The shockwaves spread far and wide last month when Mauritania pulled off a genuine coup during qualifying for the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations. The side nicknamed Les Mourabitounes turned heads with a 3-1 …
FIFA · 22 hours ago
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) said on Thursday it was still operating in Mauritania after media reports this week said it had started to pull out of the north African nation as …
Yahoo News · 10/8/2015
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania — On a beach jammed with pirogues, the brightly painted wooden boats of West Africa, a crew of fishermen sing as they haul their vessel from the sea: “Thanks to God we have returned …
Global Post · 20 hours ago
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Lalate · 10/8/2015
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The Guardian · 9/30/2015
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Few places in the world seem as otherworldly & inhospitable as the vast expanses of the Mauritanian Sahara, yet a holiday there is ideal for a family. The Saudi Mosque in Nouakchott. (Georges Gobet/AFP) I hear shrill …
Mail & Guardian Online · 10/7/2015
From a ship graveyard in Mauritania to a picturesque 16th century Italian village, we can't help but be mesmerized by these mysterious and beautiful abandoned places around the world. 1. Michigan Central Station This …
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Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a country in the Maghreb region of western North Africa. It is the eleventh largest c…
Mauritania, 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, by Moroccan-controlled Western Sahara in the north, by Algeria in the northeast, by Mali in the east and southeast, and by Senegal in the southwest.
  • Founded: Nov 28, 1960
  • Population: 3.89 million (2013)
  • GDP: $4.16 billion USD (2013)
  • Area: 397,955 sq miles (1.03 million km²)
  • Calling code: 222
  • Capital: Nouakchott
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