Mauritania

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INFORMATION

Capital: Nouakchott

Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic

Current President: Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz

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: 3,758,571 (2017)

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

  • Tue - Oct 16, 2018: Activist Charged for Decrying Racism - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [HRW] Beirut -A Mauritanian criminal court has charged an activist with incitement to violence and racial hatred for social media messages decrying racial discrimination in the country, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should drop all charges against the activist, Abdallahi Salem Ould Yali, relating to his purely peaceful speech on behalf of his marginalized community, and ensure he has speedy access to all the evidence against him.