Mauritania on Thursday (October 6th) released 25 “Hands Off My Nationality” movement members after a week in detention, ANI reported. Thirty-one other participants in the anti-census protests, including 13 foreigners, remain in custody. Protesters claim that the national census excludes the country’s black population.

A young man was killed during a September 27th demonstration in Maghama, prompting calls from political parties Tawassoul, the Alliance for Justice and Democracy – Movement for Renovation (AJD-MR) and the Rally for Democratic Forces (RFD), for the Mauritania census to be suspended until the government addresses the claims of discrimination.

Source: Magharebia.com.

Link: http://magharebia.com/en_GB/articles/awi/newsbriefs/general/2011/10/07/newsbrief-05.