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2006-08-04 07:50:00

Rising above a sand-covered street in Mauritania's capital Nouakchott is a billboard with an image of a Manhattan-style skyline.

2005-08-12 06:37:25

By Nick Tattersall NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Mauritania's new prime minister said he wanted democratic elections as soon as possible after last week's coup and vowed the Islamic Republic would remain a U.S. ally in the fight against terrorism.

2005-08-09 20:41:40

By Nick Tattersall NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday dropped a demand that Mauritania's ousted president should be restored, saying it was pressing the military junta in the West African state to carry out a constitutional transition of power.

2005-08-09 18:48:57

By Nick Tattersall NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Foreign nations will support the military junta that staged a bloodless coup in Mauritania if it shows it can live up to a promise to organize democratic elections, diplomats said on Tuesday.

2005-08-09 07:38:06

By Nick Tattersall NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Western nations will support the military junta that staged a bloodless coup in Mauritania if it shows it can live up to its promise of organizing democratic elections, diplomats said on Tuesday.

2005-08-08 09:38:42

DUBAI (Reuters) - Mauritania's ousted President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya vowed on Monday to return to his country despite being deposed by a military coup last week.

2005-08-08 08:27:58

By Nick Tattersall NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Mauritania's new military rulers face their first credibility test on Monday as they start naming a caretaker government after a coup which ended two decades of authoritarian rule in the Islamic Republic.

2005-08-08 07:54:47

DUBAI (Reuters) - Mauritania's ousted President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya, deposed in a military coup last week, has vowed to return to his country soon, satellite television Al Arabiya said on Monday.

2005-08-07 14:01:52

By Nick Tattersall NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Mauritania's new army rulers ordered the release on Sunday of around 20 Islamist activists who had been jailed by ousted President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya for their alleged links with a group allied to al Qaeda.

2005-08-04 13:34:49

By Ibrahima Sylla NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - The African Union suspended Mauritania on Thursday after army officers seized power in an apparently bloodless coup, adding to international pressure on the new rulers of the West African country.


Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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