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Population: 4.53m
GDP: $10.63bn
Debt: 48.5% of GDP (2024)

news from Mauritania

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Ghazouani is EU's new ally

The European Union's new €210 million 'cash for migrant control' deal with Mauritania marks an attempt to start rebuilding its status in the Sahel.


Abdel Aziz goes to jail

The trial of former putschist turned president may hold lessons for a new generation of coup-makers

The sentencing of Mauritania's former president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz to five years in jail for corruption is partly about putschists falling out – a storyline which looks ...


Cash for no influence

A year after a handful of MEPs and European Parliament officials were arrested and €1.5 million in cash seized by police, the Qatargate 'cash-for-influence' scandal has also e...

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 i...

Ghazouani’s modest mandate

Ex-President Abdel Aziz has smoothly slipped his placeman into his old job while a reinvigorated opposition failed and the world turned away

Opposition leaders were left with much to ponder after the 22 June presidential election handed Mohamed Ould Cheikh el Ghazouani outright victory on the first ballot with 52% of th...

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