Nouakchott Mauritania Events

The Organisation of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples (UNPO) meets in Nouakchott, Mauritania, for its annual meeting. Following the recent news of the release of imprisoned anti-slavery activists from prison, the UNpo wishes to draw attention to the ongoing situation in Mauritania.

The UNPO delegation travelled to Mauritania to visit Biram Dah Abeid, a member of the UNPO Presidium, in prison and to assess the situation of human rights defenders and opponents of slavery in the country. Moustapha and Baba were visited at the Nouakchott prison where they were transferred after attending an international conference on the fight against slavery and trafficking in human beings in Africa and the Middle East in January 2015.

IRA Mauritanian activists organised a peaceful sit-in in protest in front of the prison in Nouakchott in support of Biram Dah Abeid and Baba Moustapha. The activists held up signs calling for the release of Bir bin and the resignation of Aziz. IRA activists and supporters of Mauritania gathered outside the prison to demand the immediate release of all imprisoned and imprisoned anti-slavery activists, including Biradah, and the resignation of UNPO Executive Board member and former UN Secretary-General Abdi Abdelaziz Abidine Ben Ali.

Haratin groups, including IRA activists, protested in front of the UNPO office in Nouakchott to highlight the current situation in Mauritania. The demand for the release of Biradah and Baba Moustapha and the resignation of Abdi Abdelaziz Abidine Ben Ali and his imprisoned members, supported by Amnesty International and the UN-PO, was withdrawn by media such as the Associated Press and RTBF.

High-level participants in the event included Abeid Ould Abid and Ramdhane, as well as the UN Secretary-General - the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Mauritania, Gilles Gilbert, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon. Mr. Abedin and Mr. Ram dhane are members of a number of organisations fighting against the injustice of slavery in Mauritania.

Biram Dah Abeid was invited by Cercle Amesty International (ULB) to speak at the university about slavery and human rights violations in Mauritania. Biram, Dah and Abeids were invited to speak about their struggle to end slavery in Mauritania and to draw the world's attention to the plight of Haratin. The Catholic University of Leuven (KU LeUven) conferred the honorary doctorate on him. The IRA has won the prestigious Dutch Government Prize for its work in the fight against slavery, human rights and human rights abuses.

Abe Camara, while leader Biram Dah Abeid came second in the elections and IRA leader Abid Ben Ali came third.

Biram Dah Abeid got his passport from the authorities and went to the national security headquarters in Nouakchott, Mauritania. On August 7, he was arrested by the authorities for his involvement in the murder of a policeman and the abduction of two other policemen.

When Nouakchott was elected capital of the emerging nation of Mauritania in 1958, it was a medium-sized village of little importance. The village was chosen for its proximity to the city, which was ruled by the colony of Mauritania.

As Mauritania prepared for independence, there was no capital, and the area of the present - today's Nouakchott - was chosen by the colony's president, Ould Moktar Daddah Moulay M'Ould N'Dadah, and his brother-in-law, Abdelkader Makhloum. French colony of Mauritania, to move towards autonomy, which began in 1958 and ended with full independence in 1960. When independence from France was in 1961 and independence was in 1963, Nouakschot was chosen as the capital.

The city is home to the University of Nouakchott, the most important university in Mauritania, which opened in 1981, and the Nouakschot University, one of the largest universities in the world.

Nwakcot, originally derived from the Berber Nawaksut (place of the wind), is the capital and the largest city of Mauritania. It is bordered to the northwest by Western Sahara (formerly the Spanish Sahara) and bordered to the north and south by Senegal and to the east and west by Algeria. As a desert state, it borders on the Sahara to the east, and on the Sahara to the north, south, east, west and northwest. Normal sanitation is limited to south-western Mauritania, where Senegal, which forms the border between Mauritania and Senegal, flows south and is subject to short-lived floods in the summer.

Overcrowding in some areas of the city leads to overcrowding of public spaces such as schools and hospitals. However, these factors are hampering the growth of Nouakchott, especially in the areas with the highest population density and the lowest level of education.

Human Rights Watch officials have repeatedly visited Mauritania in 2018 despite obstacles. Apart from a press conference at a hotel in Nouakchott in February, they were unable to obtain permission to hold it at the office of a local organisation. Human Rights Watch officials met with senior government officials during their visit to the city in January and again in March. Human rights and civil society organisations and research carried out in Mauritania and launched in 2019, without obstacles, According to a report by Human Rights Watch.

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