Ex-central bank chief named Mauritania's PM

Mauritania's President Sidi Mohammad Ould Cheikh Abdallahi named former central bank governor Zein Ould Zeidane prime minister late on Friday 20 April.

Abdallahi, a 69-year-old economist and former minister, was sworn in on Thursday.

"The presidency announces that by decree Zein Ould Zeidane is named prime minister," Mauritania's state news agency said in radio broadcasts and on its web site.