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Mauritania: Wire: Focus-Riots In Mauritius Close Shops, Businesses

Tue, 23 Feb 1999 08:00:00 GMT

Reuters, 23 Feb 1999 - PORT LOUIS, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Banks, businesses and schools in the Mauritian capital were closed on Tuesday, the third day of protest riots in which at least one man has died. Police advised workers to go home because of the riots in a poor suburb of Port Louis, sparked by the death in police custody on Sunday of a popular local reggae singer.



Mauritania: Wire: Outrage Sparked by Reggae Singer's Death

Mon, 22 Feb 1999 08:00:00 GMT

Reuters, 22 Feb 1999 - PORT LOUIS, Mauritius - Around 2,000 protesters in Mauritius clashed with police after a local reggae singer arrested for smoking marijuana died in police custody, reports said. Joseph Reginald Topize -- or Kaya -- died in jail on Sunday three days after his arrest for smoking marijuana at a rally to decriminalise the drug in the Indian Ocean nation.