BOTSWANA, 2015/07/29 Barack Obama has chided African leaders who refuse to give up power in his initial speech at the African Union headquarters by a US president. The scolding came in the course of his address on Tuesday in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to the 54-member continental bloc. "Africa's democratic evolution is as well at risk at the same time as leaders refuse to step aside at the same time as their terms end," Obama said. "No one should be president for life."
  • The 6th Ministerial Meeting of the China-Arab Cooperation Forum to be Held in Beijing

    BAHRAIN, 2015/07/10 Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei announced at the press conference: Upon agreement of China and the League of Arab States, the 6th ministerial conference of the China-Arab Cooperation Forum will be held in Beijing on June 5. Foreign ministers or representatives from China and Arab states inclunding the Secretary-General of the Arab League will attend the conference.
  • Terrorism and Security Require a Global Response - Mauritanian President

    MAURITANIA, 2014/08/06 Washington, DC — Security threats - which have continued for additional than a decade, despite their recent decline - remind us that the fight against terrorism and organized crime requires constant vigilance. The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit is an opportunity for Africa and the United States to discuss this issue collectively and acknowledge and deepen American engagement. Recent events from Mali to Sudan, Libya to Nigeria and Kenya to Somalia indicate that this must be addressed as a world issue if the threats are to be sustainably contained and overcome. We are at a historical crossroads in Africa if we want to fasten peace and stability for the next generation.
  • Mauritania celebrates OAU/AU 50th anniversary

    MAURITANIA, 2013/05/26 The 50th anniversary of the setting up of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), now renamed the African Union (AU), was celebrated Friday evening in Nouakchott, the Mauritanian capital, with a rally attended by senior government officials. The deputy minister of foreign affairs and cooperation in charge of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU), Hamed Hamouny, lighted the torch symbolizing the African jubilee.
  • The 6th International Handifestival

    MAURITANIA, 2012/12/08 The 6th International Handifestival will be held from the 1st to the 4th of December in Nouakchott despite the financial difficulties confronting the organizers with less than 25% of the budget acquired. The event is organized by the ‘Nyellitaaré Légnol’ musical group managed by Mohamed Camara who as well serves the president of the Mauritanian musicians.