List of Famous People Born in Mauritania

Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a country in Northwest Africa. It is the eleventh largest sovereign state in Africa and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Western Sahara to the north and northwest, Algeria to the northeast, Mali to the east and southeast, and Senegal to the southwest.

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1. Mohamedou Ould Slahi

Mohamedou Ould Slahi
Male. Mauritanian author and former Guantánamo detainee
First Name: Mohamedou
Born on December 31, 1970 (age 51)
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2. Abderrahmane Sissako

Abderrahmane Sissako
Male. Mauritanian film director
First Name: Abderrahmane
Born on October 13, 1961 (age 60)
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3. Cheikh Saad

Cheikh Saad
Male. Mauritanian association football player
First Name: Cheikh
Last Name: Saad
Born on September 20, 1990 (age 32)
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4. Jidou El Moctar

Jidou El Moctar
Male. Olympic sprinter
First Name: Jidou
Born on July 8, 1985 (age 37)

5. Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya

Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya
Male. Prime Minister and President of Mauritania
First Name: Maaouya
Born on November 28, 1941 (age 80)

6. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed

Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed
Male. United Nations official
First Name: Ismail
Last Name: Ahmed
Born on January 1, 1950 (age 72)
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