The contemporary political history of the Republic of Mauritius

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Opposition running before the wind
The Indian Ocean Newsletter, 4 February 1995. The success of the two opposition candidates of the alliance of Navin Ramgoolam's Labour Party and Paul Berenger's Mouvement Militant Mauricien in the parliamentary by-election on January 29 is a clear warning from discontented voters to prime minister Anerood Jugnauth.
The campaign against British Colonialism and the US military base in the Indian Ocean
Diego Garcia back to the people of Mauritius!, 23 November 1997. An open letter from the LALIT movement of Mauritius to Tony Blair concerning British Colonialism and the campaign against the US milltary Base of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean.
Mauritius to hold early general elections in September
Sapa-AP, 11 August 2000. Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam said the decision to hold the elections before parliament had completed its five-year term was not linked to recent corruption scandals. President Cassam Uteem dissolved the 64-seat National Assembly earlier following consultations with Ramgoolam, but neither offered an explanation for his decision.
Mauritian Election Results Disappoint Gender Activist
By Jean Chimhandamba and Alice Kwaramba, Southern African Research and Documentation Center (SARDC), 14 September 2000. Out of the 62 seats that were contested only four were won by women, all from the new governing alliance; the Mauritius Socialist Movement and the Mauritian Militant Movement (MSM/MMM). The previous Labour cabinet had three women; only 33 women ran among 536 candidates.
Mauritius Gets New Government
Panafrican News Agency, 16 September 2000. The leaders of the Opposition MSM/MMM Alliance, winner of Monday's legislative elections in Mauritius release the names of new ministers.
Denunciation of US policies in the Middle East
Panafrican News Agency, 20 October 2000. A demonstration in front of the US embassy in Port Louis, denouncing US policies in the Middle East, by the Al Muhajiroun movement. (brief)
Trade Unionists Protest Against Albright's Visit
Panafrican News Agency, 9 December 2000. Three trade unionists, led by the Federation of Progressive Union's secretary-general, Reeaz Chuttoo, were arrested briefly by police while sticking up anti-Albright posters. Some of the posters read: Albright take your Africa growth and opportunity act home; Go home; and AGOA means jobless growth.
Mauritius Reasserts Its Claim On Chagos Archipelago
Panafrican News Agency, 15 December 2000. Prime minister Anerood Jugnauth seeks international support for the return of the Chagos archipelago to Mauritius. The archipelago, a set of 65 small islets, 1920 km north of Mauritius, was detached in the 1960s by the British government prior to the independence of Mauritius in 1968.