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Vol 61 No 6

Published 19th March 2020


All is forgiven

Nouakchott is abuzz with reports that ex-President Maaouiya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya, deposed in a 2005 coup but now in poor health in exile in Qatar, may be on his way home. It could indicate an unprecedented liberalisation of the political scene by President Mohamed Ould Cheikh el Ghazouani. Taya's son Ahmed was spotted arriving at Nouakchott airport from Spain on 16 March.

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