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Mohamed Ould Bouamatou, a self-made man who has become Mauritania's leading business man
After having begun his career as a modest seller of foodstuffs, 63-year-old Mohamed Ould Bouamatou has gradually established himself as a major business figure in Mauritania. His BSA group is present in all the key sectors of the country's economy, whether it be banking and insurance or the distribution of cigarettes, and is managed as a family affair, with the help of his tribal allies and a number of faithful associates. [...]
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