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Mauritania navigates a web of complex ties with Algeria

Issue 505 - 13 May 2024 - By Jon Marks | 3 minute read

President Mohammed Ould Cheikh Mohammed Ahmed El Ghazouani’s meeting with Algerian President Abdelmajid Tebboune on 22 February, at the airport in Tindouf, south-western Algeria, was replete with symbolism. Not only did the leaders formally inaugurate fixed border posts on the 460km bilateral frontier, a roster of projects were announced that signal of a wider intensification of relations.

Some of these schemes could help Algeria to outflank its bitter regional rival Morocco by increasing its business further south.

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