See also:
» 23.02.2010 - Mauritania recalls ambassador over release of rebels
» 15.02.2010 - Police chief sentenced to 7 years
» 26.01.2010 - Mauritania hailed for cutting ties with Israel
» 13.01.2010 - Italy to enhance security cooperation
» 10.11.2009 - Mauritanian grassroots groups receive US funding
» 05.10.2009 - Mauritania gets $12 million to boost food production and lower imports
» 20.07.2009 - Abdelaziz wins elections, opposition claim irregularities
» 05.06.2009 - Mauritania's democracy deal hailed

China wholesale online through

Houlihan's coupons

Finn autentiske matoppskrifter fra hele verden på
Gazpacho Børek Kartoffelsalat Taboulé Gulasj Albóndigas Cevapi Rougaille Japrak sarma Zwiebelbrot Klopse Giouvetsi Paella Pljeskavica Pica pau Pulpo a la gallega Flammkuchen Langosj Tapenade Chatsjapuri Pasulj Lassi Kartoffelpuffer Tortilla Raznjici Knödel Lentejas Bœuf bourguignon Korianderchutney Brenneslesuppe Proia Sæbsi kavurma Sardinske calamares

Autentiske matoppskrifter fra hele verden finner du på
Réunion Portugal Aserbajdsjan Serbia Tyskland Seychellene Bosnia Spania Libanon Belgia India Kroatia Hellas Italia Ungarn Komorene Georgia Mauritius Østerrike Romania Frankrike

Politics | Economy - Development

Democratic Mauritania woos US cooperation

afrol News, 20 April - Officials of the United States say with the emergence of democracy in Mauritania, their government is more than willing to forge closer cooperation with the desert Western African country.

The US Deputy Secretary of State - John Negroponte – spills the beans while congratulating the country’s newly inaugurated democratic President – Sidi Ould Cheik Abdallahi.

Dressed in a brown suit, the 69-year-old former prisoner and Minister held the Quran and swore commitment to “faithfully and impartially undertake the duties, uphold the constitution as well as refrain from any initiative to change the clauses regarding the Presidential mandate.

President Abdallahi, who is also an economist, sailed through the leadership ladder last month when he won the final round of polls. He took over power from Col. Ely Val, who overthrew the country’s former dictator, President Taya, from power in August 2005. The military command headed by Col. Vall ruled the country for 19 months before transferring power in a democratic way.

Mr Abdallahi expresses his government’s commitment to respect political opposition, bridge racial and social gap, fight poverty and official corruption. He also promised to pave way for reforms.

He says the relations with Israel would be reviewed and debated but that his country remains the supporter of the Palestinians’ struggle to become free in their own land.
Mauritania’s successful transition to democracy has inspired Washington officials, which is why they are expanding they are deepening cooperation with the new government on health, education and security.

Mr Negroponte commends the junta for relinquishing power to a civilian elected President – which turned Mauritania to an undisputable model of peaceful ending to a monolithic era.

- Create an e-mail alert for Mauritania news
- Create an e-mail alert for Politics news
- Create an e-mail alert for Economy - Development news

    Printable version

On the Afrol News front page now

Rwanda succeeds including citizens in formal financial sector

afrol News - It is called "financial inclusion", and it is a key government policy in Rwanda. The goal is that, by 2020, 90 percent of the population is to have and actively use bank accounts. And in only four years, financial inclusion has doubled in Rwanda.

Famine warning: "South Sudan is imploding"

afrol News - The UN's humanitarian agencies now warn about a devastating famine in Sudan and especially in South Sudan, where the situation is said to be "imploding". Relief officials are appealing to donors to urgently fund life-saving activities in the two countries.
Panic in West Africa after Ebola outbreak in Guinea

afrol News - Fear is spreading all over West Africa after the health ministry in Guinea confirmed the first Ebola outbreak in this part of Africa. According to official numbers, at least 86 are infected and 59 are dead as a result of this very contagious disease.
Ethiopia tightens its already strict anti-gay laws

afrol News - It is already a crime being homosexual in Ethiopia, but parliament is now making sure the anti-gay laws will be applied in practical life. No pardoning of gays will be allowed in future, but activist fear this only is a signal of further repression being prepared.
Ethiopia plans Africa's biggest dam

afrol News / Africa Renewal - Ethiopia's ambitious plan to build a US$ 4.2 billion dam in the Benishangul-Gumuz region, 40 km from its border with Sudan, is expected to provide 6,000 megawatts of electricity, enough for its population plus some excess it can sell to neighbouring countries.

front page | news | countries | archive | currencies | news alerts login | about afrol News | contact | advertise | español 

©  afrol News. Reproducing or buying afrol News' articles.

   You can contact us at