President's Shooting Reveals Mauritania Under a Military RegimeWhile 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.
African Arguments, 22 October 2012
When the news spread that Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania had been shot my reaction was, "it finally happened!" Read more »
President Abdel Aziz in his French hospital bed after being shot in an apparent accident.
Mauritania: President Shot 'Accidentally'
RFI, 14 October 2012
Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Aziz is to be flown to Paris for medical treatment Sunday after being shot by a military unit, sources say. Read more »
Mauritania: Mauritanian President Shot, Flown to Paris
Magharebia, 14 October 2012
Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was flown to Paris Sunday (October 14th), a day after he was shot while returning to Nouakchott from his week-end retreat in Tweila. Read more »
Mauritania: Security Forces Put On Alert
Magharebia, 11 October 2012
Rumours of an impending al-Qaeda attack have Nouakchott residents on edge. Read more »
Mauritania: Mauritanian President Recovering in Paris
Magharebia, 16 October 2012
What some called an "accidental" shooting of the Mauritanian president may be linked to his long-standing campaign against al-Qaeda, some observers say. Read more »
Daily Maverick, 15 October 2012
SPS, 14 October 2012
The President of the Republic and Secretary General of the Frente Polisario, Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz, has sent a letter to His Excellency Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, President of… Read more »