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Population: 4.42 mn.
GDP: $5.03 bn.
Debt: $4.23 bn.

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Putting it to the vote again

All the main opposition groups are set to participate in the legislative, municipal and regional polls set for 1 and 15 September, ending what for many was a lengthy boycott of wha...

Abdel Aziz way

President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has secured a 'Yes' vote in a referendum on abolishing the upper chamber of the country's parliament and changing the national flag. It also had t...

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-s...

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...

Ould alliance

President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz surprised no one with his re-election on 22 June. That gives him a second five-year term with 81.89% of the vote. His campaign focused on providin...

Abdel Aziz plays it safe

The President will hold the political ring while coopting minor politicians and parties, but he’s keeping out of the regional operation in Mali

Although the ruling Union pour la République suffered setbacks in some smaller regions in last year’s general election, it has consolidated its grip and still monopoli...

Abdel Aziz's uncertain grip

The President has tried to help the West while not riling his own public. He faces plenty of opposition, but it is unfocused

President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz returned to Nouakchott in the second week in June, following yet another medical check-up in France after being wounded in the stomach in October ...

Nouakchott on the spot

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...

Victory for local fishermen

A US$100 million investment in Mauritania is in the balance after the Nouakchott authorities suspended a contract with a Chinese fishery. Officials from the Ministry of Fishing and...

Aziz’s power game

President Abdel Aziz uses the threat of jihadist forces as a way of fending off pressure to hold elections and make concessions to opposition parties

President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz is navigating a delicate course across the region’s geopolitical minefield. Mauritania is not a member of the Economic Community of West African S...

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