Morocco is tightening control over its southern borders with state-of-the-art technology to keep the Sahara and the whole country at bay from threats posed by terrorist groups and organized crime networks, the Moroccan press reported.
Speaking during an election rally, Wednesday, Mauritania’s former Defence Minister Mohamed Ould Ghazounai said that he is against the idea of granting Mauritanian citizenship to Sahrawis from the Tindouf camps. Ould Ghazouani is running for presidential elections, scheduled for June 22.
Interviewed by Palestinian journalist Abdel Bari Atwan, the Mauritanian president said that «the West, the United States and Europe do not want a state separating Mauritania from Morocco». «Everything you hear, outside this framework, is wrong», he said, adopting a position that was voiced in...
After Morocco, which severed ties with Iran over its support for separatists, Mauritanian authorities are complaining of the meddling of Iranian embassy which they accuse of spreading Shiism among the Sunni population.
A Spanish military delegation has visited Mauritania. Yesterday, its official news agency AMI announced that the Spanish army chief, Chief of the Defense Staff Fernando Alejandro Martinez, was received in Nouakchott by the Mauritanian Minister of Defense Diallo Mamadou Bathia.
Mauritanian authorities have refused entry to a Moroccan businessman and former Mauritanian official who used to raise funds for the Polisario Front. The denial comes amid speculation of tension between the North African neighbors.
Morocco and Mauritania have not been in good terms since the first term of the Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz. This is confirmed through the fact that the neighboring country has not appointed an ambassador in Rabat since the retirement of Mohamed Ould Mouaouia in 2012. With the...
Mauritanian leaders who have been shunned by Morocco for a long time seem to close their eyes on the activities of the Polisario’s armed militiamen that wander in Mauritanian territory unbothered and go back to the demilitarized locality of Lagouira at the extreme northwest of the country.
Mauritanian highest authorities have been multiplying provocative and hostile acts towards their Moroccan neighbor.