NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — Mauritania's new president has taken the oath of office, completing the West African nation's first peaceful transfer of power.
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — Mauritania's constitutional council has confirmed Mohamed Ould Ghazouani as the country's president-elect.
The council announced Monday that Ould Ghazouania...
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, a retired general who served as defense minister before being picked as the chosen successor to Mauritania's outgoing president, won the...
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — The candidate chosen by Mauritania's outgoing president has claimed victory only hours after polls closed.
Mohamed Ould El Ghazouani is a retired general who...
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The organizers of Sudan's protests said Sunday they have suspended talks with the ruling military council because it has failed to meet their demands for an immediate...
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The Latest on Sudan, where protests drove long-ruling President Omar al-Bashir from power earlier this month (all times local):
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — Mauritania's election commission says the West African nation's ruling party has won a majority of seats in a second round of legislative, municipal and regional elections.
The election commission said Monday that the Union for the Republic now has 93 of 157 seats on the National Assembly. It also won control of all of the regional councils and 169 of 219 municipalities.
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — Voters in Mauritania are going to the polls for a second round of legislative, municipal and regional elections under tight security as the ruling party seeks to strengthen its majority in Parliament.
President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, whose second and final term ends next year, hopes to keep the ruling party in power in the 2019 presidential election.
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — Some 1.4 million people in Mauritania are going to the polls for legislative, regional and municipal elections that will position the West African nation for next year's presidential vote.
Mauritania, like other nations in the region, faces a growing threat from extremists as well as the day-to-day challenge of underdevelopment.
Nearly 100 political parties have put forward candidates, with close to 5,000 people running for the National Assembly alone.
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — African heads of state have pledged to coordinate efforts to improve the continent's security and defeat jihadist organizations, particularly in Nigeria and the Sahel region, during talks Monday at the 31st African Union summit held in Mauritania's capital.
French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Nouakchott Monday to discuss the battle against Islamic extremism and ways to finance counterterrorism and peacekeeping operations.
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — Thirty African leaders began a closed-door meeting Sunday to discuss ways to fight extremism and corruption at the 31st African Union summit being held in Mauritania's capital.
As the meeting is being held, neighboring Mali has had three extremist attacks on military targets in three days.
CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group is urging Egypt and the United Arab Emirates to reveal the whereabouts of an Egyptian prisoner who has disappeared, apparently after serving his prison sentence in the Emirati capital.
Human Rights Watch says that Mosaab Ahmed Abdel Aziz was to be released on Oct. 20 but that his family was told he was deported to Egypt.
Tuesday's statement by HRW says neither Egypt nor the UAE responded to the family's requests for information on their son.