Mauritania

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

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Introduction

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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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: Floods from heavy rains in Nouakchott - Africanews EnglishMauritania: Floods from heavy rains in Nouakchott  Africanews English

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

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

Malian soldiers killed in attack near Mauritania border - Al Jazeera EnglishMalian soldiers killed in attack near Mauritania border  Al Jazeera English

Kinross Gold CEO sees 'very low' risk of unrest spreading to Mauritania - Reuters IndiaKinross Gold CEO sees 'very low' risk of unrest spreading to Mauritania  Reuters India

Mauritania: UNHCR Operational Update as of 15 September 2020 - Mauritania - ReliefWebMauritania: UNHCR Operational Update as of 15 September 2020 - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

WFP Mauritania Country Brief, August 2020 - Mauritania - ReliefWebWFP Mauritania Country Brief, August 2020 - 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

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

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: African Development Bank extends $2.1 million for rollout of Disaster Risk Financing - Africanews EnglishMauritania: African Development Bank extends $2.1 million for rollout of Disaster Risk Financing  Africanews English

Mauritania: AfDB Supports Mauritania With US$2.1 Million - AllAfrica.comMauritania: AfDB Supports Mauritania With US$2.1 Million  AllAfrica.com

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

Mauritania: AfDB grant to advance climate risk management solutions - ESI AfricaMauritania: AfDB grant to advance climate risk management solutions  ESI Africa

Mauritania/Bassiknou: Floods Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF Operation MDRMR012 - Mauritania - ReliefWebMauritania/Bassiknou: Floods Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF Operation MDRMR012 - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

Press Statement for SE Peter Pham Following his Meeting with President Ghazouani - US Embassy in Mauritania - USEmbassy.govPress Statement for SE Peter Pham Following his Meeting with President Ghazouani  US Embassy in Mauritania - USEmbassy.gov

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

Former Mauritania president refuses to reveal source of wealth - Middle East MonitorFormer Mauritania president refuses to reveal source of wealth  Middle East Monitor

Total commissions triple-source 3D seismic survey offshore Mauritania - Offshore Oil and Gas MagazineTotal commissions triple-source 3D seismic survey offshore Mauritania  Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine

Ex-Mauritania president released on conditional bail – Middle East Monitor - Middle East MonitorEx-Mauritania president released on conditional bail – Middle East Monitor  Middle East Monitor

South-South Cooperation to tackle climate change - UN EnvironmentSouth-South Cooperation to tackle climate change  UN Environment

West Africa Seasonal Monitor (01-10 September 2020) - Mali - ReliefWebWest Africa Seasonal Monitor (01-10 September 2020) - Mali  ReliefWeb

MAURITANIA: Elecnor withdraws from the Boulenouar wind power project in favour of Siemens - AFRIK 21MAURITANIA: Elecnor withdraws from the Boulenouar wind power project in favour of Siemens  AFRIK 21

Mauritania: IMF raises the worth of its ECF deal - Ecofin Agency: Economic information from AfricaMauritania: IMF raises the worth of its ECF deal  Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa

Mamadou Oury Diallo - Equal TimesMamadou Oury Diallo  Equal Times

Africa: Senegal Line Up Morocco, Mauritania Friendlies - AllAfrica.comAfrica: Senegal Line Up Morocco, Mauritania Friendlies  AllAfrica.com

Mauritania's ex-president says 'victim of score settling' - Guardian NigeriaMauritania's ex-president says 'victim of score settling'  Guardian Nigeria

Bringing a Digital Banking Revolution in Mauritania - The Fintech TimesBringing a Digital Banking Revolution in Mauritania  The Fintech Times

Mauritania releases former president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz a week after arrest for corruption - News24Mauritania releases former president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz a week after arrest for corruption  News24

Shearwater Geo to Shoot Seismic for Total in Mauritania - Offshore EngineerShearwater Geo to Shoot Seismic for Total in Mauritania  Offshore Engineer

News: Fighting COVID-19 with science, 07-Sep.-2020 - NATO HQNews: Fighting COVID-19 with science, 07-Sep.-2020  NATO HQ

West Africa Seasonal Monitor (20-31 August 2020) - Mali - ReliefWebWest Africa Seasonal Monitor (20-31 August 2020) - Mali  ReliefWeb

Sahel: New diplomas in hand—and proud of it—these women entrepreneurs are ready for the uncertainties of pastoral life - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebSahel: New diplomas in hand—and proud of it—these women entrepreneurs are ready for the uncertainties of pastoral life - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

Kinross unconcerned Mali political foment will spread to neighbouring Mauritania - Mining MXKinross unconcerned Mali political foment will spread to neighbouring Mauritania  Mining MX

Kosmos sheds frontier portfolio - Petroleum EconomistKosmos sheds frontier portfolio  Petroleum Economist

Toy ship inspired by British boys' adventure begins journey around Caribbean - Border TelegraphToy ship inspired by British boys' adventure begins journey around Caribbean  Border Telegraph

Convincing Morocco to normalise ties with Israel won't be easy - TRT WorldConvincing Morocco to normalise ties with Israel won't be easy  TRT World

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

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

Date Fruit Market May See Robust Growth by 2025 | Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Pakistan - The Daily ChronicleDate Fruit Market May See Robust Growth by 2025 | Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Pakistan  The Daily Chronicle

Mauritania's president appoints a new government - Al Jazeera EnglishMauritania's president appoints a new government  Al Jazeera English

French troops stay in Mali after coup, no end in sight - The Associated PressFrench troops stay in Mali after coup, no end in sight  The Associated Press

Mauritania releases ex-president week after arrest for corruption - Al Jazeera EnglishMauritania releases ex-president week after arrest for corruption  Al Jazeera English

Civil Society Groups Introduce People's Scorecard on Fifth Anniversary of SDGs | News - IISD Reporting ServicesCivil Society Groups Introduce People's Scorecard on Fifth Anniversary of SDGs | News  IISD Reporting Services

Senegal to adapt tax framework that will boost Rosso Bridge construction - Construction ReviewSenegal to adapt tax framework that will boost Rosso Bridge construction  Construction Review

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

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

Without the Palestinians, Israeli Normalization Is Still Beyond Reach - Carnegie Endowment for International PeaceWithout the Palestinians, Israeli Normalization Is Still Beyond Reach  Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

OPINION: Mali coup puts region's oil and gas industry on edge - Upstream OnlineOPINION: Mali coup puts region's oil and gas industry on edge  Upstream Online

Islamic Republic of Mauritania : Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Islamic Republic of Mauritania - International Monetary FundIslamic Republic of Mauritania : Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Islamic Republic of Mauritania  International Monetary Fund

Kamara's goal and Onomah's assist send Fulham into EFL Cup fourth round - Goal.comKamara's goal and Onomah's assist send Fulham into EFL Cup fourth round  Goal.com

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

Executive Board Approves a US$130 Million Disbursement to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania to address the COVID-19 Pandemic - International Monetary FundExecutive Board Approves a US$130 Million Disbursement to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania to address the COVID-19 Pandemic  International Monetary Fund

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

Thousands left homeless by Greek refugee camp fire protest - MintThousands left homeless by Greek refugee camp fire protest  Mint

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

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

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

Distribution partnership will fuel Astec’s African expansion strategy - African Mining MarketDistribution partnership will fuel Astec’s African expansion strategy  African Mining Market

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

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

COVID-19 Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 29 (16 September 2020) - South Africa - ReliefWebCOVID-19 Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 29 (16 September 2020) - South Africa  ReliefWeb

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

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

24 Malian soldiers killed in ambush near Mauritania border - The Hindu24 Malian soldiers killed in ambush near Mauritania border  The Hindu

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

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

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

European Army Plans Face Battlefield Reality in Africa - The Wall Street JournalEuropean Army Plans Face Battlefield Reality in Africa  The Wall Street Journal

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

KGC: 3 High Profit Mining Stocks Under $10 - StockNews.comKGC: 3 High Profit Mining Stocks Under $10  StockNews.com

UNHCR Sahel Crisis Response External Operational Update 01-31 July 2020 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebUNHCR Sahel Crisis Response External Operational Update 01-31 July 2020 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

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

Libra Consortium takes final investment decision on Mero-3 FPSO in Brazil's pre-salt - PRNewswireLibra Consortium takes final investment decision on Mero-3 FPSO in Brazil's pre-salt  PRNewswire

Embassy Nouakchott Health - US Embassy in Mauritania - USEmbassy.govEmbassy Nouakchott Health  US Embassy in Mauritania - USEmbassy.gov

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

Human Rights Council holds dialogues with Commission of Inquiry on Burundi and Commission on human rights in South Sudan, starts dialogue with fact-finding mission on Venezuela - Burundi - ReliefWebHuman Rights Council holds dialogues with Commission of Inquiry on Burundi and Commission on human rights in South Sudan, starts dialogue with fact-finding mission on Venezuela - Burundi  ReliefWeb

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

On the Chinese Communist Party's Extra-Territorial Authoritarianism - US Embassy in Mauritania - USEmbassy.govOn the Chinese Communist Party's Extra-Territorial Authoritarianism  US Embassy in Mauritania - USEmbassy.gov

Mauritania: call for proposals to enhance COVID-19 response - GOV.UKMauritania: call for proposals to enhance COVID-19 response  GOV.UK

Embassy Nouakchott Health Alert - US Embassy in Mauritania - USEmbassy.govEmbassy Nouakchott Health Alert  US Embassy in Mauritania - USEmbassy.gov

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

Wall St falls on virus fears, stimulus uncertainty - NasdaqWall St falls on virus fears, stimulus uncertainty  Nasdaq

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

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

B2Gold sees Mali 'heading in right direction' - Creamer Media's Mining WeeklyB2Gold sees Mali 'heading in right direction'  Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

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

Welcome to Mbera - Mauritania - ReliefWebWelcome to Mbera - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

Mauritania to Improve its Health System and Delivery of Essential Services - Mauritania - ReliefWebMauritania to Improve its Health System and Delivery of Essential Services - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

Mauritania: Presidential Transition - Human Rights WatchMauritania: Presidential Transition  Human Rights Watch

TSX drops as COVID-19 cases rise; oil weighs - NasdaqTSX drops as COVID-19 cases rise; oil weighs  Nasdaq

Mauritania reports 22 coronavirus cases - One News PageMauritania reports 22 coronavirus cases  One News Page

Inside Mauritania's winning strategy against Sahel terrorists - Africanews EnglishInside Mauritania's winning strategy against Sahel terrorists  Africanews English

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 scales back pandemic restrictions | MEO - Middle East OnlineMauritania scales back pandemic restrictions | MEO  Middle East Online

GIEWS Country Brief: Mauritania: 03-April-2020 - Mauritania - ReliefWebGIEWS Country Brief: Mauritania: 03-April-2020 - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

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

19 Killed in Attack on Mali Army Base Near Mauritania Border - VOA News19 Killed in Attack on Mali Army Base Near Mauritania Border  VOA News