April 12th, 2013
07:27 AM ET

Report: Mali refugees get sicker in camp

About 70,000 refugees who fled violence in Mali are living in "appalling" conditions in a camp in the middle of the Mauritanian desert, Doctors Without Borders said Friday.

The situation has only got worse in Mbera camp since French forces entered Mali in January to help local forces take on Islamist militants, the humanitarian group said.

About 15,000 more refugees have flooded into the camp since the fighting, and conditions are so bad there that many who were healthy became ill or malnourished after they arrived.

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Mauritania: Former Gadhafi spy chief extradited to Libya
Abdullah al-Senussi, the former chief of Libyan intelligence, is pictured in Tripoli on June 22, 2011.
September 5th, 2012
10:36 AM ET

Mauritania: Former Gadhafi spy chief extradited to Libya

Mauritania has handed over Libya's former chief of intelligence, returning one the most wanted members of Moammar Gadhafi's fallen regime back to Libya, a spokesman for Mauritania's president confirmed to CNN Wednesday.

Along with being wanted by Libya, Abdullah al-Senussi is wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes against humanity.

Al-Senussi, the late Gadhafi's brother-in-law, was arrested in March at Nouakchott airport in western Mauritania, the Libyan transitional government has said.

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