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 - Feb 7, 2019: Dr. Al-Dirdiri Receives Copy of Credentials of Mauritania Ambassador - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
[SNA] Khartoum -The Foreign Minister, Dr. Al-Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed Wednesday received a copy of the credentials of the new Ambassador of Mauritania to Khartoum, Al-Hussein Sidi Abdalla, prior to submitting these credentials to the President of the Republic.
- Thu - Jan 17, 2019: Repressive Laws Restrict Peaceful Speech - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
[HRW] Geneva -Mauritanian authorities used a litany of harsh and overbroad laws on terrorism, cybercrime, apostasy, and criminal defamation to prosecute and jail human rights defenders, activists, bloggers, and political dissidents during 2018, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2019.