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

  • Tue - Oct 15, 2019: Take Key Steps for Women's Rights - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [HRW] Tunis -Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani should prioritize women's rights during his administration, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to the new president. In particular, he should take steps to reduce the high incidence of gender-based violence and ensure that victims have access to justice.
  • Tue - Oct 15, 2019: Letter to President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [HRW] President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani
  • Mon - Sep 23, 2019: FAO Report Cites 41 Countries Needing External Assistance for Food - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [FAO] Rome -Dry weather and protracted conflicts are primary drivers