Security Council deplores recent government overthrow in Mauritania

The Security Council today condemned the recent overthrow of the Mauritanian Government by the country’s military and demanded the immediate release from detention of the national president and the restoration of democratic institutions.

Top UN envoy calls for speedy return to constitutional rule in Mauritania

The top United Nations envoy to West Africa has called for an immediate return to constitutional rule in Mauritania after wrapping up a three-day visit to the country, where military leaders last week overthrew the Government.

Ban voices deep regret at coup d’état in Mauritania

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced his deep regret at today’s overthrow by military leaders of the Mauritanian Government led by President Sidi Mohamed Ould Chiekh Abdallahi.