Mr. Hassen Ould Ely, Minister of Fisheries and Maritime Economy oversaw in the Mauritanian center to the social and educational professions of traditional fisheries the leaving first class of women from this center.
Mauritania has signed with the Malaysian company Petronas a memorandum of understanding to launch a study on the establishment in Nouakchott of a gas power station, with a capacity of 700 MW, which a first part will be delivered before the end of 2011.
The Prime Minister, Mr. Mohamed Ould Moulaye Laghdhaf inaugurated on Wednesday in Nouakchott, a new production line of couscous under the company of Famo Mauritania, which is specialized in the manufacture of pasta.
The Head of State drew the curtain of the symbolic plate of the 1st Avenue in the Nouakchott city called Avenue deceased Mokhtar Ould Daddah, the first President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania before giving the signal of starting work this avenue
Oil prices have returned a higher Tuesday morning in the wake of the rise in Asian equity markets. Around 5:30 GMT, the December contract on the U.S. light crude gained 78 cents, or 1.23%, 64.00 dollars a barrel and Brent took 44 cents (0.72%) was 61.85 dollars.
The decline in production by OPEC decided Friday to short-term risk of not being able to stop the fall in prices of black gold, undermined by concerns about economic recession, but could in the longer term sow the conditions for a sharp rebound in prices.
"Mauritania will receive immediate support from the World Bank of $ 9 million to address the food crisis currently shaking many countries," said Madani Tall, director of operations of the WB for Mauritania.
The Mauritania will host, from next Friday in Nouakchott, the annual meeting of the Group of African governors with the International Monetary Fund and World Bank "African Caucus" that Mauritania ensures the rotating presidency since October 2007.
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry organized on Tuesday in Nouakchott, the first meeting of the National Steering Committee (NOC) program "Support the competitiveness and harmonization of technical barriers to trade (TBT) and Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) "commonly called quality programme Africa, the West.
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has revised last Tuesday its forecast of increased demand for crude in the world to 1.20% in 2008 against a previous estimate of 1.28% due to continuing high prices of black gold and the global economic crisis.
Some 25 airlines companies have ceased operations or gone bankrupt during the first six months of the year due to skyrocketing prices for fuel, a figure unmatched, according to the International Air Transport Association (Iata).
Oil prices are stable at around 137 dollars for a barrel, investors awaiting the weekly publication of the state of American stocks of crude and that release of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Federal Reserve.
Fisheries Minister, Mr. Assane Soumaré said he recently received operators inshore fisheries to consider their demands relating to mauritanisation certain vessels fishing in our territorial waters for more than two years without licences due to this effect.
Prime Minister, Mr. Zein Ould Zeidane received in audience, on Monday evening, in his office in Nouakchott, a mission of the Total French company concerned by the oil exploration in the pond of Taoudenni
PC Mauritania I Pty Ltd. detected gas in Banda NW-1 after running wireline logs in the exploration well drilled in PSC Area B off the Mauritanian coast. The well was drilled to a total depth of 2,703 metres (8,868 ft) by Atwood Oceanics Inc.
Chairman of Dubai World, Sultan bin Sulayem, who is currently touring West Africa along with a number of senior Dubai World officials to identify areas of investment, met on Sunday, the Mauritanian President
The waters off the 754-kilometer-long coast of Mauritania are among the richest fishing grounds in the world. In 1986 estimates of the country's potential annual marine resources ranged between 400,000 and 700,000 tons.
Apart from oil and mining, the industrial sector has found it diffi cult to take root on Mauritanian soil.With 80 percent of the country covered by desert, and the aft er eff ects of drought in the 60s and 70s, previous governments have struggled to set employment dynamics in motion or to create value for Mauritanian products.
Mauritania's mineral wealth has been exploited since Neolithic times. Archeological evidence of a copper mining and refining site near Akjoujt in west-central Mauritania dates from 500 to 1000 B.C. Modern exploitation of copper at Akjoujt and the more important iron ore deposits between Fdérik and Zouîrât began after independence.
The fishing industry would be well served by an enhanced energy infrastructure. Blessed with rich
seas along its 430-mile coast, Mauritania’s fisheries constitute 25-30 percent of the country’s budget. It could be looking at an even larger catch with the installation of large freezing and packaging units.Processing fish for export in Mauritania would boost the industry and add value..
Mauritania's authorities say they have arrested nine people in connection with the shooting of four French tourists last month. The nine appeared at a district court in Aleg, the town near where the tourists were killed. Prosecutors in Mauritania alleged the suspects are linked to a group allied to al-Qaeda.
BRUSSELS, Jan 8 (Reuters) - ArcelorMittal (ISPA.AS: Quote, Profile, Research), the world's largest steelmaker, said on Tuesday it had signed a deal with Mauritania's Societe Nationale Industrielle et Miniere (SNIM) to develop an iron ore mining project."Under the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding, SNIM and ArcelorMittal will jointly develop a large iron ore mining project,
NOUAKCHOTT, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Mauritania will tighten security around its fledgling oil industry following recent attacks by suspected al Qaeda militants on French tourists and government soldiers, its oil minister said on Wednesday.The Islamic Republic, which straddles black and Arab West Africa,
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