Meeting of the CFD: the failure of the coup is a national emergency (with the participation of the President of the National Assembly)
To stop the descent into hell to which the putschists are driving the country into, the Coordination of Democratic Forces (CFD) is organizing a meeting on Thursday February 19 at 4pm.
On Sunday May 10th, 2009 Mauritanian in Cincinnati organized a huge rally to denounce the unilateral agenda that the military junta planning on holding this coming June.
The United States welcomes the firm and principled position taken by the African Union's Peace and Security Council. We support the strong leadership shown by the African Union in addressing the crisis in Mauritania created by the coup d'etat of August 6, 2008.
The United States joins with the Africa Union's Peace and Security Council in condemning the coup d'etat and subsequent measures taken by the military junta and reaffirms the "legitimacy of the constitutional order represented by the democratically elected institutions from the legislative and presidential elections respectively held in November 2006 and March 2007."
On December 22nd as the world indulged in the festivities of Christmas, Guinea's ailing autocratic leader for the last 24 years; the 74 year old Lansana Conte went to meet his maker (or whoever welcomes men of his ilk when they pass on).
He has been replaced by the leader of a putsch Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, who announced on Radio Conakry the dissolution of the government and the installation of the 'National Council of Democracy.'
Like the fulfilment of a generational curse Conte came to power on the back of another military coup in April 1984 after the death in an American hospital of a bedridden Sekou Toure who had ruled for 26 years from the attainment of independence from France in October 1958. His reign was characterised by brutality, fear, intimidation, imprisonment and all the ingredients of misrule common with African dictators.
WASHINGTON (AFP) — The release of Mauritania's ousted president Sidi Ould Sheikh Abdallahi "falls far short" of US and international community demands, the US State Department said Monday, calling on the military junta to step aside.
The junta that forced Abdallahi from power released him Sunday from house arrest.
"The mere release of the elected president, under conditions that are yet to be determined, falls far short of the demands of the US and the rest of the international community," said State Department spokesman Sean McCormack.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will eliminate trade benefits for Mauritania in response to a military coup in August that toppled a democratically elected president, the White House said Friday.
"I have decided to terminate the designation of Mauritania as a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country ... effective on January 1, 2009," President Bush said in a proclamation.
A leadership summit conference was held for two days on December 14th and 15th at the Hilton Capital
In Washington DC. The summit was sponsored by the Arab American Institute Foundation. Several organizations working in the field of human's right, civil society and equal opportunity have participated to the event. For-Mauritania received an invitation and was represented by Mohamed Ould Mineya and Sidi Mohamed Ould Kaem who are coordinators for the US section.
On the 4 month mark of the coup d'état in Mauritania – on December 6 – students, professionals and community members came together at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey California to hear the President of Mauritania, Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi and his son, Mohamed who spoke to the audience from Lemden where the president is held under house arrest. The Monterey presenters included Institute faculty and students and several Mauritanian citizens speaking on the issues facing Mauritania and the coup d'état.
“The last time I chatted with an American … he thought Mauritania was some kind of seafood.”
On August 5th, 2008 Mauritania – though fledgling and fragile, was a fully functioning democracy;
On August 6th, 2008 she was a captured military state.
President Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi was elected in a free, fair and transparent election in March 2007 – an election which was certified by the international community and accepted by the defeated candidates.
Deputy Secretary Negroponte, who led the U.S. delegation to the 2007 inauguration of Mauritanian President Abdallahi, called President Abdallahi this morning to affirm U.S. support for his immediate restoration to power and Mauritania’s return to constitutional rule. He applauded President Abdallahi’s defense of democratic principles as he remains under house arrest and noted the United States will continue to monitor the situation very closely.