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Yearbook 2018

Mauritius. According to, President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim ​​resigned in March following hard pressure from, among others, Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth. Already at the beginning of the month, Gurib-Fakim ​​announced her departure after she was accused of buying clothes and jewelry for US $ 27,000 with a credit card she received from the voluntary organization Planet Earth Institute. The president regretted that she had repaid the money and thus did not consider herself wrong, but said she would leave her post after the 50th anniversary of the country's independence on March 12. A few days later, she withdrew her promise to resign but then changed again and was succeeded March 23 by Vice President Barlen Vyapoory.

2018 Mauritius

The roughly 200 Muslim protesters who stopped a pride parade in the capital Port Louis in June were criticized for their actions, by both Catholic Cardinal Maurice Piat and Prime Minister Jugnauth. Cardinal Piat emphasized the fallacy of preventing a demonstration that received a police permit, regardless of one's position on LGBT issues.

The budget for 2018-19 presented by the government in June included a proposal that foreigners should be offered Mauritian citizenship by paying US $ 1 million to a national welfare fund. The fee for other family members should then be US $ 100,000. The opposition criticized the proposal.

By signing an agreement in Rwanda's capital Kigali in March, Mauritius became one of 44 African countries that supported a new African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

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