2008 Mauritanian coup d'état
The 2008 Mauritanian coup d'état was a military coup that took place in Mauritania on August 6, 2008, when President Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi was ousted from power by the Armed Forces of Mauritania, led by a group of high-ranking generals he had dismissed from office earlier that day.
|Date||August 6, 2008|
|Target||Presidential Palace, Nouakchott|
|Organised by||Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz|
|Participants||Faction within the Armed Forces|