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Mauritania’s Mohamed Ould Bilal named new PM after predecessor, govt step down

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Mauritania's prime minister and his entire government resigned on Thursday, a day after parliamentary investigators probing alleged graft under the previous administration submitted a report whose authors questioned several ministers.

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President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani appointed Mohamed Ould Bilal, the former head of several state agencies, as the new prime minister, the presidency said later in a statement.

The political system in Mauritania has been rocked this year by a parliamentary investigation into alleged corruption in the government of former president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who stepped down last year after a decade in power.

Ghazouani, his close ally, won the election to succeed him, but Abdel Aziz quickly found his government's actions, including deals involving offshore oil projects, under scrutiny by parliament.

The investigators on Wednesday gave a report documenting their findings tRead More – Source