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Vol 57 No 13

Published 24th June 2016


Mauritania

From putschist to third termer

The President trumpets his successes as he tries for a third term, but oppositionists and outsiders see things very differently

Two years into his second term as President, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz is promoting Mauritania as a key pillar of regional security. He enjoys warm relations with neighbouring states and Western allies, is open for business and has at last laid the spectre of slavery to rest.

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