MAURITANIA : Heated exchanges at Crans Montana Forum
- Africa Intelligence (subscription)
Carteron paid tribute at the forum to former Mauritanian
president Ely Ould Mohamed Vall whom Bouamatou is actively backing for a presidential run in Mauritania's
next elections in 2019. Carteron even awarded Vall the Prix de la Fondation 2016 that ...
Tullow to restart Kenyan exploration and appraisal next month
- Business Daily (press release) (blog)
Tullow Oil, which has its main production assets in Ghana, also has exploration acreage in Mauritania
, Namibia and Zambia. Tullow Oil will restart exploration and appraisal drilling at the prolific South Lokichar field next month where it saw an upside ...
Mauritania Price Bulletin, October 2016
The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the ...
Mauritania: Senate & Ruling Party at Odds over Constitutional Change
- The North Africa Post
Tension is growing between the Mauritanian
Senate and the ruling Union pour la Republique party (UPR) over regime's plans to suppress the chamber without consulting its members as enshrined in the constitution. The Mauritanian
regime last month ...
Protests in Mauritania against constitutional amendment
- Middle East Monitor
Thousands of people demonstrated in the Mauritanian
capital Nouakchott on Saturday against proposed constitutional amendments, Agence France-Presse has reported. The protests were a response to a call by opposition groups in the country.
Mauritania condemns Houthi missile targeting Makkah
- Bahrain News Agency
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Mauritania
said in a statement reported by Mauritanian
News Agency yesterday, "Following the targeting of Makkah, one of Islam's holiest sanctities, by a missile in defiance and provocation to the ...
Mauritania Airlines Int'l outlines B737-800 network plans
In true bureaucratic fashion, each member state will contribute two aviation experts to a steering committee charged with developing a feasibility plan for the start-up. Mohamed Mahmoud Bouassriya, the director general of Mauritania's
civil aviation ...
Mauritania: Slavery's last stronghold
Fed to Wed: Force-feeding in Mauritania (RT Documentary)
Mauritania country film
Mauritania: Men of the Sea (full documentary)
Africa Uncovered - Mauritania: Fat or Fiction - 11 Aug 08 - Part 1
Mauritania | Nomads of the Sahara
Oprah Winfrey Talking about women in Mauritania
Mauritania capital Nouakchott No.1 Bicycle fellow Akira (Japanese)
Driving in Nouakchott - Mauritania (2015)
Nouakchott shopping centre - Mauritania
Mauritania i / m ɔː r ɪ ˈ t eɪ n i ə / (Arabic: موريتانيا Mūrītānyā; Berber: Muritanya or Agawej; Wolof: Gànnaar; Soninke ...
One of Africa's newest oil producers, the Islamic Republic of Mauritania bridges the Arab Maghreb and western sub-Saharan Africa. The largely-desert ...
Mauritania is a country in northwest Africa. Geographically part of the Maghreb, Mauritania borders Algeria, Senegal and Mali, along with the disputed territory of ...
Welcome to Mauritania. If West Africa is a playground for overlanders, then Mauritania often seems to be little more than a 'drive-through' country – less a ...
Information on Mauritania — geography, history, politics, government, economy, population statistics, culture, religion, languages, largest cities, as well as a map ...
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Mauritania, country on the Atlantic coast of Africa. Mauritania forms a geographic and cultural bridge between the North African Maghrib (a region that also includes ...
The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling to Mauritania, particularly the eastern regions, due to activities by terrorist groups ...
More information about Mauritania is available on the Mauritania Page and from other Department of State publications and other sources listed at the end ...
RMS Mauretania was an ocean liner designed by Leonard Peskett and built by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson for the British Cunard Line, and launched on the afternoon ...
Mauritania /mɔːrɪˈteɪniə/ (Arabic: موريتانيا Mūrītānyā; Berber: Muritanya or Agawej; Wolof: Gànnaar; Soninke: Murutaane; Pulaar: Moritani; French: Mauritanie), officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a country in the Maghreb region of western North Africa. It is the eleventh largest country in Africa and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Morocco and the remnants of Western Sahara in the north, Algeria in the northeast, Mali in the east and southeast, and Senegal in the southwest.The country derives its name from the ancient Berber Kingdom of Mauretania, which existed from the 3rd century BC to the 7th century, in the far north of modern-day Morocco. Approximately 90% of Mauritania's land is within the Sahara and consequently the population is concentrated in the south, where precipitation is slightly higher. The capital and largest city is Nouakchott, located on the Atlantic coast, which is home to around one-third of the country's 3.5 million people. The government was overthrown on 6 August 2008, in a military coup d'état led by then-General Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. On 16 April 2009, Aziz resigned from the military to run for president in the 19 July elections, which he won.About 20% of Mauritanians live on less than US$1.25 per day. Mauritania suffers from several human rights issues, including slavery, where an estimated roughly 4% (155,600 people) of the country's population are being enslaved against their will, especially enemies of the government.