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Mauritius

Country archive · 18 posts


Latest stories about Mauritius

28 December 2013

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PHOTOS: Humans of Comoros, Madagascar and the Mascarene Islands

Humans of New York has inspired photographers all over the world. The Mascarene region also has plenty of great portraits to offer.

29 February 2012

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International Mother Language Day in Francophone Regions

February 21st is International Mother Language Day. Discussion of the origins of this celebration, and a brief review of current developments in French language and new technologies.

5 December 2011

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Ashura Commemorations Around the World

Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, is a period of mourning for Shia Muslims. Events reach a climax on Ashura, the tenth day of the month. Ayesha Saldanha...

17 October 2011

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Poetry Slam Activism in Francophone Africa

Poetry slam is a well-known channel of expression for many activists in North America but the rest of the world has now embraced this unique blend of poetry and rhythmic...

17 September 2010

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Mauritius: Facing Their Past in South Africa's Footsteps

Like South Africa and other African countries, Mauritius created a "Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation" Commission in 2008 to heal the wounds of slavery, as well as to find national unity...

9 July 2010

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African Soldiers on the Champs Elysees on Bastille Day

France's invitation to the armed forces of former colonies to join the parade on the Champs Elysees on July 14 is a subject of great controversy among African bloggers. Many...

10 August 2007

Madagascar hosts Indian Ocean Island Games

The Indian Ocean Island Games are underway in Madagascar and people are quite thrilled about it. Harinjaka gives us a preview of the anticipation back home: “C’est parti pour le...

21 July 2006

French-Speaking Bloggers on Rabat Conference on Migration

What Will the Conference Bring? Says France-based African blogger Le Pangolin, Du 10 au 11 juillet 2006, s'est tenue à Rabat au Maroc, la première rencontre interministérielle euro-africaine sur les...

2 July 2006

Africa: Is Homosexuality a Religion?

France-based Togolese Blogger Kangni Alem reflected on homosexuality in Africa recently. Namely, he tackled claims by some on the continent that homosexuality is a heretic religion. In the process, he...

28 June 2006

Why No Mention of Slavery in African and Haitian Fiction?

Why is there so little mention of slavery in African and Haitian Fiction? That is the question that Togolese France-based blogger Kangni Alem addresses in a prolific and well-thought out...

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