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47 – Mauritania


Region Africa
Leader President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz
Population 4 266 000
Christian 0.1%
Main Religion Islam
Government Military Junta
Rank 47
Score 55
Previous Rank -
Previous Score -

Mauritania is one of only four official “Islamic Republics” in the world, and its constitution recognises Islam as the sole religion of the country’s estimated 4 million inhabitants. Sharia (Islamic law) is designated as the only officially recognised source of legislation. Harsh government restrictions make it very difficult for Christian missions to operate here. Pressure on Believers from a Muslim Background from family, tribe members and local Muslim leaders is very high. It remains completely impossible for Mauritanian Christians to register their churches, so they must meet in secret.

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