Mauritius. About 2,000 people from the British-controlled Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean, who were displaced from there 30 years ago, were allowed to return home in May. According to CountryAAH, Port Louis is the capital city of Mauritius. An appeal court in London then rejected an appeal from the British government and instead upheld a 2006 ruling that gave the islanders the right to move back.
The conflict between Mauritius and Britain dates back to 1966, when Britain leased the Chagos Islands’ largest island, Diego Garcia, to the United States, which built a military base there. Britain forced the approximately 2,000 Chagos to move to Mauritius, 20 miles southeast of the islands. There many of them live in poverty and some of them are refugees in the UK.
- According to abbreviationfinder: MU is the 2-letter acronym for the country of Mauritius.
The islanders have long demanded to return home as well as claim damages from the UK and the US. The British government has tried to prevent the Chagos from moving back, partly by taking advantage of an opportunity to make decisions through decrees. The Court of Appeal described the government’s treatment of the islanders as “disgusting abuse of power”. Before the verdict came, M’s president Anerood threatened Jugnauth to leave the Commonwealth in protest of Britain’s “barbaric treatment” of the people of the Chagos Islands. He also considered bringing the matter to the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
HUMAN AND ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY
African island state, located in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar. The population was 1,179,137 residents at the 2000 census (1,245,000 according to a 2005 estimate). Demographic and social indicators have known since the eighties of the 20th century. significant improvements, reaching values not far from those of more developed countries.
The economy, which had recorded an average annual growth of 5.5 % in the nineties, in the first five years of the 21st century. it developed at only slightly slower rates. Faced with the difficulties faced by the traditional production sectors (textiles, sugar cane), the government has decided to encourage information and telecommunication technologies, which, however, require a substantial commitment in terms of professional training. Furthermore, favorable tax regulations have stimulated foreign investments, especially in the financial and banking fields. Tourism is always important.
Mauritius weather in March, April and May
Daily temperatures averaging 27 to 29 ° C can be expected over the next three months. The temperatures hardly fluctuate during this time.
Do you want to go on a beach holiday? The water temperatures are in March, April and May 25-27 ° C. This is great weather for a great time on the beach and in the water.
In March, at about 17 days can be expected precipitation in April at about 17 days in May at about 14 days.
In the period from March to May, the sun shines an average of 6 to 7 hours a day. The sunniest weather in Mahebourg is in March, but with a little less sun you will have to get by in April.
Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius; 148,100 residents (2018). Port Louis, located on the northwestern coast of the island of Mauritius, with its port is the center of the country’s domestic and foreign trade. The city has several research institutes and a university (founded in 1965).
Port Louis was founded by the French in 1736 as an intermediate station for ships en route between Europe and Asia.