Ex-Mauritania president jailed

Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a sovereign country in Northwest Africa. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Western Sahara to the north and northwest, Algeria to the northeast, Mali to the east and southeast, an…
Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a sovereign country in Northwest Africa. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Western Sahara to the north and northwest, Algeria to the northeast, Mali to the east and southeast, and Senegal to the southwest. By land area Mauritania is the 11th-largest country in Africa and 28th-largest in the world; 90% of its territory is in the Sahara. Most of its population of some 4.3 million lives in the temperate south of the country, with roughly a third concentrated in the capital and largest city, Nouakchott, on the Atlantic coast.
  • Official languages: Arabic
  • Ethnic groups: 40% Haratin · 30% Arab-Berber (Beidane) · 30% Halpulaar, Fulani, Mande, and Wolof
  • Government: Unitary presidential Islamic republic
  • Legislature: National Assembly
  • Currency: Ouguiya (MRU)
  • Capital and largest city: Nouakchott
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