Mauritania reportedly introducing new banknotes 01.01.2018

According to an article dated 28 November 2017 in El Confidencial, the Banque Centrale de Mauritanie intends to introduce new notes on 1 January 2018. It is unclear if the bank will revalue the ouguiya currency unit, or simply issue notes in excess of 5,000 ouguiya, the largest denomination at present.