Mauritanians on Saturday cast ballots in a presidential election that incumbent Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was expected to win handily as main opposition rivals boycotted the vote in the largely desert nation.
Hundreds of residents took to the streets in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott to protest in the early hours of Monday against the desecration of the Koran.
Heart disease and stroke have replaced infectious disease as the top causes of early death in the Arab world, tracking the West in a trend towards lifestyle disorders.
Kazakhstan's racers have finished the Sonangol African Eco Race 2014 marathon rally race in Senegal.
Kazakhstan racers Kanat Shagirov and Alexandr Moroz are in the 4th place in the general ranking after Stage 7 of the Africa Eco Race 2014.
Kazakhstan's crew of pilot Kanat Shagirov and navigator Alexandr Moroz finished the 5th stage of Africa Eco Race 2014 in the 4th place.
Mauritania's ruling UPR party has won a ruling majority in parliament after a second round of legislative elections.