Brought to you as a public service of the Open Spectrum Foundation (Stichting Open Spectrum), Amsterdam - Prague
"Mauritania coup: New president named,"Aljazeera.net, 4 August 2005: "The military council that overthrew Mauritania's president on Wednesday has named the longtime chief of national police force as the country's new leader... The council said it would exercise power for two years to allow time to put in place democratic institutions..."
"Autorité de Régulation de Mauritanie" by Moustapha Ould Cheikh Mouhamedou (president of the regulatory authority), presented at a FRATEL seminar on Regulation of the Internet and its Access Technologies in Nouakchott, Mauritania, 30-31 March 2005. M. Mouhamedou notes that the Internet is hardly developed in his country because of limited international bandwidth and poor "last mile" phone network penetration. But this may begin changing by the end of 2005 due to income from recently discovered oilfields. The government decided in 1998 to reform the telecom market and enacted Law 99-019 which now regulates the sector. Mauritel's monopoly ended in June 2004.