Université de Nouakchott Al Aasriya
|President||Dr Cheikh Saad Bouh Kamara|
The University of Nouakchott Al Aasriya (French : Université de Nouakchott Al Aasriya, Arabic : جامعة نواكشوط) is a university in the city of Nouakchott, capital of Mauritania.
The university was created in July 2016 from the merger of the University of Science, Technology and Medicine and the University of Nouakchott, that was established in 1981 and has more than 12,000 students.
Nouakchott is the capital and largest city of Mauritania. It is one of the largest cities in the Sahel. The city also serves as the administrative and economic center of Mauritania.
Rosso is the major city of south-western Mauritania and capital of Trarza region. It is situated on the Senegal River at the head of the river zone allowing year-round navigation. The town is 204 km south of the capital Nouakchott. The Arabic name is Al-Quwarib.
The Central Bank of Mauritania is the central bank of Mauritania, in northwest Africa. The bank is located in the capital Nouakchott, just south of the presidential palace. Its current governor is Cheikh El Kebir Moulay Taher.
The Stade Olympique, or Stade olympique in French, is a multi-purpose stadium in Nouakchott, Mauritania. It is used mostly for football matches. It also has an athletics track. The capacity has been 20,000 since the most recent renovation. The stadium is used by the Mauritania national football team.
Mederdra is a small town and commune in south-west Mauritania. In 2000 it had a population of 6,858.
Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a sovereign state 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. Mauritania is the eleventh largest country in Africa, and 90 percent of its territory is situated in the Sahara. Most of its population of 4.4 million lives in the temperate south of the country, with roughly one third concentrated in the capital and largest city, Nouakchott, located on the Atlantic coast.
Dar-Naim is a suburb of Nouakchott and urban commune in western Mauritania. It is the capital of Nouakchott-Nord Region and has a population of 61,089.
Ksar, Mauritania is a suburb of Nouakchott and urban commune in western Mauritania. It has a population of 43,531.
Riyad is a suburb of Nouakchott and urban commune in western Mauritania. It has a population of 42,413.
Teyarett is a suburb of Nouakchott and urban commune in western Mauritania. It has a population of 46,351.
Toujouonine is a suburb of Nouakchott and urban commune in western Mauritania. It has a population of 56,064.
Tevragh-Zeina is a suburb of Nouakchott and urban commune in western Mauritania. It is the capital of Nouakchott-Ouest Region and has a population of 48,093.
The 2009 Nouakchott suicide bombing occurred in Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania, on August 8, 2009, outside the embassy of France. It was the first instance of a suicide bombing in the history of Mauritania. The bombing killed the perpetrator and wounded three people.
Radio Nationale is the national radio of Mauritania. Its headquarters are in Nouakchott, Mauritania, located on the Avenue Gamal Abdel Nasser, opposite the Wilaya de Nouakchott headquarters and adjacent (west) to the Lycée de Garçons Nouakchott.
The Mass media in Mauritania is undergoing a shift into a freer journalistic environment, while becoming increasingly open to private sector.
The 2011–2012 Mauritanian protests were a series of protests in Mauritania that started in January 2011, concurrent with the Arab Spring, and continued into 2012. The largely peaceful protest movement has demanded President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz institute political, economic, and legal reforms. Common themes of protest have included slavery, which is officially illegal in Mauritania, but is widespread in the country, and other human rights abuses the opposition has accused the government of perpetrating.
The Lycée Français Théodore Monod (LFTM) is a French international school in Nouakchott, Mauritania. It serves primary through lycée.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Nouakchott, Mauritania.
The 2021 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations was the 16th edition of the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations, the biennial international youth football tournament organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for players aged 20 and below. In September 2018, it was decided that the tournament would be hosted by Mauritania. This will be the first edition in Africa U-20 Cup of Nations to have expanded to 12 teams instead of eight. The top four teams of the tournament would have normally qualified for the 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Indonesia as the CAF representatives. However, FIFA decided to cancel the tournament on 24 December 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic.