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Mauritania's President Makes a Risky Gamble

Oct 14, 2016 | 09:15 GMT
Politics and governance in Mauritania
Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz is testing the waters on a controversial constitutional reform that would allow him to stay in power beyond 2019.
(GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images)

Though constitutionally required to step down in 2019, Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz may soon propose a reform that would allow him to extend his term. Unrest could spread beyond Mauritania's borders, destabilizing the country's equally weak Sahelian neighbors....

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