Mauritania

Madeleine McCann Was ‘Snatched To Order By A Rich Family And Smuggled Into Africa’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK

A former detective has given credence to the theory Madeleine McCann was snatched “to order” and possibly sold to a wealthy family. The official p...

Violence Against Women Is Not 'Cultural'

Johanna Higgs | Posted 09.04.2017 | UK
Johanna Higgs

Violence can never and should never, be justified under the banner of culture. Men do not allow violence to be perpetrated against them, or to be justified or excused as culture, and neither should women. Any act that causes physical or psychological harm and creates an environment where one does not have access to the same rights and opportunities as others, must be condemned.

Surviving Violence In The Sahara: The Women Of Mauritania

Johanna Higgs | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Politics
Johanna Higgs

Slavery. Perhaps one of the worst phenomenon's occurring on this earth at this time. No freedom to make choices in your life. No ability to protec...

Human Trafficking: the First Gender-Equal Industry

Ben Acheson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

The human trafficking industry - already the most profitable international criminal enterprise after the drugs and arms trades - is posting higher profits than ever. In 2005, UN estimated that it was a $32billion per year industry, based on International Labor Organization estimates that 20.9 million people suffered from forced slavery.

Force Fed To Find A Husband

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Young women in West Africa are routinely force fed to help them find a husband, say recent reports. Very slim women are seen as poor and unable to ...

British Man Detained In Mauritania

PA | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK

A British man has reportedly been detained in Mauritania amid reports that he was trying to join up with an Islamic terror group in the Sahara desert....

The Story of Niger, or How Not to Have an Oil Boom while your People Starve

Johnny West | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK
Johnny West

There can't be many countries who face famine as their GDP rises by 14%. Yet that is the situation in the West African state of Niger, where appeals launched this week to help some 400,000 people now at risk from severe malnutrition. At the same time as an oil boom kicks in and IMF analysis predicts a rise in government income of 30% in 2012.

Will the Arab Spring Finally Unite the Maghreb?

Imad Mesdoua | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK Politics
Imad Mesdoua

Whether it be on the economy, development or dealing with transnational threats such as Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, cooperation and common policies will go a long way in bringing a much needed stability to the region.