On July 28, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation  with the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.
Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Constitutional referendum in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania
We are concerned about the unrest ahead of the constitutional referendum scheduled for Saturday in Mauritania, particularly the apparent suppression of dissenting voices and the reported use of excessive force
Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a country in the Maghreb region of western Africa. It is the eleventh largest country in Africa and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Western Sahara in the north, Algeria in the northeast, Mali in the east and southeast, and Senegal in the southwest. […]