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Mauritania

Mauritania

Population: 4.3 mn.
GDP: $4.73 bn.
Debt: $3.83 bn.

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Handling the opposition

Despite official promises of elections, President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz’s government has shown no serious signs of holding any. The opposition is not united and does not present ...


Dead preachers poser

The handling of the killing by Malian troops of 16 Islamic preachers, nine of them Mauritanian, threatens the delicate balance between the interim regime and the army, say Bamako s...


Aziz's strong-arm vote

General Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz's victory in the 18 July presidential election confirmed that the former Bataillon de la Sécurité Presidentielle commander turned cou...


Junta asks for time

Nouakchott is more dependent than ever on Arab donors

The ousting of civilian President Sidi Mohammed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi in a dawn putsch last August has prompted African, European and American sanctions against the new junta. The ...


Quiet coup

President Abdallahi's sacking of top soldiers led to the return of military rule after little more than a year of democracy

With little fuss and no shooting, on 6 August General Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz took power in Nouakchott, overthrowing the elected President regarded as his protégé, S...


A break with the past

After the freest post-Independence elections, the government faces worsening social divisions and a troubled oil sector

Hopes are high that the 19 April inauguration of Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi as Mauritania's first democratically elected President since Independence in 1960 will prove a b...


No win, no gain

The military regime gets the election result it wanted, with no party strong enough to govern

There was no winner in the parliamentary elections on 19 November, the first since Colonel Ely Ould Mohamed Vall's coup of 3 August 2005 (AC Vol 45 No 17). Since none of the partie...


Investigation down under

Woodside Petroleum is Mauritania's largest foreign investor by far. It has sunk around US$1 billion into its Chinguetti offshore project, pumping the only oil between the North Sea...


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