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Mauritania

Mauritania

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

news from Mauritania

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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 ...


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...


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...


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