Another National Dialogue in Mauritania?

    Talks about a possible national dialogue in Mauritania between the regime and the opposition have resurfaced again after a long period of escalation from the two sides. At the start of 2015, the Mauritanian President announced his readiness and willingness to engage in a national dialogue with opposition parties “with the aim of achieving
2015-03-29

Ahmed Jedou

Writer and Blogger from Mauritania


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    Talks about a possible national dialogue in Mauritania between the regime and the opposition have resurfaced again after a long period of escalation from the two sides. At the start of 2015, the Mauritanian President announced his readiness and willingness to engage in a national dialogue with opposition parties “with the aim of achieving Mauritania’s best interests.” Mauritania’s opposition has repeatedly demanded the departure of the president, accusing him of corruption, authoritarianism and re-enforcing the military stronghold on the country. 
Mauritania’s most prominent opposition parties boycotted the latest presidential and parliamentary elections, but the president dismissed their criticism and dissent, claiming that they are “insignificant vandals.”

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