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AFRINIC

AFRINIC Board Elections

The highlights of the summit are the Policy Discussions which took place on Thursday 17 September and the AFRINIC Board Elections that were held on the last day of the summit, i.e Friday 18 September. Electronic voting had begun two weeks ago

Ish Sookun

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Conference

Virtual Developers Conference by the MSCC

The Virtual Developers Conference of the Mauritius Software Craftsmanship Community was live streamed on YouTube on the 9th, 10th and 11th of September 2020. It connected 90 speakers from different parts of the world, not the Mauritius, with hundreds of viewers that showed interest

Ish Sookun

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Mauritius

The biggest protest march in Mauritius

According to Bruneau Laurette, the initiator of the protest march, between 123,000 and 157,000 people joined the protest march on the Saturday 29 August 2020 in Port-Louis. The Mauritius Police Force anticipated a crowd of about 20,000 people and preparations were made in that sense.

Ish Sookun

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Mauritius

Mauritian ambassador to India is back to Mauritius

Santi Bai 'Maya' Hanoomanjee, cousin of the Prime Minister of Mauritius, Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, was nominated as the High Commissioner of Mauritius to India shortly after Jugnauth's alliance won the general elections of 2019 by scoring 37.68% of Mauritian votes

Ish Sookun

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Dolphins found dead on the shores of Mauritius, MBC criticized for poor coverage

Yesterday, we were all saddened by the news of 18 dead dolphins brought ashore by sea waves on the south-east coasts. We were also angry when we found out that the Fisheries Minister, Sudheer Maudhoo, denied any link between the deaths of the animals and the Wakashio catastrophe

Ish Sookun

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Mauritius

Minister appoints loyalist as chairperson of government agency

The Government expects the citizens to trust the government institutions and yet the ministers, with the approval of the Prime Minister, continue the shameful practice of appointing their loyalists as directors or chairperson on boards of government agencies

Ish Sookun

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Mauritius

Do you remember the Rs 20 bank note?

I was in primary school, in standard II, when the Rs 20 bank note, which carried the portrait of the then Prime Minister of Mauritius, Sir Anerood Jugnauth's wife, Lady Sarojni Jugnauth, was in circulation

Ish Sookun

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AFRINIC

Head of CERT-MU runs as candidate for AFRINIC Board elections

AFRINIC Board Elections will be held during the Africa Internet Summit (AIS'20). The final candidate slate was published a few days ago. I was particularly interested to see who are the candidates running for Seat 3, representing the Indian Ocean

Ish Sookun

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Mauritius

Mauritius requested Google to remove content involving minister of technology from search results

Every six months Google publishes its transparency report which provides details on the different types of requests that the company received from government agencies from around the world

Ish Sookun

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