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: 4,005,475 (2020)

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

  • Mon - Aug 10, 2020: Mauritania Passes Law On False Publication Amidst Crackdown On Online Dissent - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [MFWA] Authorities in Mauritania have arrested a journalist, an opposition politician and number of citizens in a recent clampdown on freedom of expression online that includes the adoption of a new law on the publication of false information.
  • Mon - Aug 10, 2020: President Appoints New Cabinet - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [allAfrica] Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani has appointed veteran public administrator Mohamed Ould Bilal as Prime Minister hours after the previous government resigned amid an investigation into alleged high-level corruption, Aljazeera reports.
  • Mon - Aug 10, 2020: Report - the Education Sector As an Engine for Inclusive Growth in Mauritania - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [World Bank] Improving education to foster social cohesion and support economic development
  • Mon - Aug 10, 2020: Countries Urged to Target Smugglers After 27 Migrants Die At Sea - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [UN News] Two UN agencies are calling for greater action to dismantle smuggling and trafficking networks following the deaths of 27 migrants off the coast of Mauritania, northwest Africa.
  • Fri - Aug 7, 2020: Migrant Boat Capsizes Off Coast, Leaving Just One Survivor - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [DW] A boat carrying around 40 migrants and refugees sunk off the coast, killing almost everyone on board. A UNHCR spokesman said the shipwreck was the fault of 'immoral and unscrupulous smugglers' arranging such journeys.