Although the ruling party candidate won the first democratic transition to power since 1960, he's also a close confidante of his predecessor who came to power after instigating a coup in 2008.
Mauritania's electoral commission has proclaimed ruling party candidate Mohamed Ould Ghazouani winner with 52 percent of votes in a presidential election the previous day.
As Ould Abdel Aziz steps down after two terms, will his close ally Ould Cheikh Mohamed Ahmed Ghazouani take over in a country that has been wracked by coups since 1978?
As the president steps aside and his fellow coup instigator and former army chief of staff looks set to win the election, Mauritania could struggle to shake the military’s iron grip on power.
The German chancellor is visiting countries that contribute heavily towards migrant flows heading to Europe, and that has many questioning her motives.
French-backed militarisation in Mali is aimed at protecting its economic interests, and only compounds Mali's problems.
For Africa’s indigenous Amazighs, body art was more than mere images. They were a decisive social, almost poetic, marker for centuries.
The murder of two Scandinavian women hiking at the Atlas Mountains brought the aspect of security of Morocco again on the agenda. The relatively safe country profits from tourism, the question remains whether it will continue to do so?
A record 98 parties will take part in legislative, regional and local elections for which more than 1.4 million people are registered. Potential run-off elections would take place on September 15.
The ambush, which involved a car bomb explosion followed by gunfire, took place two days after militants killed at least six people during a raid on a military headquarters in central Mali.
Morocco has announced it is cutting ties with Iran, accusing Tehran of weaponising the Polisario Front, an independence movement that has clashed with Rabat for Western Sahara for the past four decades.
Leaders of 44 African countries sign the deal in Rwanda that aims to create a continental market of 1.2 billion people, with a combined GDP of over $3.4 trillion.
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