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Mauritania suspends housing projects funded by Qatar

July 5, 2017 at 3:22 am

The government of Mauritania has suspended projects financed by Qatari charities in the wake of a decision to sever relations with Doha.

Housing projects funded by Qatar in the municipality of Jadir Al-Mahkan in the southern state of Tarrza, have been stopped, Algeria Times reported.

The newspaper said the Mauritanian government has been investigating all organisations which receive direct support from the State of Qatar.

Official sources in the city of Rosso said the decision is related to a project to build 100 housing units in the village of Jadir Al-Mahkan and that the administrative authorities in the city has informed the contractor supervising the construction of the residential units that Mauritania is unwilling to allow the project to continue.

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According to media reports, the Mauritanian authorities are considering freezing the activities of a number of groups that are carrying out humanitarian and charitable work as a result of their links to Doha.

In early June, Mauritania joined a number of Arab countries who imposed a boycott on Qatar accusing it of supporting terrorism. Charges Qatar denies.