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Mauritania's first president Moktar Ould Daddah dies

Mauritania's first president Moktar Ould Daddah, who was the African desert nation's first president following independence from France in 1960, has died in Paris, his brother said on Wednesday. Ould Daddah, 79, died on Tuesday night in the French capital's Val de Grace hospital, where he had been undergoing treatment for a long illness.

india Updated: Oct 15, 2003 15:54 IST

First Published: Oct 15, 2003 15:49 IST