mauritania

Founder of modern Mauritania dies; Annan sends condolences

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan expressed sorrow today over the death of former President Moktar Ould Daddah of Mauritania, who led his West African country to independence and served as its first president from 1961 to 1978.

Mauritania: Annan strongly condemns coup attempts, calls for end to violence

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today strongly condemned the ongoing armed attempts to overthrow the constitutional Government in Mauritania and called for an immediate end to the violence.