AU Commission chief urges Mauritanian junta to restore democracy
African Union Commission chief Jean Ping met with the leader of Mauritania's ruling military junta on Monday (August 25th) in Nouakchott to discuss AU 's position on the coup and find a solution to the political unrest, local and international press reported. Ping urged coup leader General Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz to restore constitutional order and democracy and release ousted President Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdellahi and Prime Minister Yahya Ould Ahmed Waghef. Ping said he was well received by Abdelaziz and optimistic about further discussions, AFP reported.
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