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Kissima Diagana

Mauritanian court confirms election win for government-backed candidate

Jul 01 2019

NOUAKCHOTT A Mauritanian court on Monday confirmed Mohamed Ould Ghazouani as the country's next president, dismissing an appeal by opposition candidates over alleged voting irregularities in last month's election.

Mauritania opposition candidates challenge presidential election result

Jun 26 2019

NOUAKCHOTT Three losing candidates in Mauritania's presidential election lodged an appeal late on Tuesday alleging irregularities in the vote, won by the ruling party that has positioned itself as an ally of the West against Islamist militants.

Ruling party candidate declared winner of Mauritania election

Jun 23 2019

NOUAKCHOTT Mauritania's government-backed candidate Mohamed Ould Ghazouani won the presidential election on Sunday, cementing the power of a ruling party that has positioned itself as an ally of the West against Islamist militants.

Mauritania counts presidential ballots, ruling party says on track to win

Jun 22 2019

NOUAKCHOTT Mauritania began counting ballots on Saturday evening from its presidential election, as the ruling party claimed its candidate was poised to win a landslide victory.

Mauritanian leader, seen eyeing third term, says only voters can change law

Sep 30 2016

NOUAKCHOTT Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has said any change to the Saharan nation's constitution must go to a referendum, after opposition leaders reacted angrily to a plea by his justice minister that he be allowed to run for a third term.

Freed anti-slavery campaigner says he will run for Mauritania presidency

May 18 2016

NOUAKCHOTT A leading anti-slavery campaigner in Mauritania said on Wednesday he would again run for president, one day after a Supreme Court decision freed him from 18 months in jail.

Mali TV shows photos of "authors" of hotel attack

Nov 23 2015

BAMAKO Mali state television showed images on Monday of two dead men that it said were the "authors" of an attack by Islamist militants on a luxury hotel in the capital Bamako and appealed for information as to their identity.

Mali TV shows photos of 'authors' of hotel attack

Nov 23 2015

BAMAKO Mali state television showed images on Monday of two dead men that it said were the "authors" of an attack by Islamist militants on a luxury hotel in the capital Bamako and appealed for information as to their identity.

Mali TV shows photos of 'authors' of hotel attack

Nov 23 2015

BAMAKO Mali state television showed images on Monday of two dead men that it said were the "authors" of an attack by Islamist militants on a luxury hotel in the capital Bamako and appealed for information as to their identity. | Video

French forces kill commander with al Qaeda branch in Mali

Jul 07 2015

PARIS/NOUAKCHOTT France's army confirmed on Tuesday that its special forces had killed a prominent commander with al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), the group's north African branch, during a weekend operation in the northern Mali region of Kidal.

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