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Mauritania

Mauritania

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

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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...


President says au revoir

Abdel Aziz looks ready to stand down, but he is keeping a tight rein on power and may yet decide to return

The announcement that Defence Minister Mohamed Ould Cheikh el Ghazouani is to be the ruling Union pour la République (UPR) candidate in this year's presidential elections ha...


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...


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