AU lifts ban on Mauritania

The African Union has decided to lift sanctions on Mauritania because of steps it is taking to restore democracy this month, the body said in a statement on Wednesday.

The African Union suspended Mauritania after the army overthrew the elected president in August last year and imposed visa and travel bans on members of the junta and its supporters.

But an election is due on July 18 under a transition administration agreed on by the junta and Mauritania’s civilian opposition.

Source: Reuters

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