mauritania mauritania  /ˌmɔ rɪ ˈteɪ ni ə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a country in northwestern Africa with a provisional military government; achieved independence from France in 1960; largely western Sahara Desert

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News

  1. IMF Executive Board Completes Sixth Review Under the ECF Arrangement for Mauritania and Approves US$16.9 Million ...

    The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed today its sixth and final review of Mauritania’s economic performance under the program supported by an Extended Credit Facility arrangement (ECF) 1 . The decision enables Mauritania to draw a final amount equivalent to SDR 11.04 million (US$16.9 million).
    on June 18, 2013     Source: IMF

  2. Al Qaeda group confirms death of Abou Zeid and another leader

    NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's North African wing (AQIM) on Sunday confirmed the death of two of its senior commanders in Mali earlier this year, veteran jihadist Abdelhamid Abou Zeid and brigade commander Abdallah Al Chinguetti, Mauritania's ANI news agency said. The death of Abou Zeid, who made millions of dollars kidnapping Western hostages over the past decade, had already been announced ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  1. "It's true that we have damaged the image of Mauritania as well as its tourism economy, but we will ask businessmen and French investors to return to Mauritania," Kouchner said.
    on Feb 8, 2008 By: Bernard Kouchner Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "African Union will suspend Mauritania until the country returns to a constitutional government," Tanzanian Foreign Affairs Minister Bernard Membe said in a statement on behalf of the continental organisation.
    on Aug 9, 2008 By: Bernard Membe Source: Reuters South Africa

  3. Bush praised some countries as having "taken strides toward liberty, including Ukraine and Georgia and Kyrgyzstan and Mauritania and Liberia, Sierra Leone and Morocco."
    on Sep 25, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Reuters

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