Mauritania: Military strongman

Issue 439 - 27 May 2021 | 1 minute read

The least challenged by jihadist insurgency among the G5S states, the Mauritanian military is seen by western governments as a solid ally. President Mohammed Ould Ghazouani was a longstanding defence minister, supporting ex-president Mohammed Ould Abdelaziz – who now faces charges of misusing state funds

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