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: 4,067,564 (2015)

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

Major Ethic 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 - Jul 27, 2017: Mauritania Hostsgo-Wamer Conference - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [The Point] Nouakchott -The regional coordination unit of Go-WAMER has commenced a five-day sub-regional conference in governance, marine resource, management policies and poverty reduction in the Eco-region.
  • Mon - Jul 24, 2017: Thomas Kojo Sets Record in Mauritania - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [Observer] Deputy national soccer coach Thomas Kojo proved that he has a future with the national team, Lone Star when his boys defeated Mauritania 1-0 yesterday in the return-leg of their home-based African Cup of Nations tournament, a report confirmed by LBS radio.
  • Wed - Jul 19, 2017: The Battle for Nouakchott On Sunday - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [Observer] Coach James Salinsa Debbah may be asking himself so many questions as his boys failed to "show their juice" last Sunday in the first leg of the African Cup of Nations at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.
  • Mon - Jul 17, 2017: Sports - Chan 2018 Qualifiers: Mauritania Defeat Liberia 2-0 - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [Observer] Things continue to get worse for the Lone Star in continental competitions after they were defeated 2-0 by Mauritania in the first leg of the African Nations Championship qualifiers at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Liberia.