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Vol 58 No 2

Published 20th January 2017


Mauritania

Out with the Ould

The promise of the President's retirement will dominate politics as the opposition seeks to create a broad alliance

Politics in Mauritania could be radically reshaped in the months ahead if talks between the opposition Forum national pour la démocratie et l'unité (FNDU) and the grassroots anti-slavery campaign led by Biram Ould Dah Ould Abeid produce a new alliance. Such a partnership would bring together conventional political opponents of President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz and the vocal anti-slavery activists of Ould Abeid's Initiative pour la résurgence du mouvement abolitionniste (IRA).

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