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The Trump era is over. But the fight for democracy is just getting started

A respected and robust United States — with all of our flaws, mistakes and missteps — can be good for the defence of democracy, not least in Africa

Gold rush destabilises central Sahel

States need to assert control over the artisanal mining sector, which is being secured by local armed groups

There is no Africa in African studies

The experience of studying Africa in London makes the writers question the validity of "African Studies" as is currently taught in Britain.

Mauritania releases opposition supporters arrested after vote clashes

Ex-general Mohamed Ould Ghazouani won the June 22 poll with an absolute majority of 52%, the Constitutional Council announced on Monday

Mauritania cracks down on opposition after election

​Mauritanian police raided the headquarters of two opposition parties

Opposition cry foul over Mauritania ruling party victory

With a clear majority, Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, former head of the domestic security service, has won outright

Mauritania ruling party’s Ghazouani declared presidential vote winner

With a clear majority of the votes, Ghazouani has won outright with no need for a second-round runoff election

Rivalry and revelry mark Mauritania election campaign

After a campaign rich in colour and steeped in desert traditions, voters in Mauritania will choose on Saturday among six candidates

The AU needs to walk the talk on corruption

African citizens consistently place corruption amongst their top concerns, with many indicating that they have lost faith in many key institutions

AU summit host warns of ‘security failings’ in Sahel after Mali attacks

A bombing aimed at French soldiers on patrol in Mauritania's troubled north killed four civilians and injured over 20 people, including four soldiers

Mauritania’s slavery problem

Next month’s African Union summit will be hosted by one of the world’s worst perpetrators, but slavery is off the agenda

Mauritania: New flag, same old president

Critics argues that a controversial referendum is the first step towards abolishing term limits

Mauritania president wounded after ‘accidental’ shooting

Mauritania President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was "lightly wounded" after a military patrol accidentally fired on his convoy.

NGOs plead for aid as millions starve in the Sahel

Aid agencies say they are facing a multimillion-dollar funding shortage to deal with a food crisis in the Sahel in northern Africa.

Appeals for Libya’s ex-spy chief’s extradition

France and the ICC have filed requests with Mauritania to extradite Libya's ex-spy chief Abdullah Senussi as Tripoli insists on putting him on trial.

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