August 6, 2020

Mauritanian president orders reshuffle after first year

Nouakchott (AFP) – Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani on Thursday carried out a government reshuffle and replaced his prime minister, a day after prosecutors received a key report on the dealings of former head of state Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.The Saharan state’s official news agency AMI said Prime Minister Ismail Ould Bedda Ould Cheikh Sidiya tendered the government’s resignation to President Ghazouani, who has been in office for one year.Mohamed Ould Bilal, a former political adviser, was appointed his successor and “tasked with forming a government,” said an official at …


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