MapZones.com Culture mauritania, Culture, Back to Top. Moorish society is proud of its Arab andMuslim heritage. The media are owned or controlled by the government. http://www.mapzones.com/world/africa/mauritania/cultureindex.php
Extractions: Country Info Mauritania Introduction Mauritania General Data Mauritania Maps Mauritania Culture ... Mauritania Time and Date Mauritania Culture Back to Top Moorish society is proud of its Arab and Muslim heritage. Theology, poetry, and music flourish. Goldsmithing is a fine art. Kewri societies have a rich and varied folklore. Mail, telephone, and telegraph services are combined in the main post offices. Fewer than 6,000 telephones are in use, and administrative contact is primarily through radiotelephone. International telephonic communications are run through Paris. The media are owned or controlled by the government. A national radio network broadcasts in the prevailing languages and in French. There are also two Earth satellite stations with telecasts in French and Arabic. A daily, Ach-chaab; a fortnightly, Journal Officiel; and a bimonthly, Le Peuple, are published in the two official languages. Movie theatres are found in the main urban centres, and cercles (social, sporting clubs) provide recreational opportunities in Nouakchott, Nouadhibou, and Rosso. Egypt Maps
CIA - The World Factbook 2002 -- Mauritania Features map and brief descriptions of geography, economy, government, and people.Category Regional Africa mauritania government, mauritania, Top of Page. Country name Definition FieldListing conventional long form Islamic Republic of mauritania http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/mr.html
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Extractions: In mid-1996, at the conclusion of a meeting in Mauritania (Nouakchott) of ministers responsible for the interior, the three established joint security measures on their common borders. (An investigation into drugs-trafficking in Mauritania resulted in July in the imprisonment of seven senior police-officers and four magistrates.)
Extractions: local short form: Muritaniyah Government type: republic Capital: Nouakchott Administrative divisions: 12 regions (regions, singular - region) and 1 capital district*; Adrar, Assaba, Brakna, Dakhlet Nouadhibou, Gorgol, Guidimaka, Hodh Ech Chargui, Hodh El Gharbi, Inchiri, Nouakchott*, Tagant, Tiris Zemmour, Trarza Independence: 28 November 1960 (from France) National holiday: Independence Day, 28 November (1960) Constitution: 12 July 1991 Legal system: a combination of Shari'a (Islamic law) and French civil law Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal Executive branch: chief of state: President Col. Maaouya Ould Sid Ahmed TAYA (since 12 December 1984)
Extractions: In October 2001, Mauritania held its third legislative and fifth municipal elections since the opening of multiparty politics under the 1991 constitution. In an effort to overcome widespread accusations of fraud and manipulation in previous elections, the government introduced new safeguards, including published voter lists and a hard-to-falsify voter identification card. Reversing a trend of election boycotts, 15 opposition parties nominated candidates for more than 3,000 municipal posts and the 81-member National Assembly. Four opposition parties won a combined 11 seats in the National Assembly and took 15% of the municipal posts. The ruling Republican, Democratic, and Social Party (PRDS), in conjunction with two coalition parties, won the remaining contests. Presidential elections are slated for 2003. The PRDS, led by President Maaouya ould Sid'Ahmed Taya, has dominated Mauritanian politics since the country's first multiparty elections in April 1992 following the approval by referendum of the current constitution in July 1991. President Taya, who won elections in 1992 and 1997, first became chief of state through a December 12, 1984 bloodless coup which made him chairman of the committee of military officers that governed Mauritania from July 1978 to April 1992. The countrys first president, Moktar ould Daddah, served from independence until ousted in a bloodless coup on July 10, 1978.
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ICL - Mauritania Index to overthrow the government. 1978 Foundation of the Military Committee of NationalSalvation as a legislative body. Literature University of mauritania (ed http://www.oefre.unibe.ch/law/icl/mr__indx.html
Extractions: Mauritania has Islam as its State religion (Art. ), the President must be a Muslim (Art. ), and he is assisted by a High Islamic Council (Art. ). The constitution does not acknowledge explicitly an individual right to choose and practice one's religion. However, some fundamental rights are guaranteed ( Pmbl , Art. 10 ff. ) and the pluralist democratic character is strongly protected (Art. The strong stance of the Presidential Government is emphasized by the President's continuous re-eligibility (Art. ), the short regular sessions of Parliament (Art. ), the governmental competence to set the priorities of the parliamentary agendas (Art. ), and the de facto restriction for votes of no confidence (cf. Art. ). The legislative process provides for an examination of constitutionality prior to adopting laws (Art. ). Among the special provisions of the Mauritanian Constitution is the explicit duty to know the law (Art. ). Another specialty of Mauritania's Constitution is the requirement of a one third majority before any constitutional amendment is being discussed in Parliament (Art. History and News 6 March 1992: National Assembly elections; opposition parties refuse to participate; Colonel
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Extractions: Settled by Berbers in the 1st millennium A.D., the region was the center of the ancient empire of Ghana (7001200) and later became part of the empire of Mali (14th15th cent.). By this time the Sahara had encroached on much of Mauritania, limiting agriculture and reducing the population. In the 1440s Portuguese navigators established a fishing base, and from the 17th cent. European traders dealt in gum Arabic along the southern coast. France gained control of S Mauritania in the mid-19th cent., declared a protectorate over the region in 1903, and made it a separate colony in French West Africa in 1920, but did little to develop the economy. Nationalist political activity began after World War II, and Mauritania gained full independence in 1960. A Muslim state was created in 1961 under Makhtar Ould Daddah as president. His rule was troubled by ethnic tensions between the Fulani and the Arab-Berber group, by economic problems aggravated by the severe drought in the Sahel, and by worker-student protests. The military deposed Ould Daddah in 1978, and military governments subsequently ruled the country. A 1975 agreement with Spain and Morocco giving Mauritania control over the southern third of the Spanish (Western) Sahara ignited a conflict in the former colony. The Polisario Front, a pro-independence guerrilla group backed by Algeria, waged war against Mauritanian troops until 1979, when Mauritania renounced its claims to the area and signed a peace treaty with the front. Slavery was only officially abolished in 1980, and racial unrest erupted in the late 1970s and persisted into the 1980s, aggravated by government repression of black Mauritanians.