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Italian tourists caught trying to evade Mauritania virus containment

A group of Italian tourists tried to escape coronavirus confinement in Mauritania but were caught and sent back to their home country, the West African country said on Wednesday.
Jihadists on Wednesday regained control of a village in central Mali, locals said, returning to the site of a recent attack that killed 20 members of the security forces.

Mali jihadists return to village where raid killed 20

Jihadists on Wednesday regained control of a village in central Mali, locals said, returning to the site of a recent attack that killed 20 members of the security forces.

CAFCC: Rangers target maximum points against FC Nouadhibou

Enugu Rangers have vowed to annex all three points at stake in Sunday’s CAF Confederation Cup clash against Mauritanian league champions, F.C Nouadhibou at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium.

Rangers’ opponent FC Nouadhibou land in Nigeria

Enugu Rangers’ opponent in the CAF Confederation Cup, FC Nouadhibou have arrived Nigeria ahead of their second leg, Group A encounter scheduled for the main bowl of Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu on Sunday.

Nigerian wins Arabic contest

A Nigerian multilingual expert, Dr. Ahmad Rufa’i, has won an international Arabic Poetry Competition in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Sadio Mane has set his sights on victory for Senegal against Algeria when they meet in their second Group C game at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cairo on Thursday.

El-Hadji Diouf tells irate Senegalese fans to cool it after Lionel Messi beats Sadio...

While fans in Africa reacted with indignation after Sadio Mane finished fourth in the Ballon d’Or voting, another striker who played for Senegal and Liverpool, took a slightly more balanced view.
French President Emmanuel Macron - AFP PHOTO - POOL - YOAN VALAT

French troops kill 33 militants in Mali

French President, Emmanuel Macron, said on Saturday his country’s troops have killed 33 militants in an operation in Mali.

UN: Dozens of migrants drown as boat sinks off Mauritania

At least 58 migrants drowned as their boat sank near the Mauritanian coast after a week at sea, the International Organization for Migration said Thursday.
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.

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