Category Archives: Mauritania
IMF Executive Board Approves US$ 163.9 Million Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility for the Islamic Republic of Mauritania
- Board decision enables immediate disbursement of US$ 23.4 million to Mauritania.
- Mauritania’s ECF-supported program aims to address the challenges of economic growth, stability, sustainability, and poverty.
- Reforms will seek to create fiscal space for social spending and infrastructure through revenue mobilization and expenditure prioritization, as well as to modernize the monetary policy framework and maintain financial stability.
On December 6, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a three-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) with Mauritania for SDR 115.92 million (about US$ 163.9 million, or 90 percent of Mauritania’s quota) to support the country’s economic and financial reform program.
A ‘crazy idea’ has resulted in the ability to grow durum wheat in the extreme heat of famine-affected Senegal, Mauritania and Mali, potentially boosting the income for 1 million farming families, and therefore winning the 2017 Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security
What do Africans really think about the grandiose education projects, promoted by outsiders, that promise to transform their lives? In a special debate at this year’s eLearning Africa conference, we will find out.
The first phase will focus on horticulture, poultry farming, goat milk and non-timber forest products; the second phase could include fishing and new income generating crops or activities
Infrastructural hurdles – especially road accessibility, makes it very difficult to offer aid to some hard to reach communities in Mauritania, Mali, and Niger. United Nations Humanitarian Air Services (UNHAS) under the management of the United Nations World Food Programme has therefore resorted to air transport as an effective means to get to these disadvantaged communities. In support of their work, the Government of Spain has donated 100,000 Euros to each of these nations – Mauritania, Mali, and Niger to aid the transport of very important light weight cargo, including medical supplies, specialized nutrition products, and telecommunications equipment form the countries capital’s to these remote locations. In addition, the funding will assist in frequent transport of humanitarian staff working for UN agencies and their partners, Non-Governmental Organizations, and also officials from donor countries and journalists to get to the vulnerable people in distant and unsafe locations.
The UNCTAD TrainForTrade Port Management Programme took a first crucial step last month when 11 senior port managers completed a workshop for instructors held at the port of Nouakchott, the Mauritanian capital
New GSMA Report Sees Rise in Mobile Broadband and Smartphone Adoption across Middle East and North Africa
Mobile Helping to Grow Innovative New Services, Connect the Unconnected and Create Employment Across Diverse Region
Mark C. Toner, Deputy Department Spokesperson
Revitalisation of the Inter- African Coffee Organisation (IACO): Preparation of the 2017-2022 and Strategy and Institutional Review.
United Nations human rights expert Juan E. Méndez today called on the Mauritanian authorities “to put into practice the existing laws and safeguards for the protection from torture and ill-treatment for all suspects and detainees in Mauritania.”
As part of its European Union (EU)-funded project “Strengthening border management in Mauritania – the involvement of the Gendarmerie,” IOM this week organized a workshop in Nouakchott presenting a feasibility study on how to manage the cross-border movement of border communities.
Transparency International estimates 75 million Africans paid a bribe in the past year
INTERPOL-coordinated illegal logging operations in West Africa and Central and South America have identified key trade routes used by criminal networks to traffic illicitly harvested timber and led to major seizures of protected and valuable timber species worth more than USD 262 million.