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U.S. Africa Command Leader Highlights U.S.-Mauritania Partnership

NOUAKCHOTT, MAURITANIA (Feb. 2, 2015) – U.S. Army Gen. David Rodriguez arrived here yesterday for the second time in his role as Commander, U.S. Africa Command, for consultations with Mauritanian leaders and his U.S. Embassy colleagues. During his visit, Gen. Rodriguez expressed his appreciation for the strong, mutually beneficial relationship that the United States and ...
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Ground Breaking of a Health Clinic at Diawling

On Thursday, January 22, Ambassador Larry André, the Africa Special Operations Commander Major General James Linder, as well as Mauritanian Government and Military Officials participated in a ground breaking ceremony for a health clinic in Bouhadrja Village located in Diawling National Park.  The site was chosen due to the dire need of the villagers for a ...
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Regional CVE Conference on Encouraging the Spirit of Moderation in order to Build Sustainable Peace

DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY BISA WILLIAMS Remarks: Distinguished ladies and gentlemen.  It is a pleasure to be back in Nouakchott.  I am honored to represent the United States at this important event along with Deputy Under Secretary for Homeland Security Dr. Ronald Clark.  The government and people of Mauritania have demonstrated vital leadership in convening this ...
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United States of America: Slavery, Racial Discrimination, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Today, Monday, 19 January, is a national holiday in my country to recognize the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. toward making our society more just and united.  He was the most prominent human rights leader in the United States from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968.  His career focused on ending the ...
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