Mauritania

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INFORMATION

Capital: Nouakchott 

Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic

Current President: Mohamed Ould Ghazouani

Economy:

  • Half of the population still depends on agriculture and livestock for a livelihood.
  • Extensive iron ore deposits account for nearly 40% of total ,exports.

Population: 3,840,429 (2018)

Land Size: 1.04 million sq km (398,000 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • mixed Moor/Wolof, Pulaar, Soninke: 40%
  • Moor: 30%
  • Wolof, Pulaar, Soninke: 30%
Religions: 

  • Muslim (official): 100%

Language(s):

  • Arabic (official and national)
  • Pulaar
  • Soninke
  • Wolof  (all national languages)
  • French
  • Hassaniya

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RECENT NEWS

  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Mauritanian Traders Donate Six Tons of Goods - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [ANGOP] Menongue -At least six tons of various products - including mineral water, rice and pasta - as well as two million kwanzas were donated Tuesday to the Government of Cuando Cubango, by the Mauritanian community resident in the province.
  • Mon - Apr 6, 2020: Mauritanian Reform Party Mourns Death of Emhamed Khaddad - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [SPS] Nouakchott -Mauritanian Reform Party has sent a message of condolence to President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Brahim Ghali, mourning the death of Emhamed Khaddad.
  • Mon - Mar 30, 2020: How Women Fall Victim to False Promises - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [UN News] Women and girls face particular challenges as migrants, whatever their reason for leaving their country of origin. UN agencies are learning more about these difficulties, and how to address them.
  • Mon - Mar 9, 2020: Tackling High Maternal Deaths - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [WHO] Nouakchott -A cloud of dust lifted slowly off the forecourt of Sebkha health centre where an ambulance had just rushed a patient. Inside visitors milled about as nurses paced up and down the corridors. When one of the nurses passed by, an elderly woman waiting outside the delivery room sat up and asked how her daughter was doing. "Don't worry madam," came the reply, "your daughter will give birth safely. She's in good hands."