NOUAKCHOTT, MAURITANIA - Mauritania's president named a new government on Sunday, a senior official said, as the names of several former ministers surfaced on his new cabinet's list. The move came a day after President Mohamed Ould Sheikh El Ghazouani announced a government reshuffle that would replace his predecessor and former minister of state for foreign and trade affairs, Mohamed El-Khatib, with his son-in-law and his former chief of staff for reasons not disclosed at the time.
Mauritania has remained on good terms with Algeria and has not withdrawn its support for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's government. Religious institutions and actors in Saudi Arabia and Arabia have had difficulty finding religious markets in populous countries such as Indonesia and Nigeria. So, while it is clear that Saudi actors and institutions seek to exert considerable religious influence in Mauritania, the case of Mauritania illustrates the limits and complexities of Saudi reach.
The capital and largest city is Nouakchott on the Atlantic coast, home to the second largest population in the world and the country's second largest economy. It is a hub for the Mauritian economy and is home to a deep-water port. Sights include the National Museum of Mauritania, the Royal Palace and a number of hotels, restaurants, hotels and restaurants.
NKC (ICAO: GQNN) is a member of Mauritania Airlines International, which flies to Paris, Dakar, Abidjan and Nouadhibou. Flights to Algiers and Paris are also available from Nouakchott, as are flights from other cities in the country such as Nouagadougou, Nouacoura, Toulouse and Gouda.
It is the eleventh largest sovereign state in Africa and borders Algeria, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau and the Democratic Republic of Congo. About 90% of his country is in the Sahara, but the population is concentrated in the south, where rainfall is slightly higher. As a seaside town, Nouakchott is generally not as hot or humid as other cities in its region, such as Nouagadougou and Toulouse.
Mauritania, a West African country, offers an important case study when considering Saudi Arabia's religious and soft power. The same scientific culture means that Saudi Arabia has much to offer, making it an attractive destination for scholars and scholars from around the world.
Mauritania is a poor country in northwest Africa, whose western border serves as part of the North Atlantic coast. Mauritania, a country with a population of about 1.5 million people, is located in the Atlantic Ocean and is home to a large number of oil and gas fields and a large port city.
Mauritania is inhabited by Berbers and the country's name derives from the ancient Berber Empire of Mauritania, which existed in the region between the 12th and 13th centuries BC. Some mock the country as the birthplace of what is now Mauritania and its capital, Nouakchott, because it is located near the city of Noula.
Illegal migration to the Canary Islands peaked at almost 32,000 in the first half of the 20th century after the end of the Second World War, but in the years that followed, their numbers declined dramatically. After independence, some of them came to Mauritania from areas north of the Senegal River and moved to their starting points.
While he criticized the coup and continued to call Abdallahi the "legitimate" president of Mauritania, he clashed with regional powers Morocco and Morocco, both of which withdrew their heavily supported Algerian role as regional power.
Mauritania joined Egypt, Palestine and Jordan as the only Arab League members to officially recognize Israel. Morocco recognized Mauritania as one of its member states on the United Nations Security Council in 2003.
Mauritania and Morocco annexed the territory of Western Sahara, while Mauritania took a lower one - a third at the request of Spain, the former imperial power.
As Mauritania prepared for independence, there was no capital, and villages were selected for towns ruled by the colony of Mauritania. The French colony of Nouakchott was chosen as the capital when it became autonomous, which began in 1958 and ended with full independence in 1960. The area of present-day NouakchOTT was chosen by Moktar Daddah Ould MOKtar, the son of the former colonial governor, and his wife. But from 1969, droughts in the Sahel forced subsistence farmers and nomads from Mauritania into the city, and the village was chosen again, this time as a city to rule Mauritania's colonies.
In 2009, the Mauritanian government announced that it had begun clearing the slums on the outskirts of Nouakchott, with the aim of eventually relocating 24,000 families to planned housing in the city.
French colonial officials had expected a population of about 50,000, but a combination of poor infrastructure, poor infrastructure, and poor planning by the colonial government prevented the city from reaching that population until the late 1960 "s. Nouakchott currently has an estimated population of 661,400 inhabitants, who live on an area of 2.5 million square kilometres and has proven to be an important tourist destination for the rest of the country with the largest tourist attractions in Mauritania.