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January 26, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Military ruler Col. Sid Ahmed Ould Taya emerged as the apparent winner of Mauritanian presidential elections marred by scattered violence and accusations of cheating on all sides. Security forces patrolled the capital as returns began rolling in from Friday's election, the first multi-party vote in the northwest African nation of about 2 million people.
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January 27, 1992 | From Times Wire Services
Police opened fire on opposition supporters Sunday, hours after the nation's military ruler claimed victory in a disputed presidential election. At least five people were killed, an opposition spokesman said. Interior Ministry officials in this West African state refused to comment on the incident but later imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the capital of Nouakchott and the port of Nouadhibou, where opposition officials said the incident occurred. Opponents of Col.
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January 27, 1992 | From Times Wire Services
Police opened fire on opposition supporters Sunday, hours after the nation's military ruler claimed victory in a disputed presidential election. At least five people were killed, an opposition spokesman said. Interior Ministry officials in this West African state refused to comment on the incident but later imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the capital of Nouakchott and the port of Nouadhibou, where opposition officials said the incident occurred. Opponents of Col.
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January 26, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Military ruler Col. Sid Ahmed Ould Taya emerged as the apparent winner of Mauritanian presidential elections marred by scattered violence and accusations of cheating on all sides. Security forces patrolled the capital as returns began rolling in from Friday's election, the first multi-party vote in the northwest African nation of about 2 million people.
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March 25, 1990 | SHEIKH BEKAYE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Khaled Mariem came home crying one day and said a teacher had lectured about an infidel woman in the government who was trying to destroy Islam. The woman was his mother. Mariem bin Ahmed Aisha, who is 35 and does not wear a veil, is director of the Women's Affairs Department in President Sid Ahmed Ould Taya's largely military government. She got into trouble with fundamentalists by speaking out against polygamy.
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August 13, 1991
BENIN: Riots inspired by economic collapse forced dictator Mathieu Kerekou to call elections. He was defeated in the March, 1991, ballot. CAPE VERDE: Free legislative and presidential elections earlier this year installed a new government and ended 15 years of one-party rule in this former Portuguese island colony. MAURITIUS: Multi-party democracy since independence from Britain in 1968.
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June 3, 1989 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
For as long as anyone can remember, the so-called white Moors from neighboring Mauritania sold engraved silver jewelry and ornate wooden lockboxes in a tree-shaded marketplace near the center of this West African capital. These days, the Courtyard of the Moors, as the marketplace is called, is deserted except for a few scavengers sifting through the dirt and debris for valuables buried or dropped by the Moors, who not long ago departed hastily in the face of angry Senegalese mobs.
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July 27, 1993 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Looking back on it now, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida's scheme for the perfect democracy in Nigeria, Africa's largest country and long an example for the continent, seemed a little too perfect. He created two parties and wrote their platforms--one a little bit right of center, the other a little bit to the left. To keep the process spanking clean, he decreed that no former politicians or military coup-makers, including himself, could run for office.
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