Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
The Islamic Republic of Mauritania/ République Islamique de Mauritanie/Jumhuriyet Muritaniya al-Islamiyah (Female Suffrage 1946/61) 1958 an autonomous republic within the French Community, independent 1960

Also see Maruritania Party Leaders

1971-78 Minister of Family and Social Welfare Toure Aissata Kone

1987-90 Minister of Industry Abdelerahman Khadija Mint Ahmed Aïche
1994-95 Secretary of State for Women
In the first civil government after the Military dictatorship which lasted from 1978-87 there were two other female members.

1992-94 Minister of Women’s Affairs Mariam Mint Ahmed Aicha
1994-95 Secretary of State of Women’s Affairs

1995-97 Secretary of State of Women’s Affairs Siniya Mint Sidi Haiba Aïche

1997-2000 Minister of Health and Social Solidarity and Human Service Diyé Bâ

1997-
2005 Secretary of State of Civil Affairs Khadijatou Mint Boubou

1997-98 Secretary of State of Women’s Affairs Achaïtou Mint M’hiham

1998 Minister of Women’s Affairs Mantata Mint Adeid

1998-2000 Secretary of State of Women’s Affairs Mtatem Mint Heyram

2000-04 Secretary of State by the Prime Minister charged with New Technologies Fatimetou Mint Mohamed Ould Saleck
Another version of her name (from the government website) is F. Mint Mohamed-Salech. (b. 1966-).

2000-03 Secretary of State of Women’s Affairs Mintata Mint Hedeid

2001-05 Minister-Advisor at the Presidency Naha Mint Mouknass
2009-11 Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation

2014- Minister of Commerce and Industry, Handicrafts and Tourism
The second woman in the Arab world to be head of  a political party UDP, Uunion des forces du progrès, since 2000. As Minister Advisor she was always seated next to the President during the Cabinet Meetings.

2003-05 Minister of Civil Servants and Labour Salka Mint Bilal Ould Yamar
(b. 1960-).

2003-05 Secretary of State of Women’s Affairs Zeinebou Mint Mohamed Nahah
(b. 1965-).

2004-05 Secretary of State by the Prime Minister charged with New Technologies Betrigha Mint Kaber Ould Cheikh
(b. 1971-)

2005-07 Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth Mahla Bent Ahmed
Appointed by the Military Junta that took power in August 2005.

2005-07 Secretary of State for Women's Affairs Nabkouha Bent Tlamid

2005-07 Secretary of state in charge of new technologies Mognana Sow Deina

2007-08 Minister of National Education Nebghouha Mint Mohamed Vall

2007-08 Minister in charge of Women's Empowerment, Children and Families Fatimetou Mint Khattri

2007-08 Vice-Minister in charge of the Environment attached to the Prime Minister Aicha Mint Sidi Bouna

2008 Minister of Commerce and Industry Salma Mint Tegueddi
Senator from 2002 and President of the Law Committee. (b. 1964-).

2008-09 Minister of Rural Development Messaouda Mint Baham
Member of the administration appointed by the Military Rulers following one of the many coup d'etats in the country.

2008-09 Minister of Social Affairs, Childhood and Family Selama Mint Cheikhna Ould Lemrabott

2009 Minister of Health Zeinabou Mint Mohamed

2009 Minister of Social Affairs, Childhood and the Family Mariem Baba Sy

2009-14 Minister of Civil Service Dr. Coumba Bâ
2015-16 Minister of Youth and Sports

2009-14 Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Cissé Mint Cheikh Ould Boyde

2009-14 Minister of Social Affairs, Childhood and the Family Moulaty Mint El Moctar

2013-14 Minister of Professional Training, Technologies and Communication Fatima Habib
2014 Minister of Housing, Urbanism and Physical Planning
2014-15 Minister of Cattle and Livestock
2015-16 Minister of Social Development, Children and Family
2016- Minister of Livestock

2014-15 Minister of Culture Fatma Vall Mint Soueinae
2014 Minister of Youth and Sports
2014-15 Mnister of Handicrafts
2015 Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
2015-16 Minister of Cattle and Livestock
2016- Minister of Culture and Crafts

2014 Minister in the Ministry of Interior Lemina Mint Kotob Ould Momma
2014-15 Minister of Social Affairs, Childhood and the Family
2015-16 Minister of Agriculture
2016- Minister of Social Affairs, Children and the Familiy

2014 Minister-Delegate of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation charged with Maghreb and African Affairs Mekfoula Mint Agatt

2014 Minister-Delegate of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation charged with Mauritanians Abroad Hawa Tandia
2014-15 and 2016- Minister Secretary General of the Government

2014-15 Minister of Communication and Relations with the Parliament Nejwa Mint El Kettab

2014-15 Minister-Delegate of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation charged with Maghreb and African Affairs and Mauritanians Abroad Hindou Mint Haînina

2015 Minister-Delegate of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation charged with Maghreb and African Affairs and Mauritanians Abroad
Khadijetou M’Bareck Fall

2016- Minister Delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs responsible for Maghreb Affairs, Africa and Mauritanians abroad Hindou Mint Ainina

 

Last update 12.02.16