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

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Macron speaks at G5 Sahel meeting in Mauritania - Republic World - Republic WorldMacron speaks at G5 Sahel meeting in Mauritania - Republic World  Republic World

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

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

Turkey delivers food, cleaning supplies to Mauritania - Anadolu AgencyTurkey delivers food, cleaning supplies to Mauritania  Anadolu Agency

Mauritanie: COVID-19 Mobility Restriction Mapping (May 2020) - Mauritania - ReliefWebMauritanie: COVID-19 Mobility Restriction Mapping (May 2020) - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

Kinross reaches terms with Government of Mauritania to enhance partnership - GlobeNewswireKinross reaches terms with Government of Mauritania to enhance partnership  GlobeNewswire

UAE Sends Medical and Food Aid to Mauritania in Fight against COVID-19 - Mauritania - ReliefWebUAE Sends Medical and Food Aid to Mauritania in Fight against COVID-19 - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

Mauritanian FM: COVID-19 Aid Reflects Strong Morocco-Mauritania Ties - Morocco World NewsMauritanian FM: COVID-19 Aid Reflects Strong Morocco-Mauritania Ties  Morocco World News

UNICEF Mauritania COVID-19 Situation Report No. 8 (16-30 June 2020) - Mauritania - ReliefWebUNICEF Mauritania COVID-19 Situation Report No. 8 (16-30 June 2020) - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

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

Canadian miner Kinross reaches agreement with Mauritania government - Mining TechnologyCanadian miner Kinross reaches agreement with Mauritania government  Mining Technology

The Richat Structure in Mauritania • Earth.com - Earth.comThe Richat Structure in Mauritania • Earth.com  Earth.com

Mauritania's Tichitt is all but forgotten | MEO - Middle East OnlineMauritania's Tichitt is all but forgotten | MEO  Middle East Online

UNICEF Mauritania COVID-19 Situation Report No. 7 (1-15 June 2020) - Mauritania - ReliefWebUNICEF Mauritania COVID-19 Situation Report No. 7 (1-15 June 2020) - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

Macron to attend Mauritania summit on anti-jihadist fight: France - Yahoo Singapore NewsMacron to attend Mauritania summit on anti-jihadist fight: France  Yahoo Singapore News

Mauritanian police accused of racism after kneeling on neck of Black man - Middle East EyeMauritanian police accused of racism after kneeling on neck of Black man  Middle East Eye

Operations Coordinator - COVID 19 - DevexOperations Coordinator - COVID 19  Devex

Embezzlement of European humanitarian aid by Algeria, Polisario makes the headlines again - The North Africa PostEmbezzlement of European humanitarian aid by Algeria, Polisario makes the headlines again  The North Africa Post

Spain says PM off to Africa, EU's list of safe nations ready soon - Majorca Daily BulletinSpain says PM off to Africa, EU's list of safe nations ready soon  Majorca Daily Bulletin

Sahel coalition to aim for lasting peace in West Africa - Anadolu AgencySahel coalition to aim for lasting peace in West Africa  Anadolu Agency

Work With Us In Mauritania - World Bank GroupWork With Us In Mauritania  World Bank Group

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

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

MAURITANIA : Mines minister Vetah counting on successful Tasiast gold talks with Kinross to stay in government - Africa IntelligenceMAURITANIA : Mines minister Vetah counting on successful Tasiast gold talks with Kinross to stay in government  Africa Intelligence

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 says free of coronavirus - Anadolu AgencyMauritania says free of coronavirus  Anadolu Agency

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

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

IMF Staff Completes Review Mission to Mauritania - International Monetary FundIMF Staff Completes Review Mission to Mauritania  International Monetary Fund

Mauritania reports two coronavirus cases - Anadolu AgencyMauritania reports two coronavirus cases  Anadolu Agency

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

Kosmos Energy Signs Production Prepayment Agreement for up to $200 Million - Business WireKosmos Energy Signs Production Prepayment Agreement for up to $200 Million  Business Wire

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

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

Mauritania denies banning French from parliament - BBC NewsMauritania denies banning French from parliament  BBC News

Mauritania: French-Mauritanian national dies from Covid-19 - North Africa JournalMauritania: French-Mauritanian national dies from Covid-19  North Africa Journal

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

Mauritania announces first COVID-19 case - Anadolu AgencyMauritania announces first COVID-19 case  Anadolu Agency

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

Japan adds 18 more nations to its expanding no-entry list - Time OutJapan adds 18 more nations to its expanding no-entry list  Time Out

COVID-19 tally rises in Algeria, Mauritania - Anadolu AgencyCOVID-19 tally rises in Algeria, Mauritania  Anadolu Agency

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

All About Mauritania - Africa.comAll About Mauritania  Africa.com

Mauritania's number of COVID-19 cases rise to 26 - cgtn.comMauritania's number of COVID-19 cases rise to 26  cgtn.com

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

Mauritania: UNHCR Operational Update as of 20 May 2020 - Mauritania - ReliefWebMauritania: UNHCR Operational Update as of 20 May 2020 - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

Mauritania: Food Assistance Fact Sheet - Updated December 16, 2019 - Mauritania - ReliefWebMauritania: Food Assistance Fact Sheet - Updated December 16, 2019 - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

Mauritania: Take Key Steps for Women's Rights - Human Rights WatchMauritania: Take Key Steps for Women's Rights  Human Rights Watch

UAE Allocates $2 Billion For Investment In Mauritania: Report - NDTV NewsUAE Allocates $2 Billion For Investment In Mauritania: Report  NDTV News

Andersen Global Debuts in Mauritania, Continuing its West Africa Expansion - Business WireAndersen Global Debuts in Mauritania, Continuing its West Africa Expansion  Business Wire

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

At Least 58 Migrants Drown After Boat Capsizes Off Mauritania - The New York TimesAt Least 58 Migrants Drown After Boat Capsizes Off Mauritania  The New York Times

Martins' Mauritania on the march - FIFA.comMartins' Mauritania on the march  FIFA.com

Mauritania: COVID-19 Situation Report – #04 (10 - 29 April 2020) - Mauritania - ReliefWebMauritania: COVID-19 Situation Report – #04 (10 - 29 April 2020) - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

COVID-19 - Communicating with Refugees in Mauritania - Mauritania - ReliefWebCOVID-19 - Communicating with Refugees in Mauritania - 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

How has Mauritania managed to stave off terror attacks? - Institute for Security StudiesHow has Mauritania managed to stave off terror attacks?  Institute for Security Studies

Mauritania seeks Turkey's development in transportation - Anadolu AgencyMauritania seeks Turkey's development in transportation  Anadolu Agency

Morocco, Mauritania seek to boost bilateral ties | MEO - Middle East OnlineMorocco, Mauritania seek to boost bilateral ties | MEO  Middle East Online

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

Mauritania Key Message Update - Average to above-average terms of trade for pastoralists, January 2020 - Mauritania - ReliefWebMauritania Key Message Update - Average to above-average terms of trade for pastoralists, January 2020 - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

UNICEF Mauritania Humanitarian Situation Report (4 - 9 April 2020) - Mauritania - ReliefWebUNICEF Mauritania Humanitarian Situation Report (4 - 9 April 2020) - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

Discovering the desert libraries of Chinguetti, a Mauritania village lost in time - Times of IndiaDiscovering the desert libraries of Chinguetti, a Mauritania village lost in time  Times of India

In Mauritania, imams take to radio waves to say child marriage is against Islam - Mauritania - ReliefWebIn Mauritania, imams take to radio waves to say child marriage is against Islam - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

Political tension in Mauritania amid return of former leader - Aljazeera.comPolitical tension in Mauritania amid return of former leader  Aljazeera.com

Oil giant BP accused of racism in Mauritania after overlooking black students - Middle East EyeOil giant BP accused of racism in Mauritania after overlooking black students  Middle East Eye

WFP Mauritania Country Brief, November 2019 - Mauritania - ReliefWebWFP Mauritania Country Brief, November 2019 - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

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

UAE sends medical aid to Mauritania in fight against COVID-19 - Mauritania - ReliefWebUAE sends medical aid to Mauritania in fight against COVID-19 - 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

Mauritanian firm seeks Chinese investment despite Hong Dong investigation - SeafoodSourceMauritanian firm seeks Chinese investment despite Hong Dong investigation  SeafoodSource

COVID-19 – Cash for Social Protection for Refugees in Mauritania - Mauritania - ReliefWebCOVID-19 – Cash for Social Protection for Refugees in Mauritania - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

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

Senegal, Mauritania end fishing stalemate - SeafoodSourceSenegal, Mauritania end fishing stalemate  SeafoodSource

A Presidential Rift Sours Mauritania’s Political Transition - World Politics ReviewA Presidential Rift Sours Mauritania’s Political Transition  World Politics Review

Mauritania: University Age Cutoff Suspended - Human Rights WatchMauritania: University Age Cutoff Suspended  Human Rights Watch

Mauritania faces race against time to capitalise on natural gas reserves - The Africa ReportMauritania faces race against time to capitalise on natural gas reserves  The Africa Report

Mauritania: UNHCR Operational Update as of 15 January 2019 - Mauritania - ReliefWebMauritania: UNHCR Operational Update as of 15 January 2019 - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

Activists warn over slavery as Mauritania joins UN human rights council - EURACTIVActivists warn over slavery as Mauritania joins UN human rights council  EURACTIV

Egypt - first in research share in North Africa, second in Africa and third in Arab countries according to Nature Index 2020 Annual Tables - ZAWYAEgypt - first in research share in North Africa, second in Africa and third in Arab countries according to Nature Index 2020 Annual Tables  ZAWYA

Sahel - Jean-Yves Le Drian's participation in the General Assembly of the Sahel Alliance and the G5 Sahel Summit (Nouakchott, 25 Feb. 20) - France DiplomatieSahel - Jean-Yves Le Drian's participation in the General Assembly of the Sahel Alliance and the G5 Sahel Summit (Nouakchott, 25 Feb. 20)  France Diplomatie

UNICEF Mauritania COVID-19 Situation Report No. 5 (30 April to 15 May 2020) - Mauritania - ReliefWebUNICEF Mauritania COVID-19 Situation Report No. 5 (30 April to 15 May 2020) - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

Gambia's coastal town shocked by boat wreck in Mauritania - Anadolu AgencyGambia's coastal town shocked by boat wreck in Mauritania  Anadolu Agency

Kinross Gold Corp (NYSE:KGC) Reaches Agreement With Mauritanian Government To Settle Tax Exemption Disputes - Journal TranscriptKinross Gold Corp (NYSE:KGC) Reaches Agreement With Mauritanian Government To Settle Tax Exemption Disputes  Journal Transcript

Mauritania: Floods in Guidimakha - Emergency Plan of Action Operation Update, DREF n° MDRMR010 - Mauritania - ReliefWebMauritania: Floods in Guidimakha - Emergency Plan of Action Operation Update, DREF n° MDRMR010 - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

Orca-1 Exploration Well Makes Major Gas Discovery Offshore Mauritania - Business WireOrca-1 Exploration Well Makes Major Gas Discovery Offshore Mauritania  Business Wire

Doubts greet Mauritania claim of total control over coronavirus spread - Middle East EyeDoubts greet Mauritania claim of total control over coronavirus spread  Middle East Eye

MAURITANIA: Government wants to expand water supply network - AFRIK 21MAURITANIA: Government wants to expand water supply network  AFRIK 21

Italian tourists caught trying to evade Mauritania virus containment - cgtn.comItalian tourists caught trying to evade Mauritania virus containment  cgtn.com

UN Rights Agency Welcomes Landmark Rape Conviction in Mauritania - VOA NewsUN Rights Agency Welcomes Landmark Rape Conviction in Mauritania  VOA News

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

Mauritania – Increased flow of Malian refugees to Mauritania (DG ECHO, HCR) (ECHO Daily Flash of 19 February 2020) - Mauritania - ReliefWebMauritania – Increased flow of Malian refugees to Mauritania (DG ECHO, HCR) (ECHO Daily Flash of 19 February 2020) - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

UNICEF Mauritania Humanitarian Situation Report (1 January to 31 December 2019) - Mauritania - ReliefWebUNICEF Mauritania Humanitarian Situation Report (1 January to 31 December 2019) - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

UNHCR and ILO facilitate the integration of Malian refugees in Mauritania - Mauritania - ReliefWebUNHCR and ILO facilitate the integration of Malian refugees in Mauritania - Mauritania  ReliefWeb

Mauritania’s Travel Advisory Now Includes Level 4 Notice - Vax Before TravelMauritania’s Travel Advisory Now Includes Level 4 Notice  Vax Before Travel

Mauritania expected to grow by 6.3% in 2020 - Brazil-Arab News Agency (ANBA)Mauritania expected to grow by 6.3% in 2020  Brazil-Arab News Agency (ANBA)