Leonardo"s Notebook by Mattheus Mei

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Mauritania Coup update

A day after the coup in the African nation of Mauritania, and there's been no reports of violence. I received an e-mail from my friend, an NGO worker in Mauritania that,

Yes, we did have a coup, but it's peaceful/bloodless and nothing's really going on. There was a little gathering earlier today to support the new president, but otherwise, life's going on normally. We're training the new people right now actually, so it's kind of exciting for them.
Other news outlets are reporting that despite the poo poohing from the US Administration and EU, that most Mauritanians are supportive of the coup and are well aware of the tenets that initiated the ousting of the government, mainly over allegations of corruption and the governments complacency in dealing with islamofascism that has caused much violence as of recent.

The Military Junta is already promising free elections in the coming months to involve all political parties and interested groups.

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