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How to Use Mining to Unlock Mauritania's Potential

Malinne Blomberg, African Development Bank Group's Deputy Director General for North Africa and Country Manager for Tunisia, writes about how Mauritania is transforming its economy through mining, green hydrogen, and natural gas, and how president Ould Ghazouani has announced he would scale up the mining industry if re-elected. Find out more

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Gold Mine in central western Mauritania

President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, on a visit to Mauritania in 2022. The African Development Bank has been a key partner in Mauritania’s journey. The Bank has invested heavily in SNIM’s infrastructure, including a $46.9 million loan to widen the access channel to the mineral port of Nouadhibou.

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