A conflict that ensued between Senegal and Mauritanian in 1989, led many Mauritanians to
seek refuge in Senegal. Though the exact number is not known, an estimated 20,000
Mauritanian refugees continue to live in northern Senegal 16 years after being expelled from
their home country. The exact number could not be ascertained because the attempted
registration exercise which started in December 1999 was unfortunately abandoned in 2000.
Thesis (LLM (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa)) -- University of Pretoria, 2011.