Several people have been arrested in connection with the disappearance of millions from the Mauritania’s Central Bank.
Among those arrested are bank employees implicated in the loss of 935,000 euros ($1m; £796,000) and some $358,000.
The central bank had in a statement announced the mysterious disappearance of the money.
It admitted to “weaknesses” in its internal controls and pledged to tighten security.
Police in the country are investigating the fraud.