Government in Mauritania

  • Mauritania this week highlighted preparations for the initial round of the presidential election

    MAURITANIA, 2014/04/28 The media in Mauritania this week highlighted preparations for the initial round of the presidential election scheduled for 21 June this year. In its Thursday edition, the newspaper 'l’Authentique' highlighted the poll under the headline “Presidential election 2014: The opposition negotiates, the government refines campaign strategy.” The newspaper said that the radical opposition National Forum for Democracy and Unity (FNDU) was a voice in the wilderness. Meanwhile, president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who just announced his candidature for the poll, had shown his determination not to postpone the date.
  • President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz

    MAURITANIA, 2014/03/25 Preparations for Mauritania's presidential election, set by for June/July, was one of the major issues highlighted by the media this week. Le Quotidien de Nouakchott, which is very pessimistic about the possibility of authentic dialogue between the government and the opposition on the holding of a transparent poll open to all reported that there would be confusion because of the election. The newspaper says it finds it “funny that at a time at the same time as president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz pretends to engage in political dialogue with the Coordination of Democratic Opposition (COD) through his Prime minister, Moulaye Ould Mohamed Laghdaf, an extra voice is raised in the debate to counter the opinion of the chief of government.
  • The second round of legislative and municipal elections in Mauritania

    MAURITANIA, 2013/12/06 The second round of legislative and municipal elections, scheduled for 7 December in Mauritania, has been postponed to 21 December, the country's Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) announced here Wednesday. CENI said the postponement was due to the late release of the results of the initial round of the polls. The results were announced additional than 10 days next the vote was held on 23 November. According to the election timetable, there is a time-limit of eight full days next the results have been announced within which aggrieved politicians should contest the results. If there are no objections, the second-round polls are held next 15 days.
  • Political dialogue kicks off in Mauritania

    MAURITANIA, 2013/10/03 The political dialogue between Mauritania's government and the umbrella opposition Coordination of Democratic Opposition (COD) kicked off again Monday, with an official opening ceremony held in the capital city of Nouakchott. The talks between the two parties resumed next a four-year break. Each side has five delegates, with government spokesman Mohamed Yahya Ould Horma and Mohamed Ould Maouloud, the leader of the Union of the Forces of Evolution, heading the government and opposition delegations respectively. The dialogue aims to create a peaceful political climate ahead of legislative and municipal elections.
  • African governments review growing energy and food subsidies

    BOTSWANA, 2013/06/20 African government deficits, while low by historical standards, has been creeping up as aid and remittances dip, and counter-cyclical interventions rack up in response to the effects of the financial crisis. Combined with a rising food and fuel import bill, governments are presently looking for savings. Energy and food subsidies are increasingly being reviewed.
  • Mauritanian president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz

    MAURITANIA, 2013/06/08 The health of Mauritanian president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has triggered a debate, as opposition parties have been questioning his stay in France for more than three weeks for 'routine medical checkup'. The Coordination of Mauritanian Democratic Opposition (COD), which comprises 12 political parties, has expressed concern about the absence of president Aziz.
  • Mideast Issues High On IMF Agenda

    EGYPT, 2013/05/07 The challenges facing Arab nations in transition -Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, and Yemen-were a focal point for policymakers during the 2013 IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington last week. The meetings brought together ministers and top officials inclunding representatives of civil society, media, academia, and the private sector from amount over the world to discuss the critical issues facing the world economy, with Middle East issues high on the schedule. Along with discussions with country delegations, IMF officials participated in regional and world forums with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
  • Arab League Economic Cooperation a Fantasy

    JORDAN, 2013/03/31 Though international politics may be taking precedent at the March 25 Arab League summit, there are some fundamental Arab realities that have remained constant.
  • Foreign Minister Hamadi Ould Hamadi Baba, Ambassador of Morocco

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  • Arab Maghreb Union to hold 5th Congress in Nouakchott

    MAURITANIA, 2013/01/14 A two-day conference of the economic grouping in Arab Maghreb opens in the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott, on Tuesday, sources at the Mauritanian Central Bank. The 5th congress on Economic Complementarity in Maghreb will be under the theme, "Inter-states and direct foreign investment and their impact on job creation in the Maghreb Arab Union nations (UMA)".
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