Mauritania /mɔrɪˈteɪniə/ (Arabic: موريتانيا‎ Mūrītānyā; Berber: Muritanya or Agawej; Wolof: Gànnaar; Soninke: Murutaane; Pulaar: Moritani), 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.
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  • Mauritania Clerics Call For ‘Apostasy’ Blogger To Be Killed

    … Mauritania Clerics Call For ‘Apostasy’ Blogger To Be Killed November 14, 2016 by Meagan Freeman Leave a Comment The Islamic republic of Mauritania continues to make headlines in a story that began two years ago. Mohamed Ould Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir was arrested in 2014 for a critical blog post in which he discussed the country’s caste system…

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