Mauritania's Islamists

Someone cares aboutMauritania! Check out the ICG's new report on Islamist movements there, the latest in their fine Islamism in North Africa series.

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Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region,