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with China and India are strong for both historical and commercial reasons. Mauritius is a member of the World Trade Organization, the Commonwealth of Nations, La Francophonie, the African Union, the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), the Indian Ocean Commission, COMESA and formed the Indian Ocean Rim Association. Military All military, police, and security functions in Mauritius are carried out by 10,000 active-duty

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personnel under the command of the Commissioner of Police. The 8,000-member National Police Force is responsible for domestic law enforcement. The 1,500-member Special Mobile Force (SMF) and the 500-member National Coast Guard are the only two paramilitary units in Mauritius. Both units are composed of police officers on lengthy rotations to those services. The total land area

not have a standing army. All military, police, and security functions are carried out by 10,000 active-duty personnel under the command of the Commissioner of Police. The 8,000-member National Police Force is responsible for domestic law enforcement. The 1,500-member Special Mobile Force (SMF) and the 500-member National Coast Guard are the only two paramilitary units in Mauritius. Both units are composed of police officers on lengthy rotations to those services.


Indies . An early branch established in Mauritius (1859) closed within a year, but a London branch (1864), established to handle financing and payment for Australian exports of wool, gold and other commodities, and imports to Australia, was more successful. - Great Comet of 1830 (C 1830 F1, 1830 I) Faraguet, March 16, 1830 (Mauritius) and Fallows (Mary Anne Fallows), March 20, 1830 (Cape Town, South Africa). H. C. Dwerhagen, March 18, 1830 (Buenos Aires) El observatorio astronómico del convento de Santo Domingo Auszug aus einem Schreiben des Herrn Dwerhagen an Herrn Dr. und Ritter Olbers in Bremen - '''Wanadoo''' is the former name of the ISP (Internet service provider) division of Orange SA, which is a subsidiary of France Télécom. It operated in France, Spain, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Senegal, Mauritius, Madagascar, Lebanon, and Jordan. It ceased to operate as a worldwide brand on June 1, 2006, when it was replaced by Orange (Orange SA). African and Afro-Caribbean In South Africa, cornmeal mush is a staple food called mealie (Mielie-meal) pap (pap (food)); elsewhere in Southern Africa it is called phutu-(pap) or is'tshwala. It is similar to polenta but most often it is not as dense. In Zimbabwe it is called ''sadza'', ''phaletshe'', in Botswana, and ''nshima'', in Zambia, and "Oshifima" or Pap in Namibia. In East Africa a similar dish is called ''ugali'', named from the Swahili language. In Mauritius, polenta is commonly used to make Poudine Maïs, Fufu, a starch-based food from West (West Africa) and Central Africa, may also be made from maize meal. In the north of Angola it is known as ''funge'', probable source of names for the dish in a number of Caribbean countries, destination of slaves from Angola and elsewhere along the West Coast. In the Caribbean, similar dishes are ''Pastelle'' (Trinidad & Tobago), ''cou-cou'' (Barbados), ''funchi'' (Curaçao and Aruba), ''funjie'' (Antigua and Barbuda) and ''fungi'' (Virgin Islands). It is known as ''funche'' in Puerto Rican cuisine and ''mayi moulin'' in Haitian cuisine. The British had already occupied the Dutch East Indian possessions of Ambon (Ambon Island) and the Molucca Islands. They had also recently captured the French islands of Réunion and Mauritius in the Mauritius campaign of 1809–1811. Stamford Raffles, an official of the British East India Company who had been forced to leave the Dutch settlement at Malacca when the Netherlands were annexed, suggested to Lord Minto (Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 1st Earl of Minto), the Governor-General of India, that Java and the other Dutch possessions should be captured. With the large forces which had been made available to him for the Mauritius campaign, Minto enthusiastically adopted the suggestion, and even proposed to accompany the expedition himself. * '''Malawi''': see Rail transport in Malawi * '''Mauritius''': see Rail transport in Mauritius * '''Mozambique''': see Mozambique Ports and Railways David Gill was born in Aberdeen and educated at Dollar Academy. He spent two years at Aberdeen University, where he was taught by James Clerk Maxwell, Commons:Category:Mauritius WikiPedia:Mauritius Dmoz:Regional Africa Mauritius


it represents a humanism of diversity (Multiculturalism). Overview Since independence in 1968, Mauritius has developed from a low-income, agriculturally based economy to a middle-income diversified economy with growing industrial, financial, and tourist sectors. For most of the period, annual growth has been in the order of 5% to 6%. This compares very favourably with other sub-Saharan African countries and is largely due to sustained progress in economic conditions; between

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) Islands , Mauritius, and Madagascar, arriving at Durban in time for Christmas, 1927. *Livre (Guadeloupe livre) **French colonial livre - French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Martinique, Mauritius and Réunion **French livre - France The '''Tamil diaspora''' is a demographic group of Tamil people of Indian or Sri Lankan origin who have settled in other parts of the world. Significant Tamil diaspora populations can be found

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'Cheating' Gordon Ramsay cashes in on family man image with ad featuring wife Tana and his four children work The Daily Mail location UK date 2 December 2008 accessdate 16 May 2011 and Ramsay, initially ignoring the allegations, denied them during a live BBC show cooking demonstration, ''Good Food Show (Haymarket Group#Haymarket Exhibitions)''.

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time spent as prime minister is Anerood Jugnauth who was prime minister for sixteen years in four terms. The prime minister is the highest power of the state.The Ministry of Defense & Home Affairs (Defense minister) is under aegis of the Prime Minister office since 2004 http: portal site dhasite menuitem.d65913437d5ae92a41f5fbbea0208a0c . Origin It was invented in the mid 1980s by the Mauritian (Mauritius) Rastafari movement Rastafari

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tollfree fax hours price content A small seaside resort along the rugged coast of the Savanne district. A famous feature is the garden overlooking the sea and named after Dr. Charles Telfair. A popular viewpoint is found at the southern end of the village, right on the cliff top : Gris Gris. *

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(or older) rum. Worth the price difference! If you are staying in a hotel where the drinks are wildly expensive consider collecting your tipples while you are out and about from the local village shops or supermarkets where the prices are much cheaper. The local beer Phoenix costs around MUR30 (little more than one pound sterling) for a pint. Usually served very cold. The local Black Eagle beer, brewed in Nouvelle France is one to watch out for as well. Definite refreshment to match

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and Zimbabwe, bringing the total of countries in which SIM is active to more than 43. The '''Mauritius Fody''' ('''''Foudia rubra''''') is a rare species of bird in the weaver family (Ploceidae). It is endemic (Endemism) to the island of Mauritius. It is classified by BirdLife International as being endangered (endangered species). BirdLife International

Species Fact Sheet It is also on the United States' Endangered Species List with an endangered status. USFWS. Addition of 30 African birds to list of endangered and threatened wildlife. ''Federal Register'' January 12, 1995. accessdate 5 November 2010 Logging was linked to criminal syndicates that laundered rosewood logs through Reunion (Réunion) and Mauritius before


'''Mauritius''' ( southwest, form part of the Mascarene Islands. The area of the country is 2,040 km 2 . The capital and largest city is Port Louis.

Mauritius claims sovereignty over the Chagos Archipelago (United Kingdom) and Tromelin Island (France). The United Kingdom excised the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritian territory prior to Mauritian independence in 1965. The UK gradually depopulated the archipelago's indigenous population (Depopulation of Diego Garcia) and leased its biggest island, Diego Garcia, to the United States. The US soon thereafter established a military base on Diego Garcia.

The island of Mauritius was visited during the medieval period by the Arabs (Arab people) and then by the Portuguese (Kingdom of Portugal), who named it ''Dina Arobi'' and ''Cirne'', respectively. The island was uninhabited until the Dutch Republic established a colony in 1638, with the Dutch naming the island after Prince Maurice van Nassau (Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange). The Dutch colony was abandoned in 1710, and, five years later, the island became a French colony and was named Isle de France (Isle de France (Mauritius)). Due to its strategic position, Mauritius was known as the "star and key" of the Indian Ocean.

Mauritius became an important base on the trade routes from Europe to the East before the opening of the Suez Canal and was involved in the power struggle between the French and the British. The French won the Battle of Grand Port, their only naval victory over the British during these wars, but they could not prevent the British from landing (Invasion of Isle de France) at Cap Malheureux three months later, and formally surrendered on the fifth day of the invasion, 3 December 1810, on terms allowing settlers to keep their land and property, the use of the French language, and the law of France in criminal and civil matters. Under British rule, the island's name reverted to Mauritius. The country became an independent state on 12 March 1968, following the adoption of a new constitution (Constitution of Mauritius) and became a republic in 1992 within the Commonwealth (Commonwealth of Nations).

The people of Mauritius (Mauritians) are multiethnic (Multiracial) and multicultural (Multiculturalism). Most Mauritians are multilingual; Mauritian Creole, English, French, and Asian languages are used. The island's government is closely modelled on the Westminster parliamentary system, and Mauritius is highly ranked for democracy (Democracy Index) and for economic (List of countries by economic freedom) and political freedom (Freedom in the World). Along with the other Mascarene Islands, Mauritius is known for its varied flora and fauna (Wildlife of Mauritius), with many species endemic (Endemism) to the island. The island is widely known as the only known home of the dodo, which, along with several other avian species, was made extinct by human activities relatively shortly after the island's settlement.

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