COAT OF ARMS
Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic
Current President: Mohamed Ould Ghazouani
Population: 3,840,429 (2018)
Land Size: 1.04 million sq km (398,000 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Wed - Feb 5, 2020: UNHCR Stepping Up Response to Escalating Violence and Displacement in the Sahel Region - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
[UNHCR] The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, wrapped up in Burkina Faso a three-nation visit to the Sahel region, and expressed his alarm about the rapidly deteriorating situation across the region, where escalating insecurity has forced a rising number of people to flee their homes.
- Tue - Feb 4, 2020: Under Secretary David Hale's Travel to Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Mauritania - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
[State Department] Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale will travel to West Africa from February 4-13, to advance America's diplomatic engagement in the Sahel. His trip will focus on bolstering peace and security regional partnerships, including increased engagement between ECOWAS and the G5 Sahel.