COAT OF ARMS
Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic
Current President: Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz
Population: 3,758,571 (2017)
Land Size: 1.04 million sq km (398,000 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Thu - Jun 21, 2018: As Millions Face Hunger in Sahel, More Accountability Is Needed to Attract Support, Warns Red Cross President - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
[IFRC] About 5.8 million people across Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal are struggling to get enough food and require immediate assistance. To respond to their needs adequately, humanitarian actors need to manage well the funding they receive from their partners and well-wishers, warned Francesco Rocca, the President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), during a visit to Guinea, from 18 to 20 June 2018.
- Thu - Jun 21, 2018: 31st African Union Summit - Mauritanian Capital Awaits Continental Leaders - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
[Cameroon Tribune] Nouakchott is now adorned with new facilities in readiness for the summit beginning on June 25, 2018.
- Fri - Jun 15, 2018: The Unspeakable Truth About Slavery in Mauritania - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
[Bhekisisa] Photojournalist, Seif Kousmate, photographed and interviewed current and former slaves in Mauritania and got imprisoned by police in the process.