Mauritania’s former president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz jailed

Former President of Mauritania,  Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has been jailed by a court in the country. According to local media reports, Mr. Aziz was earlier charged together with two prime ministers over corruption and other charges. According to a state prosecutor, assets worth 114 million dollars belonging to the former President have also been seized […]

Report claims slavery still on in Mauritania despite official abolishment

According to a report by Africanews Mauritania Moulaye Najim slavery is still in full effect in Mauritania after the West African state announced it’s abolition back in 1981. However the trade wasn’t made illegal up until 2007. Since then, there have only been just four prosecutions of slave-owners in its history, with dozens of cases […]