COAT OF ARMS
Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic
Current President: Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz
Population: 4,067,564 (2015)
Land Size: 1.04 million sq km (398,000 sq miles)
Major Ethic Groups:
- Tue - May 23, 2017: Japan Contributes U.S.$6 Million to Assist Local Communities and Malian Refugees in Southern-Eastern Mauritania - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
[WFP] The three agencies work in collaboration with the Government of Mauritania to strengthen security nationwide and protect Malian refugees and support vulnerable local communities in the country's semi-arid south-eastern Hodh ech Chargui region, where the harsh climate and instability have undermined livelihoods, increased displacements and deepened food insecurity.
- Mon - May 22, 2017: China Works Toward Helping Mauritania Industrialize, Expand Exports - Chinese FM - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
[Focac] Nouakchott -China encourages its companies, guided by market principles, to invest in Mauritania and help the country develop its industries, visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday.
- Mon - May 22, 2017: Mauritania Willing to Take Part in Belt and Road Initiative - President - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
[Focac] Nouakchott -Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz said Friday that Mauritania supports and stands ready to participate in the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative.
- Mon - Apr 24, 2017: Zimbabweans Poorest, Survey Finds, But Who's the Wealthiest? - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
[Namibian] NAMIBIANS are the third wealthiest people in Africa, according to an April 2017 report by Mauritius' AfrAsia Bank and Johannesburg-based market research firm New World Wealth.
- Sun - Apr 23, 2017: New African Union Chief Puts Peace Back On the Agenda - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
[ISS] The scene is not a familiar one at the African Union (AU): the AU Commission (AUC) chairperson, in shirtsleeves, walking in the blazing sun down an unpaved alley in a war-torn country. Yet this picture of Moussa Faki Mahamat, the new AUC chairperson, on a visit to South Sudan, is probably the first of many.