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Response to Information Request Number:MRT99001.ZNY
Date:6 July 1999
Subject:Mauritania: Information on the status and activities of the Comité d¿Initiative pour la Développement du Fouta (CIDF)
From:INS Resource Information Center, Washington, DC
Keywords:Mauritania/ political parties/


What is the Comité d¿Initiative pour la Développement du Fouta (CIDF)?


Information on the CIDF could not be found among the sources available to the RIC. A Mauritania Desk Officer at the Department of State stated that the CIDF was not listed as a legally existing organization in Mauritania.

This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the RIC within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.

Sources Consulted:

Banks, Arthur S., and Thomas C. Muller, eds. "Mauritania," Political Handbook of the World 1998 (Binghamton: CSA Publications, 1998), p. 592-598.

U.S. Department of State. Mauritania Country Desk. Telephone Interview. 6 July 1999.

U.S. Department of State. Democracy, Labor, and Human Rights Bureau. Telephone Interview. 1 July 1999.

U.S. Department of State. "Mauritania," Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1998 (Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, April 1999), p. 263-279


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