News & Events

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protest in Nouakchott

November 11, 2014 U.S. Embassy Nouakchott has received reports of a possibly violent protest at Carrefour Madrid near Marché Capital that could continue into the night.  U.S. Embassy personnel and all U.S. citizens in Nouakchott are advised to avoid these areas for the time being.  Remember, even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational ...
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Regional Threat to Western Schools and Teachers

A recent anonymous posting on a Jihadist website encouraged attacks against American and other Western schools and teachers in Muslim-majority countries, specifically mentioning Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and Maadi, Egypt, as locations with high concentrations of potential targets.  While the Embassy is unaware of any specific, credible threat against any American school or individual in Mauritania, ...
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Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

Embassies and consulates are not polling places.  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 4.  U.S. citizens who want to participate in the 2014 U.S. elections should already have returned their absentee ballots to their local election officials.  U.S. embassies and consulates ...
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Statement by Ambassador André to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, on the Occasion of the Presentation of His Letters of Credentials

Good morning, I am delighted to be with all of you here today in this beautiful country, Mauritania. In-Sha-Allah (If God wills), we will continue the dialogue I have just begun with the President throughout my stay here. I want to convey to the people and to the government of Mauritania the deep respect of ...
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The American Embassy Funds Programs

As part of its Self /Help USADF program, which is designed to assist the poor of Mauritania through the creation of small income-generating projects, a sum of $40,000 (approximately 12, 000,000 UM) has been granted by the Embassy of the United States of America in Mauritania to the following associations:  The Artisanal Cooperative of Nafa, ...
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