islamic republic of mauritania
Colonial history and present day. The previous capital of the country under the French rule, Saint-Louis, was located in Senegal, so when the country gained independence in 1960, Nouakchott, at the time little more than a fortified village ( “ksar” ), was chosen as the site of the new capital of Mauritania.
Islamic Republic of Mauritania. Citizenship and Country Documents. US Government Reports. State Department – Country Documents; MRT101195.FE – Mauritania: Attitude of the current government authorities toward the people who were close to former president Maaouya Ould Taya,
– From 2008: Moulaye Ould Mohamed Laghdaf
“Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week.” – Will Rogers
___ Mauritania (موريتانيا) The Islamic Republic of Mauritania is governed since 2007 by a military junta led by General Mohamed Ould Abdel AZIZ, he is since 2009 also ‘elected president’. Aziz was reelected in 2014 to a second and final term as president (according to the present constitution).
Islamic Republic of Mauritania: Anti-slavery activist arrested. Aug 19, 2018 11:49 am By Robert Spencer. Why does Mauritania continually drag its feet about eradicating slavery, and persecute anti-slavery activists? Because slavery is sanctioned in Islam.