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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...

2005-08-03 11:05:56

By Ibrahima Sylla NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Mauritania's army said on Wednesday it had seized power to end the "totalitarian" regime of President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya, who is out of the country, and planned to rule for up to two years. The 53-nation African Union said it condemned all seizure of power by force and Taya's PRDS party urged all political forces to denounce the coup, but in the capital hundreds of people took to the streets, shouting and honking car horns in celebration....

2005-08-03 09:55:49

By Ibrahima Sylla NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Mauritania's armed forces have set up a military council to rule the country and end the "totalitarian" regime of President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya, a statement broadcast on state media said on Wednesday. The communique, signed by a "Military Council for Justice and Democracy," said the council would rule the Islamic Republic for a maximum of two years. Taya is out of the country. "The armed forces and security forces have unanimously decided...

2005-08-03 09:19:23

NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Mauritania's armed forces have set up a military council to rule the country and put an end to the "totalitarian regime" of President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya, a statement on the state news agency said on Wednesday. The statement, signed by a so-called Military Council for Justice and Democracy, said the council would rule the Islamic republic for two years. "The armed forces and security forces have unanimously decided to put a definitive end to the totalitarian...

2005-08-03 07:32:45

By Ibrahima Sylla NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Members of Mauritania's presidential guard took over state television and radio on Wednesday and blocked streets in the capital Nouackchott in what a diplomat said could be a coup attempt. President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya, who was out of the country after attending the funeral of Saudi Arabia's King Fahd in Riyadh on Tuesday, arrived in Niger's capital Niamey hours after reports of the troop movements in Nouakchott emerged. "We have heard that...

2005-08-03 05:54:43

By Ibrahima Sylla NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Gunfire rang out near the presidency building in Mauritania's capital Nouakchott on Wednesday after soldiers surrounded state radio and blocked off streets in the city, a witness said. President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya was out of the country after attending the funeral of Saudi Arabia's King Fahd in Riyadh on Tuesday. "I heard a burst of gunfire near the presidency. I saw scared people running away. Civil servants have all left their offices,"...

2005-08-03 03:35:47

NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Soldiers surrounded Mauritania's state radio station on Wednesday and blocked off streets around the presidency building while President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya was out of the country, a witness said. "State radio has been off air since this morning. They are not letting anybody in," the Reuters witness said. Taya was in Riyadh on Tuesday for the funeral of Saudi Arabia's King Fahd.


Latest Mauritania Reference Libraries

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2008-10-18 12:24:29

The Gray-backed Fiscal (Lanius excubitoroides) is a species of bird found in Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.

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2008-02-05 14:33:28

The Spotted Sandgrouse (Pterocles senegallus), is a species of bird in the Pteroclididae family of birds. It is found in Afghanistan, Algeria, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Western Sahara.

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Word of the Day
snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.