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The EU announces 210 million euros in aid to help Mauritania curb migration

Feb. 08, 2024 13:26 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The EU on Thursday announced 210 million euros to help Mauritania crack down on people smugglers and deter migrant boats from taking off, as the number of people attempting the dangerous Atlantic crossing from West Africa to Europe rises sharply. Mauritania,...

Former president of Mauritania gets 5-year prison sentence for corruption

Dec. 05, 2023 11:34 AM EST

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — A Mauritanian court handed down a five-year prison sentence to the country's former President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz after finding him guilty of money laundering and self-enrichment, his attorneys said Tuesday. The Monday verdict wraps up a rare...