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
Mauritania - BBC
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Ba: Mauritania must give everything to make the Arab Cup - FIFA.comBa: Mauritania must give everything to make the Arab Cup  FIFA.com

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Gender Equality: A Necessary Condition for Promoting Inclusive Growth in Mauritania - World Bank GroupGender Equality: A Necessary Condition for Promoting Inclusive Growth in Mauritania  World Bank Group

Mauritania may be changing for the better - The EconomistMauritania may be changing for the better  The Economist

Refugees and locals in Mauritania exchange strategies for adapting to climate change - Mauritania - ReliefWebRefugees and locals in Mauritania exchange strategies for adapting to climate change - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

‘The Mauritanian’ movie review: Jodie Foster elevates legal drama to a whole new level - The Hindu‘The Mauritanian’ movie review: Jodie Foster elevates legal drama to a whole new level  The Hindu

Mauritania: UNHCR Operational Update May 2021 - Mauritania - ReliefWebMauritania: UNHCR Operational Update May 2021 - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

WFP Mauritania Country Brief, May 2021 - Mauritania - ReliefWebWFP Mauritania Country Brief, May 2021 - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

CWP & Mauritanian Govt to Build Green H2 Plant, but will Citizens Benefit? - SaurenergyCWP & Mauritanian Govt to Build Green H2 Plant, but will Citizens Benefit?  Saurenergy

Wind and solar powered 30GW green hydrogen giant on horizon for Mauritania | Recharge - RechargeWind and solar powered 30GW green hydrogen giant on horizon for Mauritania | Recharge  Recharge

CWP plans 30GW wind and solar power-to-x in Mauritania - Windpower MonthlyCWP plans 30GW wind and solar power-to-x in Mauritania  Windpower Monthly

Energy Voice CWP signs $40bn MoU with Mauritania on green hydrogen 9 hours ago - Energy VoiceEnergy Voice CWP signs $40bn MoU with Mauritania on green hydrogen 9 hours ago  Energy Voice

Focus - Desert libraries in Mauritania: Treasures in need of protection - FRANCE 24Focus - Desert libraries in Mauritania: Treasures in need of protection  FRANCE 24

Two Days Are All You Need in Mauritania's Capital - Houstonia MagazineTwo Days Are All You Need in Mauritania's Capital  Houstonia Magazine

Awful and Awesome Ep 213: The Mauritanian, Maharani, Indian Summer School - NewslaundryAwful and Awesome Ep 213: The Mauritanian, Maharani, Indian Summer School  Newslaundry

Morocco, Mauritania pledge to deepen bilateral ties - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaMorocco, Mauritania pledge to deepen bilateral ties - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Needy families in Mauritania and Nigeria benefit from KSrelief surgery projects - Arab NewsNeedy families in Mauritania and Nigeria benefit from KSrelief surgery projects  Arab News

DCM's Opening Remarks for UNODC Workshop - US Embassy in Mauritania - USEmbassy.govDCM's Opening Remarks for UNODC Workshop  US Embassy in Mauritania - USEmbassy.gov

The Family Man 2, Mortal Kombat, The Mauritanian: What to watch this weekend - The Indian ExpressThe Family Man 2, Mortal Kombat, The Mauritanian: What to watch this weekend  The Indian Express

The Hydrogen Stream: 30 GW power-to-X project in Mauritania, 250 MW of wind for power-to-X in Denmark - pv magazine InternationalThe Hydrogen Stream: 30 GW power-to-X project in Mauritania, 250 MW of wind for power-to-X in Denmark  pv magazine International

Kinross Temporarily Suspends Mill Operations in Mauritania Due to Fire - MarketWatchKinross Temporarily Suspends Mill Operations in Mauritania Due to Fire  MarketWatch

Skeletal remains found in Tobago on board boat from Mauritania - Middle East EyeSkeletal remains found in Tobago on board boat from Mauritania  Middle East Eye

Delort: Montpellier forward out of Algeria’s games against Mauritania, Mali and Tunisia - Goal.comDelort: Montpellier forward out of Algeria’s games against Mauritania, Mali and Tunisia  Goal.com

Aya grows gold resources in Mauritania, launches feasibility - Kitco NEWSAya grows gold resources in Mauritania, launches feasibility  Kitco NEWS

Morocco, Mauritania to Hold High Joint Committee Meeting - Asharq Al-awsat - EnglishMorocco, Mauritania to Hold High Joint Committee Meeting  Asharq Al-awsat - English

Kinross suspends gold mill in Mauritania due to a fire - Kitco NEWSKinross suspends gold mill in Mauritania due to a fire  Kitco NEWS

The Mauritanian Movie Review: Tahar Rahim Brilliantly Captures the Anguish at Gu - News18The Mauritanian Movie Review: Tahar Rahim Brilliantly Captures the Anguish at Gu  News18

Mauritania: deputy mayor cleans the streets | Free Malaysia Today - Free Malaysia TodayMauritania: deputy mayor cleans the streets | Free Malaysia Today  Free Malaysia Today

Ambassador Cynthia Kierscht - US Embassy in Mauritania - USEmbassy.govAmbassador Cynthia Kierscht  US Embassy in Mauritania - USEmbassy.gov

Friendlies provide lessons and questions for African giants - FIFA.comFriendlies provide lessons and questions for African giants  FIFA.com

Saudi parliamentary panels meets with Mauritanian, Cameroonian envoys - Saudi GazetteSaudi parliamentary panels meets with Mauritanian, Cameroonian envoys  Saudi Gazette

71st Berlinale opens public festival with Kevin Macdonald's The Mauritanian - WSWS71st Berlinale opens public festival with Kevin Macdonald's The Mauritanian  WSWS

Boat came from Mauritania - Trinidad & Tobago Express NewspapersBoat came from Mauritania  Trinidad & Tobago Express Newspapers

Morocco Donates COVID-19 Vaccines Lot to Mauritania - Morocco World NewsMorocco Donates COVID-19 Vaccines Lot to Mauritania  Morocco World News

The World Bank allocates $ 40 million to employ young people in Mauritania - Market Research TelecastThe World Bank allocates $ 40 million to employ young people in Mauritania  Market Research Telecast

Protesters call for Western Sahara autonomy amid tension between Morocco and Spain - EuronewsProtesters call for Western Sahara autonomy amid tension between Morocco and Spain  Euronews

Precarious situation in the Sahel, urgent action needed to face the lean season - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebPrecarious situation in the Sahel, urgent action needed to face the lean season - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

12 innovations helping to grow Africa's next natural wonder - World Economic Forum12 innovations helping to grow Africa's next natural wonder  World Economic Forum

Mauritania extremists create hit-list of Christian leaders - Mission Network NewsMauritania extremists create hit-list of Christian leaders  Mission Network News

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 20 June 2021, 6 pm EAT - Africanews EnglishCoronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 20 June 2021, 6 pm EAT  Africanews English

Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Launches Alliance to Fight Avoidable Blindness (AFAB) II in Djibouti - Africanews EnglishIslamic Development Bank (IsDB) Launches Alliance to Fight Avoidable Blindness (AFAB) II in Djibouti  Africanews English

Egypt U20 open Arab Cup with comfortable victory over Niger - KingFutEgypt U20 open Arab Cup with comfortable victory over Niger  KingFut

Kinross reports fire at Tasiast mine - Creamer Media's Mining WeeklyKinross reports fire at Tasiast mine  Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

Mauritania begins COVID-19 vaccination campaign - Anadolu AgencyMauritania begins COVID-19 vaccination campaign  Anadolu Agency

From Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani, President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania - AZERTAC NewsFrom Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani, President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania  AZERTAC News

Spain: 45 migrants brought to shore on Gran Canaria - InfoMigrantsSpain: 45 migrants brought to shore on Gran Canaria  InfoMigrants

Opinion: Slavery does not define U.S. history. Freedom does. - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionOpinion: Slavery does not define U.S. history. Freedom does.  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Mauritanians denounce Gaza 'massacre' as hostilities continue - Africanews EnglishMauritanians denounce Gaza 'massacre' as hostilities continue  Africanews English

Covid vaccines arrive in Mauritania via France donation - Africanews EnglishCovid vaccines arrive in Mauritania via France donation  Africanews English

‘The Mauritanian’ movie review: A powerful reminder of the horrors that followed 9/11 - Scroll.in‘The Mauritanian’ movie review: A powerful reminder of the horrors that followed 9/11  Scroll.in

Mauritanian parties propose road map for talks - Anadolu AgencyMauritanian parties propose road map for talks  Anadolu Agency

Burkina Faso attack: At least 160 killed in village raid - BBC NewsBurkina Faso attack: At least 160 killed in village raid  BBC News

Mauritania re-establishes diplomatic ties with Qatar - Al Jazeera EnglishMauritania re-establishes diplomatic ties with Qatar  Al Jazeera English

Slavery does not define U.S. history, freedom does, by Robert Maranto - Press of Atlantic CitySlavery does not define U.S. history, freedom does, by Robert Maranto  Press of Atlantic City

IMF Executive Board Completes Sixth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement with the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Approves US$23.8 Million Disbursement - International Monetary FundIMF Executive Board Completes Sixth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement with the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Approves US$23.8 Million Disbursement  International Monetary Fund

UNHCR Mauritania - Year End Report 2020 - Mauritania - ReliefWebUNHCR Mauritania - Year End Report 2020 - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

Mauritania: French colonial crimes still under wraps - Anadolu AgencyMauritania: French colonial crimes still under wraps  Anadolu Agency

Turkey pursues soft expansion strategy in Mauritania and Sudan | | AW - The Arab WeeklyTurkey pursues soft expansion strategy in Mauritania and Sudan | | AW  The Arab Weekly

Mauritania arrests plane hijacker - Anadolu AgencyMauritania arrests plane hijacker  Anadolu Agency

Ethiopia, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania qualify for Africa Cup of Nations finals - SportstarEthiopia, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania qualify for Africa Cup of Nations finals  Sportstar

Mauritanian ex-president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz charged with corruption - FRANCE 24 EnglishMauritanian ex-president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz charged with corruption  FRANCE 24 English

Mauritania: ‘Some of our neighbours have a bigger slavery problem than we do’ - The Africa ReportMauritania: ‘Some of our neighbours have a bigger slavery problem than we do’  The Africa Report

Preview: Algeria vs. Mauritania - prediction, team news, lineups - Sports MolePreview: Algeria vs. Mauritania - prediction, team news, lineups  Sports Mole

Mauritania submits Fisheries Transparency Initiative report - SeafoodSourceMauritania submits Fisheries Transparency Initiative report  SeafoodSource

Mauritania: 2020 Digital Health Factsheet - Mauritania - ReliefWebMauritania: 2020 Digital Health Factsheet - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

Mauritania hijacker arrested after threatening to torch plane - Arab NewsMauritania hijacker arrested after threatening to torch plane  Arab News

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

UAE sends food aid to Mauritania - Mauritania - ReliefWebUAE sends food aid to Mauritania - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

S. Sudan footballers test positive for Covid-19 ahead of Arab Cup games - The East AfricanS. Sudan footballers test positive for Covid-19 ahead of Arab Cup games  The East African

UNICEF Mauritania COVID-19 Situation Report No. 1: January - March 2021 - Mauritania - ReliefWebUNICEF Mauritania COVID-19 Situation Report No. 1: January - March 2021 - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

Mauritanian reporter held for two days over Facebook post | Reporters without borders - Reporters sans frontièresMauritanian reporter held for two days over Facebook post | Reporters without borders  Reporters sans frontières

Macron announces the end of France's anti-Islamist Operation Barkhane in the Sahel - FRANCE 24 EnglishMacron announces the end of France's anti-Islamist Operation Barkhane in the Sahel  FRANCE 24 English

International Friendly – Mauritania vs Djibouti Preview & Prediction - The Stats ZoneInternational Friendly – Mauritania vs Djibouti Preview & Prediction  The Stats Zone

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

Mauritania – Meeting between Franck Riester and the Minister of Economic Affairs and Promotion of Production Sectors (24 Mar. 2021) - France DiplomatieMauritania – Meeting between Franck Riester and the Minister of Economic Affairs and Promotion of Production Sectors (24 Mar. 2021)  France Diplomatie

ADL documents antisemitic, anti-Israel sermons across Middle East - The Jerusalem PostADL documents antisemitic, anti-Israel sermons across Middle East  The Jerusalem Post

UNICEF Mauritania Humanitarian Situation Report No. 5: 1 January to 31 December, 2020 - Mauritania - ReliefWebUNICEF Mauritania Humanitarian Situation Report No. 5: 1 January to 31 December, 2020 - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

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

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

Petrofac secures contract for BP project in Mauritania and Senegal - WorldOilPetrofac secures contract for BP project in Mauritania and Senegal  WorldOil

ECHO Factsheet - Mauritania (Last updated 24/11/2020) - Mauritania - ReliefWebECHO Factsheet - Mauritania (Last updated 24/11/2020) - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

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

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

Qatar, Mauritania discuss resumption of diplomatic ties - Anadolu AgencyQatar, Mauritania discuss resumption of diplomatic ties  Anadolu Agency

Free fish campaign to change Mauritanians' food habit Fish-rich Mauritania pushes to convince citizens to - Anadolu AgencyFree fish campaign to change Mauritanians' food habit Fish-rich Mauritania pushes to convince citizens to  Anadolu Agency

Former Mauritanian president dies at 82 - Anadolu AgencyFormer Mauritanian president dies at 82  Anadolu Agency

Ex-Mauritania leader under house arrest on corruption charge - Associated PressEx-Mauritania leader under house arrest on corruption charge  Associated Press

Minister of Health of Mauritania speaks about efforts to curb COVID-19 - Mauritania - ReliefWebMinister of Health of Mauritania speaks about efforts to curb COVID-19 - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

Mauritania regrets cutting Qatar diplomatic ties | | AW - The Arab WeeklyMauritania regrets cutting Qatar diplomatic ties | | AW  The Arab Weekly

Addax Energy Launches Mauritania Physical Supply Operation - Ship & BunkerAddax Energy Launches Mauritania Physical Supply Operation  Ship & Bunker

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

Response to the bird flu outbreak in Senegal and Mauritania - BirdLife InternationalResponse to the bird flu outbreak in Senegal and Mauritania  BirdLife International

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

Cecafa: Cranes regroup - Daily MonitorCecafa: Cranes regroup  Daily Monitor

GIEWS Country Brief: Mauritania: 30-April-2021 - Mauritania - ReliefWebGIEWS Country Brief: Mauritania: 30-April-2021 - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

On Florida's horizon: Dust, brilliant sunsets and allergies - The Associated PressOn Florida's horizon: Dust, brilliant sunsets and allergies  The Associated Press

UNICEF Mauritania COVID-19 Situation Report No. 14: 13 March–31 December 2020 - Mauritania - ReliefWebUNICEF Mauritania COVID-19 Situation Report No. 14: 13 March–31 December 2020 - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

Mauritania: Teachers want education minister removed - Anadolu AgencyMauritania: Teachers want education minister removed  Anadolu Agency

Positive discussions take place with Mauritanian President - FIFA.comPositive discussions take place with Mauritanian President  FIFA.com

WFP Mauritania Country Brief, April 2021 - Mauritania - ReliefWebWFP Mauritania Country Brief, April 2021 - Mauritania  ReliefWeb