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:
- Fri - Aug 3, 2018: Former Slave Runs for Office in Mauritania to Fight for Freedom - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -The country criminalised slavery in 2007, but few slave-owners have been penalised
- Thu - Jul 26, 2018: Assessing the 31st Ordinary African Union Summit in Mauritania - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
[Fahamu] Contradictions between regional security and imperialist interventions marked the recently concluded ordinary African Union summit.
- Wed - Jul 25, 2018: Freed Mauritanian Anti-Slavery Activists Vow to Keep Fighting - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Two anti-slavery activists freed from prison in Mauritania vowed an all-out fight to rescue their nation from one of the world's worst slavery rates, saying jail and torture were no deterrent.