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Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a sovereign country in Northwest Africa. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Western Sahara to the north and northwest, Algeria to the northeast, Mali to the east and southeast, and Senegal to the southwest.


Our standard dataset contains 319 entities connected with Mauritania. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Mauritania. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 223 entities identified as PEPs connected with Mauritania.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Prime Minister1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister Advisor at the Presidency2--
Minister of Agriculture12-
Minister of Commerce, Industry, & Tourism1--
Minister of Culture, Sport, Youth, & Relations With Parliament1--
Minister of Economy1--
Minister of Employment1--
Minister of Environment & Sustainable Development1--
Minister of Equipment and Transport, and GIRM Spokesperson1--
Minister of Finance1--
Minister of Fisheries & Maritime Economy1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs & Cooperation1--
Minister of Habitat, Urbanism, & Territorial Admin.1--
Minister of Health1--
Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, & Information & Communication Technologies1--
Minister of Hydrology & Sanitation1--
Minister of Interior & Decentralization1--
Minister of Islamic Affairs & Religious Studies1--
Minister of Justice1--
Minister of Livestock1--
Minister of National Defense1--
Minister of National Education & Reform of the Education System1--
Minister of Oil, Energy, & Mines1--
Minister of Public Function & Labor1--
Minister of Social Action, Families, & Children1--
Minister Secretary General of the Government1--
Minister Secretary General of the Presidency1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Assembly--147
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor of the Central Bank of Mauritania--1
Governor, Central Bank1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of France to Mauritania-22
Ambassador to the US1--
Mauritanian Ambassador to the United States--1
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Mauritanians Abroad-133
Prime Minister of Mauritania-81
Member of the National Assembly of Mauritania-22
President of Mauritania-31
Minister of Finance--3
Minister of Health-12
Minister Counsellor at the Presidency of the Republic-2-
Minister Secretary-General of the Presidency of the Republic-2-
Chef de Cabinet1--
Member of the Assembly of Senators of Mauritania--1
Minister of Energy and Oil-1-
Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research-1-
Minister of Housing, Urbanism and Land Planning--1
National Assembly--1

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...