Mauritania Country Overview

Mauritania Country Overview

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Islamic Republic of Mauritania. Located this country in the north of the African continent. It has an approximate area of 1,025,520 km² and ranks 29th in area. It is almost completely occupied by the Sahara desert, so it has an extreme desert climate with a great daily temperature range and little rainfall. The Senegal River serves as the border with the country of Senegal. Mauritania's currency is the ouguiyas (MRO). History From the 1st century BC, the Roman Republic constituted a province called Mauritania, which occupied the northern part of Morocco, but did not reach the current limits of the country. It was in the 3rd and 4th centuries, the migration of Berber tribes from North Africa displaced the Bafours, the original residents of present-day Mauritania and the ancestors of the Soninké. In…
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Mauritania 2007

Mauritania 2007

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Yearbook 2007 Mauritania. According to CountryAAH, Nouakchott is the capital city of Mauritania. Presidential elections were held in March as a final step in the transition from military to civilian rule after the bloody coup in 2005, when a military junta took power. Juntan overthrew the then President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya, who had ruled the country with iron hand for 21 years. In the first round of the unusual election on March 11, when the military junta voluntarily left power, 20 presidential candidates participated. The military junta had forbidden its own members to stand. Most votes were given to Sidi Ould Sheikh Abdellahi, an independent candidate who had the support of the army. His main opponent was the old opposition leader from the Party of Democratic Forces (RFD), Ahmed…
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