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Ex-opposition, independents win Mauritania elections

Former opposition parties and independent candidates have won Mauritania's first parliamentary election since the ouster of Maaouiya Ould Taya, who ruled for 21 years, state media said on Monday. A coalition of ex-opposition parties has won 41 seats of the 95 seats in the new National Assembly after Sunday's second round of voting.

Mauritania arrests coup mastermind

The Mauritanian government has arrested Saleh Ould Hanenna, the mastermind of last year's military uprising against President Maaouiya Ould Taya, who had been on the run for 16 months. Attorney General Mohamed El Ghaith Ould Oumar said the former army major was caught on Saturday in Rosso, a town on the southern border with Senegal.

Former Mauritanian president walks free

Former Mauritanian president Mohamed Khouna Ould Haidallah has been released from prison after receiving a suspended prison sentence for plotting to overthrow the current head of state, Maaouiya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya. The five-year suspended sentence effectively bars him from mounting a fresh challenge through the ballot box.

Former Mauritanian president walks free

Former Mauritanian president Mohamed Khouna Ould Haidallah has been released from prison after receiving a suspended prison sentence for plotting to overthrow the current head of state, Maaouiya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya. The five-year suspended sentence effectively bars him from mounting a fresh challenge through the ballot box.

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