The social history of the Republic of Mauritius

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Report Says Child Prostitution Rampant in Mauritius
By Nasseem Ackbarally, Panafrican News Agency, 9 October 2000. Girls between 11 and 13 years are being forced into prostitution in several regions, including the island of Rodrigues. The prostitution network functions as institutions to take care of the young girls who come from poor families or from separated parents.
Unemployment Rate Reaches 8 Percent In Mauritius
Panafrican News Agency (Dakar), 20 February 2001.
Police Custody Death of African Reggae Singer Causes Riots
A-Infos News Service, 6 March 2001. The riots, which caused four deaths, the firebombing of police stations, the closing of schools and stores, road-blocking and car-burning, began after the death of local reggae singer, Kaya. The singer died while in police custody after being arrested for smoking marijuana during a protest for drug legalization.