Daily Archives: April 19, 2012
5 school-kids arrested in #Mauritania. Lock up your babies! [ar] http://snup.us/xFy
Abdou Ould Abdel Kader, the managing editor of fr.alakhbar.info – French language sister site of Mauritania’s hugely popular Alakhbar news – was assaulted and detained along with another unnamed journalist and several onlookers during the protests in Nouakchott, on Wednesday 18 April.
Reblogged from The Moor Next Door: It was a stirring start. Before some two thousand supporters, many of them former ministers and high power business people, fmr. Colonel Ely Ould Mohamed Vall began his address. Immediately, the power at the convention center cut out, leaving the entire venue without light. Through the darkness, Vall announced […]
An Italian hostage kidnapped by Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in Algeria and released in Burkina Faso after 14 months in captivity in the Sahara desert returned to Italy on Wednesday, a day after her release in Burkina Faso. Looking visibly thinner, 54-year-old Maria Sandra Mariani was greeted by her son and sister at […]