AFRICA CUP 2022 - Preview

starts on January 09 in Cameroon

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30 Nov 2019
2019 AFRICA CUP - GROUP E - DAY 12 - Mauritania vs Tunisia - 0:0

Tunisia held by Mauritania

2 Jul 2019
2019 AFRICA CUP - GROUP E - DAY 09 - Mauritania vs Angola - 0:0

Angola held by Mauritania

29 Jun 2019
2019 AFRICA CUP - GROUP E - DAY 04 - Mali VS Mauritania - 4:1

Mali defeat Mauritania

24 Jun 2019
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Tanzania beat Uganda to qualify

25 Mar 2019
Africa Cup 2019 - CAF - Egypt named as the hosts of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

Egypt will host this year's Africa Cup of Nations

9 Jan 2019
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Mauretania qualify for Afrca Cup finals for the first time

18 Nov 2018
Africa Cup 2019 Qualifiers - group stage - 4th Matches - all results

all results

17 Oct 2018

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 5/2014

Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a country in the Maghreb region of western North Africa.

It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean in 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.

It is named after the ancient Berber Kingdom of Mauretania, which existed long ago in the far north of modern-day Morocco.

The capital and largest city of Mauritania is Nouakchott, located on the Atlantic coast.

The government of Mauritania was overthrown on August 6, 2008, in a military coup d'état led by General Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

On 16 April 2009, General Aziz resigned from the military to run for president in the 19 July elections, which he won.

In Mauritania about 20% of the population live on less than US$1.25 per day. 

Slavery in Mauritania has been called a major human rights issue, with over 150,000 people proportionally the highest for any country - being enslaved against their will, especially enemies of the government.

Higher estimates suggest 10% to 20% of the population (340,000 to 680,000 people) is enslaved.

Additional human rights concerns in Mauritania include female genital mutilation, child labour, and human trafficking.


Islamic Republic of Mauritania
République Islamique de Mauritanie  (French)

Motto: "Honor, Fraternity, Justice"

Capital and largest city:
Nouakchott (18°09′N 15°58′W)

Official languages: Arabic

Recognised national languages:
• Arabic 
• Pulaar 
• Soninke 
• Wolof

Other languages:
• French
• Zenaga 
• Berber

Demonym: Mauritanian

Semi-presidential Theocratic Islamic republicb
• President: Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz
• Prime Minister: Moulaye Ould Mohamed Laghdaf

Legislature: Parliament
• Upper house: Senate
• Lower house: National Assembly

Independence from France:
28 November 1960 
Current Constitution of Mauritania:
12 July 1991 

• Total: 1,030,700 km2 (29th) - 397,954 sq mi
• Water (%): 0.03

Population: 2012 estimate
3,359,185 - 1988 census 1,864,236
Density: 3.2/km2 (221st) - 8.2/sq mi

GDP (PPP): 2012 estimate
• Total: $7.697 billion
• Per capita: $2,121

Currency: Ouguiya (MRO)
Time zone: (UTC+0) - Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+0)
Drives on the right
Calling code: +222
ISO 3166 code: MR
Internet TLD: .mr