Elections and Democracy / West Africa

PODCAST: Journalist Peter Tinti discussing Mauritanian elections, legacies of slavery, and pop culture with Erin Pettigrew and Nasser Weddady

AbdelAzizThe Islamic Republic of Mauritania is holding elections today that are certain to re-elect current President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. To learn more about today’s elections and some of the social dynamics driving Mauritanian politics today, journalist Peter Tinti spoke with The Africa Collective contributor Erin Pettigrew, a PhD student at Stanford University who specializes in Mauritanian history, and Nasser Weddady, a Mauritanian-American activist who is best known for his use of social media during the Arab Spring. For the podcast, link through: https://soundcloud.com/ptinti/pop-music-elections-and-slavery-in-mauritania

For more information, visit www.beaconreader.com/peter-tinti and www.ptinti.com.

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