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:
- Fri - Dec 7, 2018: EU, France Step Up Security, Development Aid for G5 Sahel - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
[Deutsche Welle] The EU and France have increased their financial support for projects in the five Sahel states which sit on the southern rim of Africa's Sahara desert. Terrorism and lawlessness have blighted the region for years.
- Fri - Nov 16, 2018: Sahel States Need Global Support 'More Than Ever' - UN Peacekeeping Chief - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
[Africa Renewal] Africa's crisis-torn Sahel region needs support from the international community "now more than ever," the head of United Nations peacekeeping operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, told the Security Council on Thursday.