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GIEWS Country Brief: Mauritania 18-January-2019

Food Security Snapshot

Above average cereal harvest gathered in 2018

Import requirements similar to average levels

Food prices largely stable, following seasonal trends

Humanitarian assistance needed for vulnerable people

Above average cereal harvest gathered in …

UN Rights Chief Condemns Sudan’s Crackdown on Protesters

UNITED NATIONS The U.N. Human Rights chief expressed concern Thursday that Sudanese security forces have used excessive force and live ammunition against anti-government demonstrators, and she called on Khartoum to allow citizens to peacefully protest.…

African Union Urges Congo to Suspend Final Election Results

KINSHASA, CONGO The African Union continental body issued a surprise last-minute demand late Thursday for Congo’s government to suspend the announcement of final results of the disputed presidential election, citing “serious doubts.”

Congo’s constitutional court …

African Union Urges Congo to Suspend Final Election Results

KINSHASA, CONGO The African Union continental body issued a surprise last-minute demand late Thursday for Congo’s government to suspend the announcement of final results of the disputed presidential election, citing “serious doubts.”

Congo’s constitutional court …

Canadian Kidnapped in Northern Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU A Canadian national was kidnapped in an area of Burkina Faso that the government has warned is under growing threat from jihadist attacks, Security Minister Clement Sawadogo said on Wednesday.

Sawadogo said the man …