Mauritania

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

Nouakchott

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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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Mauritania - Wikipedia
Mauritania - CIA World Fact Book
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Former Mauritanian president dies at 82 - Anadolu Agency
  1. Former Mauritanian president dies at 82  Anadolu Agency
  2. Gulftimes : Mauritanian ex-president Abdallahi dies  gulf-times.com
  3. Guerguerate : The Polisario has secretly sent a delegation to Mauritania  Yabiladi in English
  4. Mauritania's former President Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi dies  tns.world
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Mauritania: Revise Draft Associations Law - Human Rights WatchMauritania: Revise Draft Associations Law  Human Rights Watch

WFP Mauritania Country Brief, October 2020 - Mauritania - ReliefWebWFP Mauritania Country Brief, October 2020 - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

43 migrants die in Atlantic Ocean, says Mauritania - Anadolu Agency43 migrants die in Atlantic Ocean, says Mauritania  Anadolu Agency

Mauritania: UNHCR Operational Update as of 25 November 2020 - Mauritania - ReliefWebMauritania: UNHCR Operational Update as of 25 November 2020 - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

Algeria's news agency admits Morocco controls border crossing with Mauritania - The North Africa PostAlgeria's news agency admits Morocco controls border crossing with Mauritania  The North Africa Post

Growing Humanitarian Needs Among Migrants Rescued off Mauritanian Coast - Mauritania - ReliefWebGrowing Humanitarian Needs Among Migrants Rescued off Mauritanian Coast - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

Humanitarian Action for Children 2021 - Mauritania - Mauritania - ReliefWebHumanitarian Action for Children 2021 - Mauritania - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

Saudi Arabia mourns leading Mauritanian Muslim scholar - Gulf NewsSaudi Arabia mourns leading Mauritanian Muslim scholar  Gulf News

Moroccan truckers stuck on Mauritania border urge help - Arab NewsMoroccan truckers stuck on Mauritania border urge help  Arab News

Tomato Prices Plummet in Mauritania After Guerguerat Traffic Resumes - Morocco World NewsTomato Prices Plummet in Mauritania After Guerguerat Traffic Resumes  Morocco World News

Mauritanian markets face fresh produce shortages due to banditry - FreshPlaza.comMauritanian markets face fresh produce shortages due to banditry  FreshPlaza.com

Turkey, Mauritania discuss strengthening bilateral ties - Anadolu AgencyTurkey, Mauritania discuss strengthening bilateral ties  Anadolu Agency

Mauritania army reinforces positions along border with Morocco | MEO - Middle East OnlineMauritania army reinforces positions along border with Morocco | MEO  Middle East Online

Morocco troops launch operation in Western Sahara border zone - Al Jazeera EnglishMorocco troops launch operation in Western Sahara border zone  Al Jazeera English

CGEM: Mauritania to Ease Visa Requirements for Moroccan Entrepreneurs - Morocco World NewsCGEM: Mauritania to Ease Visa Requirements for Moroccan Entrepreneurs  Morocco World News

Morocco, Mauritania resolved to bolster their cooperation and expand its scope - The North Africa PostMorocco, Mauritania resolved to bolster their cooperation and expand its scope  The North Africa Post

Mauritania Rift Valley fever outbreak update - Outbreak News TodayMauritania Rift Valley fever outbreak update  Outbreak News Today

UNICEF Mauritania COVID-19 Situation Report No. 13: (21 October - 16 November 2020) - Mauritania - ReliefWebUNICEF Mauritania COVID-19 Situation Report No. 13: (21 October - 16 November 2020) - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

Rift Valley Fever – Mauritania - Mauritania - ReliefWebRift Valley Fever – Mauritania - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

Mauritania Source Denies Creation of Friendship Committee With Polisario - Morocco World NewsMauritania Source Denies Creation of Friendship Committee With Polisario  Morocco World News

Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim Make Late Entry Into Awards Race With STXfilms’ ‘The Mauritanian’ (EXCLUSIVE) - VarietyJodie Foster, Tahar Rahim Make Late Entry Into Awards Race With STXfilms’ ‘The Mauritanian’ (EXCLUSIVE)  Variety

Kosmos scraps Mauritania, Senegal sale plans - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy VoiceKosmos scraps Mauritania, Senegal sale plans - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

WFP Mauritania Country Brief, September 2020 - Mauritania - ReliefWebWFP Mauritania Country Brief, September 2020 - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

Mauritania's Ahmed Yahya latest to bid for Caf presidency - BBC NewsMauritania's Ahmed Yahya latest to bid for Caf presidency  BBC News

Afcon Qualifiers: Burundi Thrashes Mauritania 3-1 - Taarifa RwandaAfcon Qualifiers: Burundi Thrashes Mauritania 3-1  Taarifa Rwanda

Sahara: Outpouring of support to Morocco following recent events in Guerguarat continues - The North Africa PostSahara: Outpouring of support to Morocco following recent events in Guerguarat continues  The North Africa Post

Kuwait condoles with Mauritania over ex-president's death - MENAFN.COMKuwait condoles with Mauritania over ex-president's death  MENAFN.COM

Minister of Foreign Affairs received by Mauritanian President as an envoy of President of Republic - Sahara Press ServiceMinister of Foreign Affairs received by Mauritanian President as an envoy of President of Republic  Sahara Press Service

Guerguerate : With the blessing of the UN and the United States, is Mauritania conducting mediation ? - Yabiladi in EnglishGuerguerate : With the blessing of the UN and the United States, is Mauritania conducting mediation ?  Yabiladi in English

West Africans are dying trying to reach the Canary Islands - The EconomistWest Africans are dying trying to reach the Canary Islands  The Economist

Tunisia, Sudan, and Mauritania join Arab Union for International Exhibitions and Conferences - WAM ENTunisia, Sudan, and Mauritania join Arab Union for International Exhibitions and Conferences  WAM EN

King sends cable to Mauritania on independence day - Ammon NewsKing sends cable to Mauritania on independence day  Ammon News

"Mauritanian" Enters The Awards Race - Dark Horizons"Mauritanian" Enters The Awards Race  Dark Horizons

Western Sahara: El Guerguerat - Mauritania Expresses Reservations About 2nd Morocco's Sand Wall - AllAfrica.comWestern Sahara: El Guerguerat - Mauritania Expresses Reservations About 2nd Morocco's Sand Wall  AllAfrica.com

Morocco says its move in Sahara 'not military action' - Middle East MonitorMorocco says its move in Sahara 'not military action'  Middle East Monitor

CAF Champs League: Nouadhibou-Asante Kotoko match moved to November 29 - Graphic OnlineCAF Champs League: Nouadhibou-Asante Kotoko match moved to November 29  Graphic Online

El Guerguerat: Mauritania expresses reservations about 2nd Morocco's sand wall - Sahara Press ServiceEl Guerguerat: Mauritania expresses reservations about 2nd Morocco's sand wall  Sahara Press Service

Can Mauritania Protect Its Political Stability? - Carnegie Endowment for International PeaceCan Mauritania Protect Its Political Stability?  Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

King Mohammed VI willing to visit Mauritania - Yabiladi in EnglishKing Mohammed VI willing to visit Mauritania  Yabiladi in English

GICA to export clinker to Dominican Republic and Haiti - International Cement ReviewGICA to export clinker to Dominican Republic and Haiti  International Cement Review

Mauritania: Free Activists Held on Blasphemy Charges - Human Rights WatchMauritania: Free Activists Held on Blasphemy Charges  Human Rights Watch

Asante Kotoko depart for Mauritania ahead of CAF CL clash against Nouadhibou FC - Ghanasoccernet.comAsante Kotoko depart for Mauritania ahead of CAF CL clash against Nouadhibou FC  Ghanasoccernet.com

Mauritania: A racial pyramid seemingly resistant to change - Global VoicesMauritania: A racial pyramid seemingly resistant to change  Global Voices

Kotoko arrive in Mauritania for FC Nouadhibou clash - Kickgh.comKotoko arrive in Mauritania for FC Nouadhibou clash  Kickgh.com

Football: Africa roundup: Senegal rise to 17th in world rankings - RTL TodayFootball: Africa roundup: Senegal rise to 17th in world rankings  RTL Today

Mauritania's Economic and Social Ambitions Collide: The Story of Diawling Park - Carnegie Endowment for International PeaceMauritania's Economic and Social Ambitions Collide: The Story of Diawling Park  Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Islamic Republic of Mauritania : Fifth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, and Request for Augmentation of Access-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Islamic Republic of Mauritania - International Monetary FundIslamic Republic of Mauritania : Fifth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, and Request for Augmentation of Access-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Islamic Republic of Mauritania  International Monetary Fund

Mauritania releases ex-president amid corruption probe - Anadolu AgencyMauritania releases ex-president amid corruption probe  Anadolu Agency

Mauritania 's president names new premier - Anadolu AgencyMauritania 's president names new premier  Anadolu Agency

Upcoming Elections in Africa - US Embassy in Mauritania - USEmbassy.govUpcoming Elections in Africa  US Embassy in Mauritania - USEmbassy.gov

Mauritania: President Should Lead Reform Process - Human Rights WatchMauritania: President Should Lead Reform Process  Human Rights Watch

IMF Executive Board Completes Fifth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Approves Augmentation and US$52 Million Disbursement - International Monetary FundIMF Executive Board Completes Fifth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Approves Augmentation and US$52 Million Disbursement  International Monetary Fund

Mauritanian delegation in Mali to meet coup leaders - Anadolu AgencyMauritanian delegation in Mali to meet coup leaders  Anadolu Agency

Mauritania: Critic of former president returns from exile - Africanews EnglishMauritania: Critic of former president returns from exile  Africanews English

Secretary Pompeo's Phone Call with Mauritanian President Ghazouani - US Embassy in Mauritania - USEmbassy.govSecretary Pompeo's Phone Call with Mauritanian President Ghazouani  US Embassy in Mauritania - USEmbassy.gov

Mauritania again issues tender for LTE license auction - GlobeNewswireMauritania again issues tender for LTE license auction  GlobeNewswire

Mauritania President Appoints New Government - Voice of AmericaMauritania President Appoints New Government  Voice of America

Travel - Chinguetti: Mauritania's ancient Saharan city - BBC NewsTravel - Chinguetti: Mauritania's ancient Saharan city  BBC News

Dozens feared drowned after migrant boat sinks off Mauritania - Times of IndiaDozens feared drowned after migrant boat sinks off Mauritania  Times of India

Ambassador Michael Dodman Independence Day Remarks - US Embassy in Mauritania - USEmbassy.govAmbassador Michael Dodman Independence Day Remarks  US Embassy in Mauritania - USEmbassy.gov

Launch of the work of the parliamentary friendship group between Mauritania and the United States - US Embassy in Mauritania - USEmbassy.govLaunch of the work of the parliamentary friendship group between Mauritania and the United States  US Embassy in Mauritania - USEmbassy.gov

How to watch Australia v India this summer - cricket.com.auHow to watch Australia v India this summer  cricket.com.au

Special Envoy for the Sahel Region Dr. J. Peter Pham Travel to Mauritania, France, and Niger - US Embassy in Mauritania - USEmbassy.govSpecial Envoy for the Sahel Region Dr. J. Peter Pham Travel to Mauritania, France, and Niger  US Embassy in Mauritania - USEmbassy.gov

Kaizer Chiefs under pressure as 2021 CAF Champions League starts - Borneo Bulletin OnlineKaizer Chiefs under pressure as 2021 CAF Champions League starts  Borneo Bulletin Online

Keeping Terrorism at Bay in Mauritania - Africa Center for Strategic StudiesKeeping Terrorism at Bay in Mauritania  Africa Center for Strategic Studies

Bankily brings digital banking revolution in Mauritania - PR Newswire IndiaBankily brings digital banking revolution in Mauritania  PR Newswire India

Mauritania’s Fading Promise and Uncertain Future - Fair ObserverMauritania’s Fading Promise and Uncertain Future  Fair Observer

NATO's Science for Peace and Security Programme supports Mauritania to deal with crisis management - NATO HQNATO's Science for Peace and Security Programme supports Mauritania to deal with crisis management  NATO HQ

Mauritanian Ex-President in Police Custody for Corruption Charges - Africanews EnglishMauritanian Ex-President in Police Custody for Corruption Charges  Africanews English

Mauritania – Health Alert - US Embassy in Mauritania - USEmbassy.govMauritania – Health Alert  US Embassy in Mauritania - USEmbassy.gov

First Person: False promises in Mauritania | | UN News - UN NewsFirst Person: False promises in Mauritania | | UN News  UN News

Mauritania releases ex-president week after arrest for corruption - Aljazeera.comMauritania releases ex-president week after arrest for corruption  Aljazeera.com

Mauritanian operators acquire 4G licences – at long last - Developing TelecomsMauritanian operators acquire 4G licences – at long last  Developing Telecoms

Local priest: The Canary Islands are 'turning into a prison' for migrants - America MagazineLocal priest: The Canary Islands are 'turning into a prison' for migrants  America Magazine

Mauritania: Floods - Sep 2020 - ReliefWebMauritania: Floods - Sep 2020  ReliefWeb

Mauritania: Prison Terms for Men Celebrating Birthday - Human Rights WatchMauritania: Prison Terms for Men Celebrating Birthday  Human Rights Watch

How COVID-19 Affects Nomadic Herders: IOM's Transhumance Tracking Tool Launched in Mauritania - Mauritania - ReliefWebHow COVID-19 Affects Nomadic Herders: IOM's Transhumance Tracking Tool Launched in Mauritania - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

Mauritania: is it fighting corruption or is there a soft coup? - Middle East MonitorMauritania: is it fighting corruption or is there a soft coup?  Middle East Monitor

Coronavirus | Mauritania records first coronavirus death - The HinduCoronavirus | Mauritania records first coronavirus death  The Hindu

Mauritania to Strengthen its COVID-19 Response - Mauritania - ReliefWebMauritania to Strengthen its COVID-19 Response - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

Mauritania: UNHCR Fact Sheet (September 2020) - Mauritania - ReliefWebMauritania: UNHCR Fact Sheet (September 2020) - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

Perfect time for Mamelodi Sundowns boss Patrice Motsepe to lead Caf - IOLPerfect time for Mamelodi Sundowns boss Patrice Motsepe to lead Caf  IOL

Deputy Coordinator for the US State Department's Bureau of Counterterrorism travels to Mauritania - US Embassy in Mauritania - USEmbassy.govDeputy Coordinator for the US State Department's Bureau of Counterterrorism travels to Mauritania  US Embassy in Mauritania - USEmbassy.gov

Morocco, Mauritania Discuss Synergy in Fisheries, Mining, Agriculture - Morocco World NewsMorocco, Mauritania Discuss Synergy in Fisheries, Mining, Agriculture  Morocco World News

Mauritania's president shuffles cabinet after corruption report - RFI EnglishMauritania's president shuffles cabinet after corruption report  RFI English

Mauritania affirms good ties with Syria's Assad regime - Anadolu AgencyMauritania affirms good ties with Syria's Assad regime  Anadolu Agency

Mauritania receives new medical donation from Jack Ma, Alibaba foundations - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaMauritania receives new medical donation from Jack Ma, Alibaba foundations - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Act Now: Experiences and recommendations of girls and boys in West Africa during COVID-19 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebAct Now: Experiences and recommendations of girls and boys in West Africa during COVID-19 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Senegal to play Morocco, Mauritania in friendlies in October - cgtn.comSenegal to play Morocco, Mauritania in friendlies in October  cgtn.com

Former Mauritanian president questioned by police for second day - RFI EnglishFormer Mauritanian president questioned by police for second day  RFI English

ERC inaugurates residential village in Mauritania's Hodh Region - WAM ENERC inaugurates residential village in Mauritania's Hodh Region  WAM EN

Mauritania supports 'good judgment' of UAE leadership on Israel accord -WAM - ReutersMauritania supports 'good judgment' of UAE leadership on Israel accord -WAM  Reuters

Russia urges political solution for Sahara - The North Africa PostRussia urges political solution for Sahara  The North Africa Post

Mauritania parliament probes ex-president's rule - Anadolu AgencyMauritania parliament probes ex-president's rule  Anadolu Agency

20 Mali soldiers killed at army camp attack near Mali-Mauritania border - The Hindu20 Mali soldiers killed at army camp attack near Mali-Mauritania border  The Hindu

Perma-Blooms off Mauritania - nasa.govPerma-Blooms off Mauritania  nasa.gov

Mauritania: Improving Education to Foster Social Cohesion and Support Economic Development - Mauritania - ReliefWebMauritania: Improving Education to Foster Social Cohesion and Support Economic Development - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

Mauritania freezes assets of ex-president while searching for more abroad - Middle East MonitorMauritania freezes assets of ex-president while searching for more abroad  Middle East Monitor

Arrests made after funds embezzled from Mauritania Central Bank - Middle East MonitorArrests made after funds embezzled from Mauritania Central Bank  Middle East Monitor