State Dept gives $5 million for Mauritania drought assistance


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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Food for Peace agreed to provide an initial 5

million dollars in response to this year’s drought in Mauritania. USAID funded the NGO World Vision $2 million to assist

the Kankossa area in the Assaba region.

The U.S. Embassy’s Charge d’Affaires, Robert Lane, attended the launching ceremony of World Vision’s Kankossa

Emergency Assistance Program (KEAP) on March 19. Additionally, the World Food Program received an initial $3 million

to contribute to their emergency response in Mauritania.

US Department of State

reliefweb 21 Mar 2012


Official tweets that #Mauritania will hand al-Senussi to #Libya

Senussi just another pathetic coward and fraud

Senussi is just another pathetic coward and fraud - there's nothing wrong with his health, clearly

Vice President of the Libyan government Mustafa Abu Hakor, says Mauritania has agreed to hand over Abdullah Senussi, Director of Intelligence in the era of the late leader Muammar Gaddafi, to stand trial in Libya.

CNn Arabic says Abu Hakor made the remarks via his Twitter account.

The Libyan delegation headed by Deputy Chairman of the Libyan government Mustafa Abu Hakor, arrived on tTuesday for talks with Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz in Nouakchott.


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