November 2008 — The websites of al-Anba' al-Ikhbari and Sahara Media, two news agencies in Maurtiania, are taken down in DDOS attacks. This is after the August 6 military coup replacing the democratically elected president, Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi, with a military junta. "Sahara Media has accused "national and foreign parties" of aiming to muzzle the site. Al-Anba', for its part, was far more specific in assigning blame. It said "some parties in the military regime in Nouakchott" are responsible or the sabotage." Menassat covered this.