Former Mauritanian minister Maty Mint Hamady is cheered by supporters after her election as the first woman president of the 'Communaute Urbaine' ('Municipal Administration') of Nouakchott

Former Mauritanian minister Maty Mint Hamady (Center - green sash) is cheered by supporters after her election as the first woman president of the 'Communaute Urbaine' ('Municipal Administration') of Nouakchott

Former Mauritanian minister Maty Mint Hamady (Center R) poses for a photograph following her election as the first woman president of the 'Communaute Urbaine' ('Municipal Administration') of Nouakchott

Former Mauritanian minister Maty Mint Hamady speaks on the phone following her election as the first woman president of the 'Communaute Urbaine' ('Municipal Administration') of Nouakchott