Oct 17th, 2012
By Gregory Mann Nobody seems to know what to do about Mali. In late September, the world’s biggest tradeshow in global governance – the UN General Assembly – wound down having made no real decisions on a course of action there. After forceful speeches by Malian Prime Minister Cheikh Modibo Diarra, Se...
Oct 14th, 2012
Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz has been shot and wounded in what officials say was an accident. He has undergone a successful operation on his arm and is travelling abroad soon for further treatment, they say. Earlier, Communications Minister Hamdi Ould Mahjoub said on national TV that ...
May 10th, 2012
Nouakchott – Thousands of Mauritanian opposition activists staged a march and sit-down protest in Nouakchott on Wednesday evening, calling for former coup leader President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz to step down. The turnout was larger than on 02 May, when the demonstrators tried to occupy a squar...
Apr 26th, 2011
Nouakchott – Dozens of young Mauritanians are holding a sit-in outside the police directorate’s office to demand the release of 20 protesters arrested the previous day. Youth on Tuesday chanted “freedom for our friends” before dispersing peacefully. Mauritanian police arrested...