After two very difficult years, the Mauritanian economy is showing signs of improvement. But the situation remains fragile and the country suffers like the whole continent from the increase in the price of products of base and persistence of the pandemic. Inflation rose from 1.4% in October 2020 to 8.2% last April according to the World Bank. To limit the burden of rising prices on households, the government subsidizes food products and fuel. But these aids will quickly become unsustainable for the state budget.
Interviewed at the beginning of July, Ousmane Mamadou Kane, Minister of Economic Affairs, nevertheless remains optimistic about Mauritania’s ability to regain sustained growth. To rectify the situation, he hopes in particular to be able to sign a support program with the IMF and within a few months, a bond issue – a first pour le