Appeals & Response Plans
- Mauritania: Drought - May 2018
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Mauritania: Floods - Sep 2013
- Sahel Crisis: 2011-2017
- Mauritania: Floods - Aug 2010
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2009
- Mauritania: Floods - Aug 2009
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2008
- Mauritania: Floods - Aug 2007
Maps & Infographics
At Mbera refugee camp in Mauritania, 100,000 mainly Tuareg refugees from Mali regroup as Tuareg separatists and Islamist militants battle it out for control of northern Mali.
Read the full article in the Christian Science Monitor.
After a bloodless takeover last year, residents and other countries express cautious optimism.
By Claire Soares | Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor
NOUAKCHOTT, MAURITANIA - It sounds like the plot of a bad African spy movie.
In a little-known country on the fringes of the Sahara Desert, where oil is just about to start flowing, the president leaves on an overseas trip and the army seizes power.
But what seemed like a potential disaster has played out surprisingly well in Mauritania.