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Under pressure from both the jihadists and France, President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz is fast losing all semblance of neutrality. For now, his position seems secure but the regional crisis will put him under domestic, as well as international, pressure.

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France, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Mali, François Hollande, Django Sissoko, Bâ Mamdou, Mbaré, Moulaye Ould Mohamed Laghdaf, Gilberto Rodriguez Leal, Coordination de l’opposition démocratique, Mouvement pour l’unicité et le jihad en Afrique de l’ouest, Al Qaida, Ansar Eddine

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