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Mauritania and the United States: Partners for Ebola Preparedness

On February 9-21, Dr. Oleg Bilukha, Associate Director of Science, Emergency Response and Recovery Branch, Center for Global Health, United States’ Center for Disease Control (CDC) visited Mauritania.  Dr. Bilukha’s visit was to further discussions on Ebola preparedness with a focus on rapid detection and response in case of a possible future case.  During his ...
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Kerry: Our Plan for Countering Violent Extremism

Throughout our history, we have faced threats from aggression, genocide, chaos and dictatorship. Today we are asked to wage a new war against a new enemy. The battlefield is different, and so are the weapons that we need to overcome that enemy and triumph. The rise of violent extremism represents the pre-eminent challenge of the ...
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Press Release (February 4, 2015)

The American people cherish the freedoms of peaceful assembly and expression.  Ambassador André compliments the behavior of the Mauritanians who gathered at the embassy today to express their viewpoint on the issue of the two Mauritanian detainees at the Guantanamo facility.  They expressed their views clearly and peacefully.  Those views were heard and will be ...
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STATEMENT BY JEFFREY RATHKE DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF PRESS RELATIONS on Convictions in Mauritania of Biram Ould Dah Ould Abeid, Brahim Bilal Ramdhane and D

The United States government is closely following the legal proceedings against Biram Ould Dah Ould Abeid, President of the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA), IRA Vice President Brahim Bilal Ramdhane, and Djiby Sow, President of Kawal e Yelitaare.  We are deeply concerned by the January 15 court decision to convict and ...
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Statement of General David M. Rodriguez, the commander of the United States Africa Command (February 2nd, 2015)

Good Afternoon, It is a pleasure to have returned to Mauritania for a second time as the commander of the United States Africa Command.  I thank President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz and the Mauritanian Ministry of Defense for a memorable and productive visit. Since my last visit, Mauritania and the United States have continued their ...
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