Mauritania: Former President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz to be heard.

In Mauritania, the race for the upcoming presidential election on June 29 is heating up with a flurry of candidacies being announced. One that stood out last Saturday was that of former president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. He was sentenced to 5 years in prison last December for using his power to amass a fortune, with his lawyers appealing the decision. The former president, currently detained, faces uncertainty over his eligibility to run. This issue has sparked debate among lawyers on both sides.

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