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Mauritania Reverts To Friday/Saturday Weekends

Source: La Tribune (Noakchott)
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2007
Most recent follow-up news item: December 21, 2021

Following yesterday's meeting of the Council of Ministers, it was announced that the weekly day of rest in Mauritania would be moved back from Sunday to Friday, with Saturday being an additional day of rest (jour de repos supplémentaire). This change comes into effect next Monday, December 17, 2007.

This is the 4th time that Mauritania changes its definition of the weekend, since it gained independence in 1960.

In the 2 decades following its independence, Mauritania's week-ends were Saturday/Sunday. In 1983, president Mohamed Khouna Ould Haidalla then changed Mauritania's week-ends to Thursday/Friday. In 2001 (2001-03-14), then Prime Minister, Sghaïr Ould Mbareck, changed Mauritania's week-ends to Friday/Saturday. In 2005, president Maaouya Ould Taya changed the week-end in Mauritania back to Saturday and Sunday (2005-03-08).

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