Mauritania

Country Mauritania
Capital Nouakchott
Continent Africa
Currency Ouguiya(MRO)
Languages Arabic, Pulaar, Soninke, Wolof, French, Zenaga & Berber

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Independent from France in 1960, Mauritania annexed the southern third of the former Spanish Sahara (now Western Sahara) in 1976 but relinquished it after three years of raids by the Polisario guerrilla front seeking independence for the territory. Maaouya Ould Sid Ahmed TAYA seized power in a coup in 1984 and ruled Mauritania with a heavy hand for more than two decades. A series of presidential elections that he held were widely seen as flawed. A bloodless coup in August 2005 deposed President TAYA and ushered in a military council that oversaw a transition to democratic rule. Independent candidate Sidi Ould Cheikh ABDALLAHI was inaugurated in April 2007 as Mauritania's first freely and fairly elected president. His term ended prematurely in August 2008 when a military junta led by General Mohamed Ould Abdel AZIZ deposed him and ushered in a military council government. AZIZ was subsequently elected president in July 2009. The country continues to experience ethnic tensions among its black population (Afro-Mauritanians) and white and black Moor (Arab-Berber) communities, and is having to confront a growing terrorism threat by al-Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

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New government formed in Mauritania - Anadolu AgencyNew government formed in Mauritania  Anadolu Agency

*Fresh* cabinet announced on state TV after Mohamed Ould Ghazouani assumes presidency last week - Anadolu Agency.



Mauritania blogger once given death penalty for 'blasphemy' freed - Aljazeera.comMauritania blogger once given death penalty for 'blasphemy' freed  Aljazeera.com

Mkhaitir was initially sentenced to death for comments about Prophet Muhammad and the role of Islam in society.



Amnesty: Freed Mauritanian Blogger Arrives in Europe - VOA NewsAmnesty: Freed Mauritanian Blogger Arrives in Europe  VOA News

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Mauritania's new President must commit to addressing the country's appalling human rights record, by taking meaningful measures to end the scourge of slavery ...



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Slemha Sid'Ahmed is captain of her nation's first ever women's national team and battling the attitude of 'girls don't play football in Mauritania'.



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President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani in his first speech on Thursday said Mauritania's people had written an important page in the country's history and ...



Trump sends rep to August 1 investiture of new Mauritania president - Africanews EnglishTrump sends rep to August 1 investiture of new Mauritania president  Africanews English

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Sacrificial camels were waited to be sold at Marbat Livestock Market after their value increased due to drought and exportation with Senegal and Mali during Eid ...



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Mohamed Ould Ghazouani takes office in Mauritania, Mozambique's President Nyusi signs a peace deal with the opposition, and Speaker Pelosi leads a U.S. ...



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A newly completed definitive feasibility study for the Tiris uranium project in Mauritania has confirmed low capital operating costs for the development, Australian ...



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A Mauritanian blogger released last week after more than five years in jail has said he only "saw the sun six times" during his incarceration over blasphemy ...



ICE deports man awaiting hip replacement surgery to Mauritania - NBC NewsICE deports man awaiting hip replacement surgery to Mauritania  NBC News

A 60-year-old Ohio man who was waiting for hip replacement surgery was deported to his native Mauritania on Tuesday without the operation, according to his ...



Ghazouani sworn in as new Mauritanian president - Anadolu AgencyGhazouani sworn in as new Mauritanian president  Anadolu Agency

Ghazouani is 10th president of Mauritania since its independence from France in 1960 - Anadolu Agency.



Mauritania to conduct census for citizens in diaspora - Journalducameroun.com - EnglishMauritania to conduct census for citizens in diaspora  Journalducameroun.com - English

Published on 23.08.2019 at 14h21 by APA News. Share. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, speaking on Thursday in ...



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English News and Press Release on Mauritania about Agriculture, Food and Nutrition, Refugees and Drought; published on 05 Aug 2019 by FAO.



Saudi envoy awarded medal in Mauritania - ArabnewsSaudi envoy awarded medal in Mauritania  Arabnews

NOUAKCHOTT: President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania awarded Saudi Ambassador Hazza bin Zaben Al-Mutairi the Order of Merit (Commander ...



Mauritania president sacks minister 5 days before leaving office - Middle East MonitorMauritania president sacks minister 5 days before leaving office  Middle East Monitor

Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz yesterday sacked Health Minister Boubacar Kane just five days before he is due to step down from his post as ...



Kosmos Energy sees Mauritania, Senegal deal by year-end - ReutersKosmos Energy sees Mauritania, Senegal deal by year-end  Reuters

Oil and gas explorer Kosmos Energy expects to have agreed by the end of this year to sell down its stake in projects off the coast of Mauritania and Senegal in ...



UNICEF Mauritania Humanitarian Situation Report (April - June 2019) - Mauritania - ReliefWebUNICEF Mauritania Humanitarian Situation Report (April - June 2019) - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Mauritania about Contributions, Coordination, Children, Refugees and more; published on 30 Jun 2019 by UNICEF.



Mauritania: President Assigns Ismail Ould Sidia as PM - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishMauritania: President Assigns Ismail Ould Sidia as PM  Asharq Al-awsat English

Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould el-Ghazouani named former minister Ismail Ould Badah Ould Cheikh Sidia as prime minister and tasked him with forming ...



'I'm being punished': Guantanamo's 'most tortured detainee' still can't leave Mauritania - Middle East Eye'I'm being punished': Guantanamo's 'most tortured detainee' still can't leave Mauritania  Middle East Eye

Mohamedou Salahi says he is being blocked from having a passport as US does not want him to travel the world and recount his 14 years of abuse.



Mauritania: Submission to the United Nations committee on the elimination of racial discrimination 99th session, 5 -29 August 2019, Follow-up procedure - Mauritania - ReliefWebMauritania: Submission to the United Nations committee on the elimination of racial discrimination 99th session, 5 -29 August 2019, Follow-up procedure - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Mauritania about Protection and Human Rights; published on 31 Jul 2019 by Amnesty.



Mauritania: Blogger imprisoned for blasphemy set free, goes to Senegal - The North Africa PostMauritania: Blogger imprisoned for blasphemy set free, goes to Senegal  The North Africa Post

Mauritanian blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mkheitir, initially sentenced to death for blasphemy, “regained his freedom” after more than five and a half years in ...



Morocco boosts security at border crossing with Mauritania - The North Africa PostMorocco boosts security at border crossing with Mauritania  The North Africa Post

Morocco is tightening control over its southern borders with state-of-the-art technology to keep the Sahara and the whole country at bay from threats posed by ...



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Offshore staff. LUXEMBOURG – Pacific Drilling S.A. has issued an update on its drillship fleet. Offshore Mauritania, Total has awarded the Pacific Santa Ana a ...



PEN America: Release of Blogger in Mauritania "Long-Overdue Victory" - PEN AmericaPEN America: Release of Blogger in Mauritania "Long-Overdue Victory"  PEN America

The release of Mauritanian Facebook blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir, after having been jailed more than five years for "blasphemy," is a long overdue ...



Sahel: Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, the Niger and Senegal Regional overview - July 2019 - Mali - ReliefWebSahel: Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, the Niger and Senegal Regional overview - July 2019 - Mali  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Mali and 5 other countries about Agriculture, Food and Nutrition and IDPs; published on 05 Aug 2019 by FAO.



Mauritanian TV highlights Egypt's role in helping Mauritanian cadres - EgypttodayMauritanian TV highlights Egypt's role in helping Mauritanian cadres  Egypttoday

NOUAKCHOTT, Aug 6 (MENA) - The Mauritanian TV highlighted Egypt's key role in helping Mauritanian youth cadres over the past 55 years. This came on the ...



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Dubai: Telecommunications firm Etisalat are warning customers to secure themselves against hackers, after a company owner was billed over Dh24,000 for ...



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Uranium believer Aura Energy has reviewed its fully permitted Tiris project in Mauritania, finding the project remains “one of the most compelling uranium, ...



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Morocco is preparing to launch works to build a dual carriageway linking Dakhla to the southernmost tip of Guargarat on the borders with Mauritania. The 450 ...



Mauritania, Japan compete for Nigerian pelagics market amid quota restrictions - Undercurrent NewsMauritania, Japan compete for Nigerian pelagics market amid quota restrictions  Undercurrent News

Mauritania and Japan are in stiff competition to control Nigeria's pelagics market, amid tight quotas and import restrictions, reports the New Telegraph.



Mounting Signs of Major Shift in Mauritania-Polisario Ties - The North Africa PostMounting Signs of Major Shift in Mauritania-Polisario Ties  The North Africa Post

The feckless and corrupt Polisario leaders continue to suffer major setbacks, losing more grounds, allies, regional and international support. It seems that they ...



Pacific Drilling drillship awarded Mauritania work by Total - - Splash 247Pacific Drilling drillship awarded Mauritania work by Total -  Splash 247

New York-listed offshore driller Pacific Drilling has been awarded more work for 2011-built drillship Pacific Santa Ana . Total has exercised an option for the ...



Mauritania call up Entag El Harby's Amadou Niass - KingFutMauritania call up Entag El Harby's Amadou Niass  KingFut

Mauritania national team manager Corentin Martins has called-up Entag El Harby forward Amadou Niass.



Noura Mint Seymali takes Mauritania to the world - Chicago ReaderNoura Mint Seymali takes Mauritania to the world  Chicago Reader

Mauritania doesn't have the global pop footprint of its neighbor Senegal; its local musical culture is dominated by traditional forms played at weddings and other.



Mauritania remains stuck in the past, by Pierre Daum - Le Monde DiplomatiqueMauritania remains stuck in the past, by Pierre Daum  Le Monde Diplomatique

Mauritanian society set at independence into a racist structure, white above black. That is overlaid with strict Islamic observance, backed by Gulf money, and ...



Outlook, An unlikely friendship in Guantanamo Bay - BBC NewsOutlook, An unlikely friendship in Guantanamo Bay  BBC News

How a Mauritanian inmate and an American guard were brought together by a movie.



Mauritania’s Ould Abdel Aziz puts Morocco on an equal footing with the Polisario - Yabiladi in EnglishMauritania’s Ould Abdel Aziz puts Morocco on an equal footing with the Polisario  Yabiladi in English

Mauritania's outgoing president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was at the Nouakchott airport, Wednesday, when officials received guests invited to the inauguration ...



CHAN: Away wins for Uganda, Mali as Mauritania is held - FutaaCHAN: Away wins for Uganda, Mali as Mauritania is held  Futaa

Uganda, Mali, Namibia, and Ethiopia returned home with aggregate advantages as Mauritania and Zambia forced away draws in day One of the 2020 African ...



Xi's special envoy to attend Mauritanian presidential inauguration - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaXi's special envoy to attend Mauritanian presidential inauguration - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BEIJING, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping's special envoy Wang Dongming, also vice chairman of the National People's Congress Standing ...



Africans twice as likely to be denied UK visas ahead of Brexit - Quartz AfricaAfricans twice as likely to be denied UK visas ahead of Brexit  Quartz Africa

African applicants are more than twice as likely to be refused a UK visa than applicants from any other part of the world.



Mauritania: Widespread Arrests to Blunt Backlash Over Election - Human Rights WatchMauritania: Widespread Arrests to Blunt Backlash Over Election  Human Rights Watch

Mauritanian authorities detained for a week without charge at least three pro-opposition public figures apparently as part of efforts to smother dissent over the ...



Headed to Detroit's Trinosophes, Noura Mint Seymali is the Mauritanian psych-rock band we need now - Detroit Metro TimesHeaded to Detroit's Trinosophes, Noura Mint Seymali is the Mauritanian psych-rock band we need now  Detroit Metro Times

It's not every day that we're presented with agile and lush female-fronted psych-blues out of Northwest Africa, but we're sure glad Noura Mint Seymali is doing ...



The history of Jollof rice in West Africa—and the banter - Quartz AfricaThe history of Jollof rice in West Africa—and the banter  Quartz Africa

If you recently stumbled across what is loosely known as “African Twitter,” or other African social media spaces, you might have seen repeated mentions of Jollof ...



Mauritania's Ghazouani declared presidential vote winner - Al Jazeera EnglishMauritania's Ghazouani declared presidential vote winner  Al Jazeera English

The ruling party candidate Mohamed Ould Ghazouani wins the election with 52 percent of the vote, the election body says.



Why are states slow to ratify the Addis Ababa Convention? - University World NewsWhy are states slow to ratify the Addis Ababa Convention?  University World News

Nearly five years after its adoption and despite the many benefits it offers, only seven out of 55 African countries have ratified the Addis Ababa Convention which ...



Standardized husbandry training program launched for Arab countries - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaStandardized husbandry training program launched for Arab countries - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

YINCHUAN, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- A training program for Arab countries on standardized livestock production was launched on Friday in Yinchuan, capital city of ...



Mauritania set for first democratic transition of power - BBC NewsMauritania set for first democratic transition of power  BBC News

Mauritania has been voting in what may result in the first democratic transition of power since the West African country achieved independence in 1960.



Mauritanian President pays tribute to President of Republic's participation in his inauguration ceremony - Sahara Press ServiceMauritanian President pays tribute to President of Republic's participation in his inauguration ceremony  Sahara Press Service

Nouakchott, August 15, 2019 (SPS) - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Sheikh Al-Ghazwani paid high tribute to the personal presence of the President of ...



Mauritania: Authorities must exercise restraint in policing protests and lift the internet shutdown - Amnesty InternationalMauritania: Authorities must exercise restraint in policing protests and lift the internet shutdown  Amnesty International

The Mauritanian authorities must ensure respect for the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and exercise restraint when policing the protests planned for later ...



Army rangers to begin deployment to Mali in coming days - The Irish TimesArmy rangers to begin deployment to Mali in coming days  The Irish Times

Most dangerous UN mission will involve 14 Irish special forces personnel.



Argentina win 4-1 vs. Mauritania at COTIF L'Alcudia - mundoalbiceleste.comArgentina win 4-1 vs. Mauritania at COTIF L'Alcudia  mundoalbiceleste.com

Argentina defeated Mauritania 4-1 at COTIF L'Alcudia to start the tournament. The reigning champions were off to a flying start in the tournament. Coached by ...



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Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro addresses the Human Rights Council in Geneva in November 2015. Venezuela was a member of the U.N.'s top rights body in ...



Mauritania: 2 Bloggers Held for Defamation - Human Rights WatchMauritania: 2 Bloggers Held for Defamation  Human Rights Watch

Mauritanian authorities should free two bloggers arrested on March 22, 2019, and drop all charges related to their peaceful expression, Human Rights Watch ...



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Population growth, climate change, economic and agricultural expansion and deforestation are all placing greater pressures on the world's water supplies.



Mauritania shuts down internet after disputed elections - QuartzMauritania shuts down internet after disputed elections  Quartz

Connectivity was suspended after opposition candidates disputed the results of the recent elections.



Two Years After Legal Release, Mauritania Blogger Remains in Detention - VOA NewsTwo Years After Legal Release, Mauritania Blogger Remains in Detention  VOA News

Nearly six years after his arrest, and two years after he was legally set free, Mauritanian lawyers and international rights groups are calling for authorities to ...



Mauritania: Allow Ex-Guantanamo Detainee to Travel - Human Rights WatchMauritania: Allow Ex-Guantanamo Detainee to Travel  Human Rights Watch

Mauritanian authorities should issue a passport without delay to a former Guantanamo Bay detainee or explain the legal grounds for denying his right to travel, ...



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Mauritania resumes Internet services after 10-days cut - Anadolu AgencyMauritania resumes Internet services after 10-days cut  Anadolu Agency

Internet services were suspended as protests and riots broke out on June 23 after announcement of polls' initial results - Anadolu Agency.



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Former Tunisia captain Radhi Jaidi dismisses rumours linking him to the vacant national coaching position.



Post-election crackdown in Mauritania: Internet shutdown lifted, journalist remains in detention - Global VoicesPost-election crackdown in Mauritania: Internet shutdown lifted, journalist remains in detention  Global Voices

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France welcomes the smooth conduct of the presidential election in Mauritania on June 22, which took place in a calm climate.



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New York, July 3, 2019 -- Mauritanian authorities should immediately release journalists Seydi Moussa Camara and Ahmedou Ould al-Wadea, restore internet ...



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Mauritania: Bloggers languish in detention two months after their arrest for condemning corruption - Amnesty InternationalMauritania: Bloggers languish in detention two months after their arrest for condemning corruption  Amnesty International

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Despite small gains, the road to defeat all forms of slavery and human trafficking in Mauritania is long and paved with obstacles.



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His arrest—after unmasking an alleged Ponzi scheme—underlines the dangers of the United States turning a blind eye to corruption in the developing world.



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Rivalry and revelry mark Mauritania election campaign.



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For the past few days, free speech and anti-corruption activists have gathered outside a prison in Mauritania to demand the release of Abderrahmane Weddady ...



Mauritanian president calls for 'responsible' polls - Anadolu AgencyMauritanian president calls for 'responsible' polls  Anadolu Agency

NOUAKCHOTT. Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz on Tuesday called for “responsible competition” in regards to presidential elections slated for ...



2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Mauritania 0 Tunisia 0 - Sportstar2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Mauritania 0 Tunisia 0  Sportstar

Despite failing to win a game in Group E, Tunisia progressed to the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations as runner-up.



Local Mauritanian Community Calls On Steve Chabot For Help - WOSULocal Mauritanian Community Calls On Steve Chabot For Help  WOSU

Updated: Tuesday, 9:04 a.m. Cincinnati's Mauritanian community wants Congress to address human rights issues in their native country. Community.



Unshackled Yet Far From Free, Former Slaves Struggle in Mauritania - Voice of AmericaUnshackled Yet Far From Free, Former Slaves Struggle in Mauritania  Voice of America

Mbarka Mint Essatim was 23 when she discovered she was a slave. Her master's driver saw her doing heavy lifting one day and asked if she was paid.