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Daddah, Moktar Ould(Encyclopedia)Daddah, Moktar Ould mookh´tär oold däd´dä [key], 1924–2003, president of Mauritania (1961–78). He became premier when Mauritania joined the French Community (1958). Elected president when...
Mauritania(Encyclopedia)Mauritania môrt´n [key], officially Islamic Republic of Mauritania, republic (2015 est. pop. 4,182,000), 397,953 sq mi (1,030,700 sq km), NW Africa. It borders on the Atlantic Ocean in the w...
Abdel Aziz, Mohamed Ould(Encyclopedia)Abdel Aziz, Mohamed Ould, 1956–, Mauritanian military and political leader, president of Mauritania (2009–19). A career army officer, he rose through the ranks to become chief of staff. He was ins...
Ghazouani, Mohamed Ould(Encyclopedia)Ghazouani, Mohamed Ould, 1956–, Mauritanian military and political leader, president of Mauritania (2019–). He joined the military in the late 1970s, rising to become commander of the armored corp...
Abdallahi, Sidi Ould Cheikh(Encyclopedia)Abdallahi, Sidi Ould Cheikh s´d oold shk äbdlä´ [key], 1937–, Mauritanian political leader, president of Mauritania (2007–8), b. Aleg. Trained as an economist in Senegal and France...
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