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President reshuffles Cabinet

President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has carried out a Cabinet reshuffle sacking several ministers and shuffling a number of other posts. No reason was given, but relations were said to […]

IMF completes Article IV consultation with Mauritania

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed its Article IV consultation with Mauritania. The full press release as published on the IMF website is as follows; “IMF Executive Board Concludes […]

Cabinet of Mauritania

Yahya Ould Hademine Prime Minister Sidi Ould Zein Minister of Justice Ahmed Ould Teguedi Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Ba Amadou Bathia Minister of National Defence Mohamed Ould Ahmed […]

Full Cabinet list published

President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania has appointed his new Cabinet led by new Prime Minister Yahya Ould Hademine. The full list of the new Cabinet as published on […]

President Aziz appoints Yahya Ould Hademine as new Prime Minister

President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania has named Yahya Ould Hademine as his new Prime Minister. The President was re-elected on 21st June and has now started a complete […]

President Hollande announces new French forces in Africa

Following a three day visit of West African countries, President François Hollande has announced a new French military force will be deployed under the codename Operation Barkhane in order to […]

El Wiam

El Wiam or PEDS was founded sometime around 2011. It is also known as the Party of the Democratic and Social Agreement (PEDS). Not a lot is known about the […]

National Rally for Reform and Development

The National Rally for Reform and Development (Tewassoul) or RNRD was founded in 2007. The party is an Islamist party and it believes in Sunni Islamism, Islamic democracy and Religious […]

Union for the Republic

The Union for the Republic or UPR was founded in 2009 by the leader of the 2008 coup d’état, General Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. Aziz resigned as Chairman of the […]

President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz re-elected

Incumbent President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has won the general election, as expected, which took place last Saturday. The Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) announced the provisional results yesterday afternoon, […]

Presidential 2014

An election took place on 21 June 2014. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz (Union for the Republic) 81.89% Biram Dah Abeid (Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement) 8.67% Boïdiel Ould […]

Opposition boycotts Presidential election with incumbent expected to win

Incumbent President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz is expected to win the Presidential election which takes place today with a second round runoff slated for 5th July if required. The greatest […]