République Islamique Arabe et Africaine de Mauritanie
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Mauritania became a French protectorate in 1903 and a colony in 1920. It became an autonomous republic within the French Community on 28 Nov. 1958 and achieved full independence on 28 Nov. 1960. Under its first President, Moktar Ould Daddah, Mauritania became a one-party state in 1964.


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Further Reading

  1. Belvaud, C., La Mauritanie Paris, 1992Google Scholar
  2. Calderini, S. et al., Mauritania. [Bibliography]. Oxford and Santa Barbara, 1992Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995

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