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

  • Tue - May 26, 2020: The G 5 Sahel - Survival in Time of COVID-19. - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [Centre 4s] Nouakchott -The Sahel is caught in the grip of three major phenomena that threaten its bases: ambient insecurity with the corollary of the great humanitarian challenge to which the coronavirus has recently been grafted. The G5 Sahel countries have declared the coronavirus pandemic now the public enemy number 1. This group included, as of May 21, 2020, 3,366 patients declared positive with Covid 19, of which 2,125 who were cured and 224 deceased. Managing this triple battle requires pragmatism and imagination on the pa
  • Thu - May 21, 2020: Responding to the Pandemic Amid Multi-Layered Crises in the Sahel - "Stop the Virus, Not the People" - AllAfrica News: Mauritania
    [Africa Renewal] Mobility across the arid African Sahel region is a long-standing tradition and is considered a critical livelihood and adaptation strategy for millions in one of the world's harshest environments.