Mauritanians vote to abolish Senate, boost powers of President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz

A woman casts her vote in Mauritania’s constitutional referendum on August 5, 2017 at the polling station in Nouakchott. (Photo by AFP) Mauritanians have voted to abolish the upper house of the country’s parliament and change the national flag in a controversial referendum boycotted by the opposition. The national electoral commission said on Sunday that 53.73 […]

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Clashes erupt in Mauritania ahead of constitutional referendum

People hold a banner (R) reading “No to arbitrary arrests” during a demonstration against discrimination in Nouakchott, Mauritania, on April 29, 2015. (Photo by AFP) Police and opposition activists clashed Thursday in Mauritania’s capital on the final day of campaigning for a controversial constitutional referendum. Authorities had refused to give the green light for protests […]

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Mauritania

Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, country in northwestern Africa. It is bounded on the north by Western Sahara and Algeria, on the east by Mali, on the south by Mali and Senegal, and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. The country has a total area of 1,031,000 sq km (398,000 sq mi). II LAND AND […]

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