Zeidane Ould Hmeida

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Zeidane Ould Hmeida (born 1955?[1]) is a former politician in Mauritania. During the presidency of Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya, Hmeida was appointed as Minister of Industry and Mines on November 4, 2001,[2] with his responsibilities including oil;[1] he was then appointed as Minister of Oil and Energy, a new portfolio,[1][3] by Taya on March 29, 2005.[3] Hmeida lost his position in August 2005, when Taya was overthrown.


  1. ^ a b c Abdelaziz Barrouhi, "« Priorité à la lutte contre la pauvreté »", Jeuneafrique.com, June 12, 2005 (French).
  2. ^ List of members of the government of Mauritania (2002 archive page), presse-francophonie.org (French).
  3. ^ a b "Mauritanian ministers get huge bonus hike", Reuters (IOL), March 30, 2005.