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: 3,840,429 (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

  • Thu - Apr 25, 2019: Mauritania 'Blasphemy Blogger' Still in Jail - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [RFI] A Mauritanian blogger who came to world attention after being given the death penalty for blasphemy is being held in "temporary detention" despite serving jail time under a downgraded sentence.
  • Wed - Apr 24, 2019: Expanding Trade Across the Maghreb - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [IMF] In 1989, the five Maghreb countries - Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia - established the Arab Maghreb Union to promote cooperation and economic integration. Thirty years later, there is still a largely untapped potential for regional trade among Maghreb countries.
  • Thu - Apr 18, 2019: Mauritian Investors Eye Zimbabwe - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [The Herald] MAURITIAN companies are in Harare to explore business opportunities, citing an improved investment climate since the coming in of President Mnangagwa.
  • Mon - Apr 15, 2019: Mauritania's Unfolding Landscape - Elections, Hydrocarbons and Socio-Economic Change - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [Chatham House] Mauritania stands at the threshold of a crucial political change. The actions of political leaders and wider society during this critical period could have large and far-reaching consequences in setting the course for the country's evolution.
  • Fri - Apr 5, 2019: Bloggers Detained Over Alleged Publication of False News About President Abdel Aziz - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [MFWA] The authorities in Mauritania have detained two popular bloggers on charges of publishing a false story about the government.