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Quand on réside à l’étranger et qu’on suit l’actualité mauricienne de façon irrégulière, il y a des nouvelles comme cela qui vous font vraiment plaisir et, celle-là, soit la décision du conseil des ministres de la République de Maurice, qui, lors de sa réunion du 14 juin dernier, décide d’intégrer – enfin ! – les Chagos au processus électoral mauricien, en est une !

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Selon les autorités rilankaises, il y urait quelque 253 ctimes, au lieu de 359 annoncées, découlant des huit attentats particulièrement meurtriers, à Batticaloa et à Negombo, au Sri Lanka, depuis dimanche dernier. Soit cinq fois plus que la tuerie de Christchurch, en Nouvelle-Zélande, le 15 mars dernier. Le nombre est déjà très important et personne ne peut rester insensible à ce que des chrétiens innocents priant dans leurs églises, un dimanche de Pâques, puissent être tués !

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Parin Somani's lecture and India visit

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Article by Prof. Dr. Shafick Osman

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The Mohsin and Fauzia Center for Muslim World Studies will be the only American center that will focus on the study of Muslim minority communities worldwide. From the Khōjā community in Tanzania to the Hui in China, we are interested in the historical and lived experiences of diverse Muslim communities from scholars and merchants to farmers and laborers in Asia and Africa.

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Lecture in Mauritian Creole by FIU researcher Shafick Osman broadcast on broadcast on MBC TV 1 on Saturday 3 March 2018.

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Several :incentives have been :introduced :in two National Budgets to pull back the Mauritian diaspora on our shores. The majority of them however are unaware or choose to turn a blind eye to this, preferring a higher standard of living over the comfort of their home country.

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Islands are intrinsic parts of the Indian Ocean Region’s physical geography and human landscape. Historically, many have played substantial roles in the regional cultural and economic networks, as well as in the regional political developments. Today, at least three issues bring these islands back to the forefront of the regional and global affairs, namely geopolitics and strategic matters, environmental conditions and challenges, as well as ocean affairs.

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To promote greater understanding of the global Muslim community, Mohsin and Fauzia Jaffer, longtime supporters of Middle East studies and other programs at FIU, have donated $2 million to create a Center for Muslim World Studies at the university. The first-of-its-kind in South Florida, the center will be named the Mohsin and Fauzia Jaffer Center for Muslim World Studies and will be housed within the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs.

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This lecture will explore the impact of colonization on social identity construction in South Asia. The impact of colonization is seen in how South Asians understand their own history and see their place in human history.

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