mauritania

Local authorities bring locust plague under control in Mauritania, UN says

Local emergency control operations in Mauritania have successfully contained a massive outbreak of desert locusts which were threatening to spread north to other countries in West Africa and devastating farmers’ livelihoods, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) reported today.

Final stage of UN-organized repatriation from Senegal to Mauritania begins

The last phase of a two-decade-long United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) scheme to voluntarily repatriate Mauritanian refugees in Senegal back to their own country kicked off this week.

Ban invites Mauritanians to pursue dialogue after presidential polls

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the leadership and people of Mauritania to consolidate their country’s democratization and reconciliation by pursuing dialogue in the wake of the recently concluded presidential elections.

Ban welcomes decree setting up transitional government in Mauritania

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the signing of a decree setting up a transitional government in Mauritania, which he hopes will pave the way for the holding of free and fair presidential elections next month.

Mauritania: Ban welcomes pact paving way for return to constitutional order

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed yesterday’s signing of an agreement between parties in Mauritania, which was rocked by a coup d’état last summer, calling it a “solid basis” for the West African nation’s return to constitutional order and the consolidation of democracy.

Secretary-General urges Mauritanian parties to restore constitutional order

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on parties in Mauritania to forge a consensus on how to return the country, which was rocked by a coup d’état last August, to constitutional order, including setting a date for presidential elections.