June 19, 2022
Obstacles hinders Justice for Slavery Victims in Mauritania
This investigation documents the failures of applying the laws that criminalize slavery in Mauritania, leaving the victims at the mercy of ad hoc court rulings that lack enforcement and rarely lead to compensating those freed from their ‘slaveholders’.
June 15, 2021
Mauritania's Toxic "Mocha" Factories
Mauritanians are exposed to chronic illnesses and constant environmental pollution that threatens their displacement from the country's economic capital, Nouadhibou, because of the fishmeal industry in Mauritania backed by suspicious licenses for businessmen who are most notably Chinese, while the government turns a blind eye.
September 9, 2020
Death License: A dream for riches is killing dozens in Mauritania amid government indulgence
The investigation documents the death of 160 Mauritanians in the past three years, on their search for gold amid permission from the Mauritanian Ministry of Petroleum and a lack of safety mechanisms.
June 16, 2019
Thousands of desperate Mauritanian families respond to advertisements put out by Sharia Ruqia centers promising they can cure diseases that doctors cannot by decoding magic and warding off the evil eye. The ministries of Health and of Islamic Affairs hesitate to monitor these claims or the centers despite a 1983 law that criminalizes sorcery because of the thin cover of religion over them