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: 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

  • Wed - Feb 5, 2020: UNHCR Stepping Up Response to Escalating Violence and Displacement in the Sahel Region - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [UNHCR] The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, wrapped up in Burkina Faso a three-nation visit to the Sahel region, and expressed his alarm about the rapidly deteriorating situation across the region, where escalating insecurity has forced a rising number of people to flee their homes.
  • Tue - Feb 4, 2020: Under Secretary David Hale's Travel to Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Mauritania - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [State Department] Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale will travel to West Africa from February 4-13, to advance America's diplomatic engagement in the Sahel.  His trip will focus on bolstering peace and security regional partnerships, including increased engagement between ECOWAS and the G5 Sahel.