Mauritania

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INFORMATION

Capital: Nouakchott

Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic

Current President: Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz

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: 3,758,571 (2017)

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 - Feb 7, 2019: Dr. Al-Dirdiri Receives Copy of Credentials of Mauritania Ambassador - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [SNA] Khartoum -The Foreign Minister, Dr. Al-Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed Wednesday received a copy of the credentials of the new Ambassador of Mauritania to Khartoum, Al-Hussein Sidi Abdalla, prior to submitting these credentials to the President of the Republic.
  • Thu - Jan 17, 2019: Repressive Laws Restrict Peaceful Speech - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [HRW] Geneva -Mauritanian authorities used a litany of harsh and overbroad laws on terrorism, cybercrime, apostasy, and criminal defamation to prosecute and jail human rights defenders, activists, bloggers, and political dissidents during 2018, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2019.