Jan 10th, 2013
On a recent visit to Mauritania the International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde called for a “revival of the private sector” in the Maghreb, “a market of about 90 million people” whose potential is untapped, she said. “The Maghreb has great potential to attract ...
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 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 23rd, 2012
Farim – Guinea-Bissau was due a bumper cashew harvest this year but prices have halved as money dries up after a coup d’état, raising anxiety among those who survive off the country’s main export. While plantation owners are struggling to sell their nuts in a near-paralysed market, their ...
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...
Nov 29th, 2011
Nouakchott – Mauritanian police used tear gas on Monday to disperse hundreds of blacks protesting against a population census they deem racist, wounding several, a spokesperson for the group said. The protesters were prevented from marching on the presidency to complain about the population cou...