Mauritania anti-slavery activists arrested

Recent articles in Mauritania

The Ministry of Economy and Finance, Nouakchott, Mauritania, 1 April 2019, CARMEN ABD ALI/AFP via Getty Images

Mauritanian reporter arrested for questioning government spending

Despite the lack of an arrest warrant, editor and journalist Abdellahi Mohamed Ould Atigha was dragged from his home by police and detained for 2 days.

People wearing face masks are seen at a street market during the Covid-19 pandemic, Nouakchott, Mauritania, 30 December 2020, Cheyakhe Ali/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Online critics under constant threat in Mauritania

Online rights are under threat in Mauritiania as authorities detain freelance jouranalist Mohamed Salem Kerkoub and threaten bloggers Mohamed Haibeitna Delchoul and Bilal Abdarrahmane for assisting him.

Release of journalists applauded by the Media Foundation for West Africa

The Media Foundation for West Africa celebrates the release of blogger Mohamed Ali Ould Abdel Aziz and journalists Abdou Ould Tajeddine and Cheikh Ould Mami.