Mauritania

SALEM, Ore. | More crossing US-Mexico border come from far-flung lands

SALEM, Ore.— The young man traversed Andean mountains, plains and cities in buses, took a harrowing boat ride in which five fellow migrants drowned, walked through thick jungle for days, and finally reached the U.S.-Mexico border. Then Abdoulaye Camara, from the poor West African country of Mauritania, asked U.S. officials for asylum. Camara’s arduous journey … Continue reading SALEM, Ore. | More crossing US-Mexico border come from far-flung lands

BOSTON | 12-pound lunar meteorite sells for more than $600,000

BOSTON — A 12-pound (5.5 kilogram) chunk of the moon that fell to the Earth as a lunar meteorite has been sold at auction for more than $600,000. Boston-based RR Auction announced Friday the $612,500 winning bid for the meteorite, composed of six fragments that fit together like a puzzle, came from a representative working … Continue reading BOSTON | 12-pound lunar meteorite sells for more than $600,000

LONDON | Global slavery report slams North Korea, repressive regimes

LONDON — Modern slavery is most prevalent in North Korea and other repressive regimes, but developed nations also bear responsibility for it because they import $350 billion worth of goods that are produced under suspicious circumstances, according to research released Thursday. The Global Slavery Index estimates that 40.3 million people worldwide were subjected to modern … Continue reading LONDON | Global slavery report slams North Korea, repressive regimes

U.S. Department of State News: African Union Summit in Mauritania

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The United States commends the African Union (AU) on the 31st AU Summit, held in Nouakchott, Mauritania.  The Summit reinforced important efforts to reform the AU, a process the United States supports and believes will ensure the AU is better positioned to solve regional … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: African Union Summit in Mauritania

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania | 30 African leaders in Mauritania to counter extremism

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania  — Thirty African leaders began a closed-door meeting Sunday to discuss ways to fight extremism and corruption at the 31st African Union summit being held in Mauritania’s capital. Africa urgently needs a comprehensive approach to deal with extremist attacks that takes into account the cultural and economic aspects that are the root causes … Continue reading NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania | 30 African leaders in Mauritania to counter extremism