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May 23, 2013
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Rape and domestic violence are said to be on the rise in Mauritania.
According to a demography health survey, large percentage of the female population in the country is being married before the age15.
Millions of people in West Africa could be protected from a serious food crisis if preparations are scaled up across West Africa, Oxfam said Monday.
With early indicators pointing to a likely food crisis in 2012, with people at particularly high risk in Mauritania, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali and Chad, now is the time to
invest in preventative measures, the International humanitarian non-governmental organization said.
The World food Programme (WFP) warns of a looming food crisis in the Sahel region in West and Central Africa, while the charity Plan International has stressed the need to “focus on long-term support as well as emergency aid.”
The United States has donated a consignment of equipment to the Malian Army under the Trans-Sahara Counter Terrorism Partnership that aims to fight the spread of terrorism.
Amnesty International is calling on authorities in Mauritania to revoke jail sentences given to four anti-slavery activists, who protested against the enslavement of a 10-year-old girl.The four men, who belong to an anti-slavery NGO, were said to have been arrested in early August on charges of “unauthorized gathering" and “rebellion".
Governments, private sector and midwives in West Africa have been urged to invest more in midwifery to make the profession more attractive so as to get more people drawn to it.
The second training course in long-term planning using the T21 model technique for the 15 ECOWAS Member states is underway in the Senegalese capital, Dakar.
ECOWAS citizens living in Liberia are appealing to relevant authorities of the sub-regional bloc to establish a harmonized structure for resident permit fees across member countries.
ECOWAS member states have been urged to collaborate with the general secretariat of the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) in sensitizing regional police forces to secure international police cooperation in the fight against crime.
A project to fight border harassments in West Africa has been launched here in the Senegalese capital, Dakar.