History of Mauritania
The original inhabitants of Mauritania were the Bafour, presumably a Mande ethnic group, connected to the contemporary Arabized minor social group of Imraguen ("fishermen") on the Atlantic coast.The t...
Precolonial Mauritania
Precolonial Mauritania, lying next to the Atlantic coast at the western edge of the Sahara Desert, received and assimilated into its complex society many waves of Saharan migrants and conquerors.Plini...
Precolonial Mauritania - Wikipedia
Colonial Mauritania
The period from the mid-nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries is the colonial period in Mauritania.
Before the nineteenth century, the European powers in West Africa were interested only in ...
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History of Mauritania (1958-1978)
This article is about the history of Mauritania from 1960 to 1978. Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is an Arab Maghreb country in West Africa. It is bordered by the Atlantic ...
History of Mauritania (1978-1991)
This article is about the history of Mauritania from 1978 to 1991. Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is an Arab Maghreb country in West Africa. It is bordered by the Atlantic ...
History of Mauritania (1991-present)

Opposition parties were legalized and a new constitution approved in 1991 which put an end to formal military rule. However, Ould Taya's election wins were dismissed as fraudulent by both opposit...
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Elections in Mauritania
Prior to the coup d'état of August 2005, Mauritania was a one party dominant state with the Democratic and Social Republican Party in power. Opposition parties were allowed, but widely considered to h...
French West Africa
French West Africa (French: Afrique occidentale française, AOF) was a federation of eight French colonial territories in Africa: Mauritania, Senegal, French Sudan (now Mali), French Guinea, Côte d...
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Ghana Empire
The Ghana Empire (c. 300 until c. 1235) was located in what is now southeastern Mauritania and western Mali. Complex societies had existed in the region since about 1500 BC, an...
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Serer history
The medieval history of the Serer people of Senegambia is partly characterised by resisting Islamization from perhaps the 11th century during the Almoravid movement (which would later result in the Se...
Serer history - Wikipedia
History of Mauritania (1960–78)
This article is about the history of Mauritania from 1960 to 1978. Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is an Arab Maghreb country in West Africa. It is bordered by the Atlantic ...
History of Mauritania (1960–78) - Wikipedia
The Battle of Fandane-Thiouthioune
The Battle of Fandane-Thiouthioune (or Thiouthiogne), also known as The Battle of Somb or The Battle of Somb-Tioutioune, occurred on 18 July 1867. It was a religious war between the Serer people and ...
Takrur
Takrur, Tekrur, or Tekrour (c. 800 – c. 1285) was an ancient state of West Africa, which flourished roughly parallel to the Ghana Empire.
Takrur was the name of the capital of the state which...
Ouadane
Ouadane or Wādān (Arabic: وادان‎) is a small town in the desert region of central Mauritania, situated on the southern edge of the Adrar Plateau, 93 km northeast of Chinguetti. The town...
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History of Cape Verde
The recorded history of Cape Verde begins with Portuguese discovery in 1456. Possible early references go back around 2000 years.
Cape Verde may be referred to in the works "De choreographia" by P...
History of Cape Verde - Wikipedia
List of heads of state of Mauritania
The following is a list of heads of state of Mauritania, since the country gained independence from France in 1960.
(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)
List of heads of state of Mauritania - Wikipedia
2011 Sahrawi protests
The 2011 Western Saharan protests began on 25 February 2011 as a reaction to the failure of police to prevent anti-Sahrawi looting in the city of Dakhla, Western Sahara, and blossomed into protests ac...
2011 Sahrawi protests - Wikipedia
States headed by Serer Lamanes
This is a list of states headed by the Serer Lamanes. The Lamanes (or Lamans) have a historical, economic and religious significance in Serer countries. The following pre-colonial kingdoms and new s...
States headed by Serer Lamanes - Wikipedia
Adolphe Deitte
Adolphe Deitte (1879–1949) was a French colonial administrator; from 1928 until 1929 he was lieutenant governor of Chad. He served as that colony's governor from 1934 until 1935. He was the li...