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Enyimba International Football Club of Aba on Sunday booked a spot in the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup following a 2-1 away win against South African side TS Galaxy.

CAFCC: Enyimba, Rangers get group stage opponents

Enyimba and Rangers will come up against North African oppositions in the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup.
Mauritanian voters are headed to the polls in the country’s first election without an incumbent presidential candidate since the 2008 coup.

Mauritania votes in first democratic transition of power

Mauritanian voters are headed to the polls in the country’s first election without an incumbent presidential candidate since the 2008 coup.
Mohamed Ould Ghazouani

Mauritanians head to polls after low-key campaign

Voters in the West African state of Mauritania were called to the polls on Saturday after a campaign dominated by the country's economy and appeals to preserve its hard-won stability

Mauritania dissolves 76 political parties for ‘being too small’

The Mauritanian government has sidelined dozens of political parties from upcoming presidential elections, saying the groups are too small to take part.
North Korea displays traditional military hardware not Intercontinental ballistic missiles

No ballistic missiles in North Korea’s anniversary military show

Thousands of North Korean troops paraded through Pyongyang Sunday as the nuclear-armed country celebrated its 70th birthday, followed by artillery and tanks, but it refrained from displaying the intercontinental ballistic missiles that have seen it hit with sanctions.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 2, 2018 Mauritania President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz (R) and French President Emmanuel Macron (L) meet as they arrive for the African Union (AU) summit in Nouakchott.Mauritania, a crucial player in West Africa's fight against jihadism, will go to the polls on September 1, 2018 for legislative, regional and local elections.A record 98 parties will take part in the elections, for which 1.4 million Mauritanians are registered, in a last test for president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz before a presidential poll next year. A potential second round would take place on September 15./ AFP PHOTO / POOL / Ludovic MARIN

Mauritanians vote in last election before key presidential ballot

Mauritania, a frontline state in the fight against Islamic extremism, went to the polls on Saturday in legislative, regional and local elections that will test head of state Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz's record seven months before a presidential vote.
Noureddine Bedoui

Algeria, Mauritania open first border crossing

Algeria and Mauritania on Sunday opened a first ever border crossing between the two countries, Algerian media reported.
Flying Eagles

Ikouwem Udoh: Flying Eagles were condemned to beat Mauritania

Nigeria U-20 team captain, Ikouwen Udoh, is excited that the Flying Eagles are through to the 2019 African Youth Championship to be hosted by Niger Republic after defeating Mauritania 5-0 in the second leg final qualifying round in Lagos on Saturday.
Flying Eagles

Flying Eagles batter Mauritania, qualify for Niger 2019

Nigeria’s U20 boys, Flying Eagles, hammered their counterparts from Mauritania 5-0 at the Agege Stadium in Lagos on Saturday to qualify for the 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations to be staged in Niger Republic on 6-1 aggregate.

Missing migrants found in Mauritanian city

Senegalese migrants feared missing in the Mauritanian desert after their boat washed ashore have been found safe and well in the country’s second-largest city, a security source said Friday.
Flying Eagles

CAF names Egyptian officials for Flying Eagles vs Mauritania U-20 AFCON qualifiers

The Confederation of African Football (CAF), has appointed Egyptian officials for the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers between Nigeria and Mauritania in Lagos.
Flying Eagles

2019 U20 AFCON: Flying Eagles set for battle

Nigeria’s U20 team, the Flying Eagles yesterday arrived Nouakchott, capital of Mauritania ahead of today’s 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations final qualifying round, first leg battle against their Mauritanian counterparts.
Louise Mushikiwabo

AU leaders back Rwanda to head ‘Francophonie’ group

African Union leaders have backed Rwanda's candidacy to head the International Organisation of La Francophonie, the world association of French-speaking nations, diplomatic sources said on Monday.
The New Afrika Shrine, Ikeja, Lagos

Emmanuel Macron to visit Fela Kuti’s nightclub in Lagos

French leader Emmanuel Macron will on Tuesday visit a nightclub founded by Nigerian music legend Fela Kuti, becoming the first “real president” to enter a venue synonymous with marijuana smoke, sexy backup dancers and protest music.

Mauritania ‘blasphemy blogger’ in jail despite serving time

A young Mauritanian blogger whose death penalty for blasphemy was downgraded to a two-year sentence that ended in November is still in detention despite growing calls for his release.

UN disputes Morocco’s claims of incursions in Western Sahara

The United Nations on Monday disputed claims by Morocco that the Polisario Front had carried out incursions in a buffer zone of Western Sahara, where a UN mission is monitoring a ceasefire.

Mauritania jails three for up to 20 years for slavery

A Mauritanian court has jailed three people for between 10 and 20 years for slavery, a crime that critics say has gone widely unpunished in the conservative West African country.

Mauritania court gives toughest sentence for slave owners

Two slave owners in Mauritania have been jailed in a country where slavery remains widespread but convictions rare, activists say.

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