Focus MAURITANIA Issue dated 27/04/2020

Former president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz faces a highly political investigation

Relations between Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani and his predecessor Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz have become distinctly hostile since the end of 2019 and the battle between them is becoming increasingly indiscreet. The current "master" of Nouakchott can rely, moreover, on an army of lawmakers determined to settle their scores with Aziz. [...] (978 words)
Former Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz is grappling with a parliamentary commission charged with investigating the management of several sectors during his presidency.
Former Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz is grappling with a parliamentary commission charged with investigating the management of several sectors during his presidency. ©Moritz Thibaud/ABACA
Relations between Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani and his predecessor Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz have become distinctly hostile since the end of 2019 and the battle between them is becoming increasingly indiscreet. The current "master" of Nouakchott can rely, moreover, on an army of lawmakers determined to settle their scores with Aziz. [...] (978 words)
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