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: 3,840,429 (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

  • Fri - Jun 14, 2019: Mauritania - Allow Ex-Guantanamo Detainee to Travel - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [HRW] Tunis -Mauritanian authorities should issue a passport without delay to a former Guantanamo Bay detainee or explain the legal grounds for denying his right to travel, Human Rights Watch said today.
  • Sat - Jun 1, 2019: Blogger Mkhaïtir's Fate Lies in the Hands of the President - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [HRW] On June 22, Mauritanians will elect a new President. This political transition offers the current head of state an unprecedented opportunity to close the case of blogger Mohamed Ould Cheikh Mkhaïtir, detained for the last five years for comments deemed blasphemous. The blogger's continued detention worries his supporters and illustrates the increasing deterioration of civil liberties in Mauritania. The fate of Mkhaitir, detained since November 2017 without any legal basis, now lies in the hands of Pre
  • Tue - May 21, 2019: Lt. Gen. Al-Burhan Sends Thanks and Appreciation Message to President of Mauritania - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [SNA] Khartoum -Chairman of the Transitional Military Council, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Fattah Al-Burhan, has sent a message of thanks and appreciation to the President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Mohamed Ould Abdul-Aziz, in reply to a congratulation message he received from the President of Mauritania.