President's Shooting Reveals Mauritania Under a Military Regime

While many of the details of the shooting remain unknown, and some accounts are contradictory, for those who have followed country's politics, it was only a matter of time before another attempt on President Abdel Aziz's life was made, writes Boubacar N'Diaye, associate professor of Africana studies and political science at the College of Wooster in Ohio, USA.

President Abdel Aziz in his French hospital bed after being shot in an apparent accident.