The history of the Indian Ocean region (BIOS)
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- Indian Ocean Trade in 19th C.
- Dialog on H-World list, December 1995. A brief dialog
concerning the impact of British technology (such as
steamers) and financial innovations (such as insurance)
in changing the trade of the region.
- Dirty work in the Indian Ocean
- By Peter E. Newell, World Socialism, May
1998. Mauritius was all-important to Britain as well as
France, South Africa and, later, the United States because
of the trade routes, and particularly the Gulf oil tanker
routes, possible off-shore oil deposits along the East
African coast, and the monitoring of Soviet shipping and
- Open Letter to Mr. Mike Moore, Director General, World
Trade Organisation attending the COMESA Conference, May
2000, Mauritius. We, organisations and movements of the
peoples of Mauritius, Indian Ocean and Southern African
Region, wish to convey to you as Director of the World
Trade Organisation, our total opposition to the WTO and