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Mauritanian voters are headed to the polls in the country’s first election without an incumbent presidential candidate since the 2008 coup.
The Mauritanian government has sidelined dozens of political parties from upcoming presidential elections, saying the groups are too small to take part.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two slave owners in Mauritania have been jailed in a country where slavery remains widespread but convictions rare, activists say.
A traditional medicine man, Mr Festus Jatau, on Thursday prayed an Upper Area Court Zuba, FCT, to recover his laptop from a former girlfriend, Ms Blessing Elisha.
The Abuja division of the Federal High Court has been asked to stop the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Engr. Musa Wada, from presenting himself as candidate of the party for the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the state on a count of alleged certificate forgery.
The Federal Government is presently meeting with delegations from Niger and Republic of Benin over the closure of land borders by Nigeria since August.
A Federal High Court presided over by Justice Jane Inyang had on Thursday nullified the nomination of Chief David Lyon as the candidate of the APC in a suit filed by Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, one of the aspirants that sought the ticket of APC.
Italian giants, Napoli, may have to part ways with star man, Kalidou Koulibaly, for just £69m in January.
Yahaya Makaho feels his way to the microphone before launching into a song for his new album at a recording studio in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna.
Roberto Firmino has described Liverpool's clash with Manchester City on Sunday as a potential six-pointer, with the home side aiming to extend their healthy lead at the top of the table.
Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra on Friday identified human errors as the leading cause of road accidents in the state.
Arsenal director Raul Sanllehi has made contact with former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique, according to report.
Dr Sunday Abuh, candidate of the United Peoples’ Congress (UPC), in the Nov 16 Kogi governorship election, has distanced himself from claims that he had stepped down from the race and endorsed APC’s Yahaya Bello.