Political tension in Mauritania amid return of former leader

Fears of a serious escalation increased after the arrest of the commander of the presidential guard and his deputy, both loyalists of former President Abdul Aziz.

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    Fears are mounting in the West African nation of Mauritania that hard-earned democratic gains might be reversed.

    They follow a sudden dispute between two former army generals - President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani and his predecessor Mohamed Ould Abdul Aziz.

    Al Jazeera's Mohammed Vall reports from the capital, Nouakchott.


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