Mauritania

Flag of MauritaniaMauritania Listeni/mɔrɪˈteɪniə/ (Arabic: موريتانيا‎ Mūrītānyā; Berber: Muritanya / Agawej; Wolof: Gànnaar; Soninke: Murutaane; Pulaar: Moritani; French: Mauritanie), officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is an Arab Maghreb country in West Africa. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean in the west, by 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 later became a province of the Roman Empire, even though the modern Mauritania covers a territory far to the south of the old Berber kingdom that had no relation with it. The capital and largest city is Nouakchott, located on the Atlantic coast.

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Crisis, conflict, security

Development

  • Blogging platform with guest post about Africa. This category is about development issues. The content is shared with partner platforms such as The Guardian African Network, Christian Science Monitor and the European Centre for Development Policy Management. Africa on the Blog
  • The Sahel and West Africa Club (SWAC) is an independent, international platform. Its mission is to promote regional policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people in the Sahel and West Africa.OECD Sahel and West Africa Club
  • The overarching objective of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is to spur sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries (RMCs), thus contributing to poverty reduction.African Development Bank Group

Food, water, land and health

  • UNAIDS is leading the global effort to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.UN Aids
  • The DHS Program provides decision makers and program managers with the information necessary to plan, monitor and evaluate population, health, and nutrition programs.USAID Democratic and Health Surveys
  • Free online database and additional resources of health and human rights law.Health and Human Rights resources
  • The UN World Health Organisation regional offices in Africa. WHO Regional Offices in Africa
  • The African Union Center for Disease Control and prevention.Africa CDC

Climate, environment, energy and resources

  • Resource Watch features hundreds of data sets all in one place on the state of the planet’s resources and citizens. Users can visualize challenges facing people and the planet, from climate change to poverty, water risk to state instability, air pollution to human migration, and more.Resource Watch
  • Launched at the G8 Gleneagles Summit in 2005, the role of the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) is to help improve the lives and economic well-being of millions of Africa’s people through encouraging, supporting and promoting increased investment in infrastructure in Africa, from both public and private sources. With a focus on regional programmes and initiatives, the ICA helps to facilitate infrastructure development in the water, transport, energy and ICT sectors. Infrastructure Consortium for Africa

Other data and statistics

  • The Global Slavery Index provides a map, country by country, of the estimated prevalence of modern slavery, together with information about the steps each government has taken to respond to this issue. This information allows an objective comparison and assessment of both the problem and adequacy of the response in 167 countries.Global Slavery Index

Publications

  • An online bilingual database with over 20,000 records from seven West African collections, including the manuscript libraries of the Institut Mauritanien de Recherche Scientifique, Northwestern University and the Centre Ahmad Baba in Timbuktu. West African Arabic Manuscript Database
  • Full-text document on the history of Mauritania by Prof. Hamahou Allah Ould Salem at the University of Nouakchott.Histoire de la Mauritanie (PDF)
  • EADI, the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes, is the leading European network in the field of development research and training. The EADI Research Monitor is a publication database for development research.EADI Research Monitor
  • Science Magazine website.Science Magazine
  • A list of free, Africa-related journals, provided by the ASCL Library.Free Africa-related journals

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