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Laurent Prieur

Western ally against al Qaeda faces few rivals in Mauritanian poll

May 08 2014

NOUAKCHOTT Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, a key ally of the West in the fight against al Qaeda in West Africa, will face a boycott-weakened field of just six challengers in a presidential election on June 21.

Mauritania sets June 21 date for presidential election

Apr 21 2014

NOUAKCHOTT Mauritania will hold presidential elections on June 21, according to the presidency, despite a lack of agreement on the reform of election rules that some opposition leaders argue will likely ensure the return to power of President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

Sahara Islamists release video of Algerian diplomat hostage - agency

Apr 13 2014

NOUAKCHOTT Sahara-based Islamists holding three Algerian diplomats hostage have sent a video of one of them to Mauritania's ANI news agency, ANI said, the first proof of life in over a year.

Sahara Islamists release video of Algerian diplomat hostage: agency

Apr 13 2014

NOUAKCHOTT Sahara-based Islamists holding three Algerian diplomats hostage have sent a video of one of them to Mauritania's ANI news agency, ANI said, the first proof of life in over a year.

Sahara Islamists release video of Algerian diplomat hostage -agency

Apr 13 2014

NOUAKCHOTT, April 13 Sahara-based Islamists holding three Algerian diplomats hostage have sent a video of one of them to Mauritania's ANI news agency, ANI said, the first proof of life in over a year.

Mauritanians march over Koran desecration

Mar 03 2014

NOUAKCHOTT Hundreds of protesters threw stones and chanted anti-government slogans in Mauritania's capital on Monday after local media reported Korans were desecrated in a mosque.

Mauritanians march over Koran desecration

Mar 03 2014

NOUAKCHOTT Hundreds of protesters threw stones and chanted anti-government slogans in Mauritania's capital on Monday after local media reported Korans were desecrated in a mosque.

Mauritania's ruling party leading in legislative election

Dec 03 2013

NOUAKCHOTT Mauritania's ruling party is leading in local and legislative elections while a once-outlawed Islamist party looked poised to become the main opposition, preliminary results showed on Tuesday.

Islamists poised to enter parliament as Mauritania goes to polls

Nov 23 2013

NOUAKCHOTT Voters in Mauritania went to the polls in Saturday in legislative and local elections expected to bring a once-outlawed Islamist party into parliament for the first time.

Islamists poised to enter parliament as Mauritania goes to polls

Nov 23 2013

NOUAKCHOTT Voters in Mauritania went to the polls in Saturday in legislative and local elections expected to bring a once-outlawed Islamist party into parliament for the first time.

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