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June 15, 2018
Mauritania, located in the western Sahel region of Africa, is rich in minerals, like iron ore, copper, gold, silver, and oil and gas. In fact, it is the world’s seventh largest exporter of iron ore and has the largest gypsum deposit in the world. These resource blessings allowed Mauritania to... Read More
April 24, 2016
In October, 2015, Generation Democracy hosted its first event outside the U.S. in Dakar, Senegal and brought together 45 young leaders from the West African countries of Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal for a collaborative conference and advocacy skills... Read More
April 19, 2016
Democratic societies require vibrant civil society sectors that enable citizens to freely influence public decision-making, work as problem solvers and hold governments accountable.   The track record of civil society activity in the Arab world is mixed.  In Tunisia, the Nobel Prize... Read More
April 18, 2016
We must do more to empower youth to participate in democracy on the African continent. No country personifies the need to attract young Africans to the positive benefits of democracy than Mauritania, where I met with promising youth leaders today. To say that Mauritania is a young country is an... Read More