Mauritania: Former President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz charged with corruption

Former President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, along with a dozen other people, were charged with corruption on Thursday, March 11. A lawyer for the former Mauritanian president told RFI. The defendants left the judge’s chambers free, but were placed under Read more

Mauritania: President’s assassin escapes from prison, AQMI flag found

Mauritanian authorities are on a manhunt after an Islamist militant who is awaiting execution since 2011 after being found guilty of attempting to kill President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz escaped from the Nouakchott central prison where he was being held. Read more