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Wife-Beating a Source of Pride for Some in Mauritania

Wife-Beating a Source of Pride for Some in Mauritania

“A Fulani woman always takes pride in being beaten by her husband. This is one of our traditions.” Salimata was always told she should be proud to come from a family of wife beaters. “You’re the daughter of a woman whose husband broke her hands. Your grandmother’s legs were fractured by her husband. You must […]

The African Development Bank appoints MCB Investment Management as Fund Manager for its first Fixed Income Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) in Africa

The African Development Bank appoints MCB Investment Management as Fund Manager for its first Fixed Income Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB)has appointed MCB Investment Management (MCBIM) , a subsidiary of MCB Capital Markets, as Fund Manager for its first multi-jurisdictional Fixed Income Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) in Africa. The Board of Directors of the AfDB has also approved a seed equity capital investment of USD 25 million for the ADBF. The […]

Anti-Slavery Activists Win Partial Court Appeal in Mauritania

Anti-Slavery Activists Win Partial Court Appeal in Mauritania

An appeals court in Mauritania overturned three convictions and reduced the sentences of 10 other anti-slavery activists in their alleged role in a riot in June. Three still remain in prison. A Mauritanian appeals court overturned three convictions and reduced the sentences of 10 other anti-slavery activists Friday for their alleged role in a riot […]

Humans are destroying the world; wildlife populations plunge 60% in just two generations

Humans are destroying the world; wildlife populations plunge 60% in just two generations

When you take a look at the Earth as a whole, people are responsible for the vast majority of its problems. From all of the pollution, to the terrorism and destruction, human beings do not treat our planet with the respect that it deserves. While it is easy to pass off these issues as not […]

A Cure For AIDS? New Drug Gammora Is ‘The Death Of HIV Cells,’ Israel Doctor Says

A Cure For AIDS? New Drug Gammora Is ‘The Death Of HIV Cells,’ Israel Doctor Says

A new drug could soon lead to a cure for AIDS, according to evidence gleaned from recent experiments in Israel. The drug, which is named Gammora, has been effectively killing high amounts of the cells that cause the debilitating disease that breaks down the body’s immune system, the Jewish Press reported Tuesday. Gammora was credited […]

Top 10 Ways Governments and Companies Can Create Digital Economies

Top 10 Ways Governments and Companies Can Create Digital Economies

A new report from the United Nations-based Better Than Cash Alliance unveils ten tangible steps governments and companies can take to leave behind a cash-dominant economy and embrace digitization of payments. The new report comes just as McKinsey Global Institute released projections that digital finance could lead to a $3.7 trillion GDP boost by 2025, […]

COMESA and Microsoft collaborate to promote access, skills and innovation in 19 African Countries

COMESA and Microsoft collaborate to promote access, skills and innovation in 19 African Countries

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) through the COMESA Business Council (CBC) and Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) have taken a step toward strengthening their working alliance today by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which sets out how they will collaborate in the areas of access to technology, development of relevant skills and […]

Women, Children, Refugees Bear Brunt of Mauritania Food Crisis

Women, Children, Refugees Bear Brunt of Mauritania Food Crisis

Women and children are bearing the brunt of a malnutrition and hunger crisis in Mauritania, while tens of thousands of Malian refugees face food shortages due to a lack of funding, the head of the United Nations World Food Programme said on Wednesday. Malnutrition has hit emergency levels in six of Mauritania’s 15 regions, affecting […]

Mauritania Will Not Prosecute Detainee Freed From Guantanamo

Mauritania Will Not Prosecute Detainee Freed From Guantanamo

A Guantanamo Bay detainee from Mauritania released this week by U.S. military authorities has rejoined his family and will not face prosecution in the West African nation, the Mauritanian government said. Ahmed Ould Abdel Aziz was flown to Mauritania on Wednesday after a review board unanimously approved his release from the prison camp at the […]

Mauritanian PFU Expresses Support for the Saharawi People Following the Recent Floods

Mauritanian PFU Expresses Support for the Saharawi People Following the Recent Floods

In a letter to President of the Republic, Mohamed Abdelaziz, secretary general of the Mauritanian political party Union of Progressive Forces (UFP), Mohamed Ould Mouloud voiced Tuesday his party’s support to the Saharawi people following the recent floods. “We express our support and solidarity with the Sahrawi people who face this disaster with enormous efforts, […]

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