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2006-06-25 20:23:49

By Nick Tattersall NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Mauritanians have voted hugely in favor of limiting the number of terms future presidents can serve, early indications from a referendum in the Islamic republic showed on Monday. Sunday's poll in the impoverished nation straddling Arab and black West Africa asked voters to approve constitutional changes preventing a president from serving more than two terms, each of them limited to five years. "On the basis of polling stations considered to...

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. "As president, I order officers and soldiers of the armed forces and security forces to put an end to this criminal act so that the situation returns to normal," Taya said in remarks broadcast by Arabic satellite television Al Arabiya. "I will return home, God willing, so that we can together continue the path for a better...

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. "The ousted president stresses he will return to Mauritania soon," the Dubai-based channel said, adding that it would broadcast an interview with Taya later on Monday. It said Taya condemned the coup as a criminal act and called on the armed forces to return the country to "legality."...

2005-08-03 17:54:10

By Ibrahima Sylla NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Jubilant Mauritanians celebrated the overthrow of the country's president of two decades by military leaders who quickly announced they planned to rule for up to two years. Hundreds of people took to the streets to shout and honk car horns in celebration at the coup against President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya, who was out of the country at the time. The rally reflected frustration at what opponents called his repressive rule. Mauritanians awaited...