Magharebia.com | Mauritanian rivals sign accord; former PM freed from prison

Magharebia.com | Mauritanian rivals sign accord; former PM freed from prison
Election postponed at last minute, Abdellahi released. Note this is a successful mediation by Senegal after the EU, Libya and Qatar failed (although they may have continued to play a role behind the scenes.) So here's to the African Union and regionalism.

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