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November 20, 2012

Mauritanian President Prepares to Return Home

by VOA News

Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz says he will return to his country "in a few days," following treatment in France for a gunshot wound.

The president spoke to journalists Tuesday in Paris, after meeting with French President Francois Hollande.

Aziz was shot by a soldier outside the Mauritanian capital October 13, in what was described as an accident.  He was airlifted to France for treatment the following day.

He was discharged from a Paris hospital last month but has yet to return home.

Lawmakers have demanded updates on his condition, amid questions about who is running the country in his absence.