Tag: Ira

Members of Mauritania’s Largest Slave Abolitionist Group to Run for Elections

June 1, 2018

After years of fighting for their rights despite crackdown and imprisonment, members of Mauritania’s leading anti-slavery NGO, the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA) are ... Read More

Mauritanian Government Lambasted at UNHC for Slavery

May 4, 2018

The Mauritanian government was rebuked at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva for its failure to abolish entirely slavery practices, which remain widespread in ... Read More

Mauritanian Authorities Crackdown on Anti-slavery Activists

March 3, 2018

Despite international outcry against slavery across the globe, Mauritanian authorities continue their crackdown on anti-slavery activists with the arrest recently of abolitionist Biram Ould Abeid ... Read More

Mauritania: Dakar bans for second time Biram Dah Abeid-led conference on human rights abuses, racism

October 6, 2017

Mauritanian activist Biram Dah Abeid Wednesday was forced to abort conference on human rights abuses and racism in his country after receiving instructions from Senegalese ... Read More

Mauritanian Authorities Maintain Blackout on Slavery

September 11, 2017

Mauritanian authorities persist on maintaining a blackout on the practice of slavery in the country by denying access to international civil rights organizations, the latest ... Read More

Mauritania: IRA Movement Leader Vows to Remove President by 2019

August 1, 2017

President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz will not rule Mauritania beyond 2019, end of his current tenure, Biram Ould Dah Ould Abeid, President of the Initiative ... Read More

U.N. Officials Slam Mauritania for Stifling Anti-Slavery Activists

October 28, 2016

U.N. human rights officials condemned the systematic oppression endured by anti-slavery activists in Mauritania who have been handed a 15-year jail sentence. "The (Mauritanian) government ... Read More

Mauritania Lays into Burkina’s President over Anti-slavery Leader’s Address on State TV

October 20, 2016

Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has asked his Burkina Faso counterpart Marc-Christian Kaboré for explanations for letting Mauritanian anti-slavery activist Birame ould Dah ould ... Read More

Mauritania: Regime Turned Country into Cash Cow, Anti-Slavery Activist

September 27, 2016

Leader of the anti-slavery movement IRA (Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement) has slammed President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz’s regime for looting the ... Read More

Tough Times for Slavery Abolitionists in Mauritania

July 5, 2016

Mauritanian authorities arrested last Sunday scores of anti-slavery activists on the backdrop of riots and clashes last week with security forces in Nouakchott. The riots ... Read More