Nov 29th, 2012
Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesSupporters in Nouakchott November 24 celebrated the return of President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania — With two coups in just seven years, the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, a vast and sparsely populated Saharan state on the Atlantic, is accustom...
Oct 10th, 2012
By Jemal Oumar Algerian Maghreb and African Affairs Minister Abdelkader Messahel paid a visit to Nouakchott Sunday (October 7th) to co-ordinate a unified position on Islamist-controlled northern Mali. After a lengthy meeting with President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Messahel said that Mauritania and Al...
Oct 2nd, 2012
By: Magharebia By Adem Amine, Siham Ali and Jemal Oumar The American official made the remarks Sunday (September 30th) in Algiers at the end a regional tour that included previous stopovers in Nouakchott and Rabat. “We first need to re-establish a legitimate government in Bamako, meet the pressing ne...
Apr 13th, 2012
by Geoff Weiss, Travel Writer and Andrea Papitto, Producer, Essakane Film Although considered off the beaten path for many world travelers, the Saharan nation of Mauritania has much to offer adventuresome visitors who are open to its cultural complexities, historic sites and natural wonders. The vast...
Jun 7th, 2011
Nouakchott – Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has warned regional efforts to combat al-Qaeda’s north African branch are insufficient despite a growing recognition of the need to pool resources. In an interview with AFP, Ould Abdel Aziz said he did not want Western inte...