Ex-Mauritanian president to teach at Qatar military school

Maaouiya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya has ruled Mauritania for 21 years until he was ousted in 2005. (File photo: AFP)

The former Mauritanian President Maaouiya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya will be teaching at a Doha-based military academy, the Mauritanian news agency reported on Saturday.

The ex- leader who has ruled the country for 21 years has been appointed as a teacher at the Ahmed Bin Mohammad Military School of Qatar, Sahara News reported.

The military school declined to comment on the news when contacted by Al Arabiya on Monday.

Taya was ousted in a military coup in 2005 and was granted political asylum in Qatar.

Mauritanian rights group accuse Taya of committing racial crimes during his rule between 1987 and 1991.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:41 - GMT 06:41