Mauritius. According to
Countryaah official website, Mauritania was hit by the worst rattles of 30 years
during the year. They were triggered by reggae star Joseph
(Kaya) Topize's death in police custody in February, but new
unrest followed later in the year as well. after revealing
high-level corruption in the police force and customs.
Behind the riots lay the dissatisfaction of the poor
population with growing social gaps. At the beginning of the
year, the Mouvement Militant Mauritania (MMM) and Mouvement
Socialiste Mauricien (MSM) parties came together in an
alliance to increase the chances of defeating the Mauritius
Labor Party (MLP) in the 2000 parliamentary elections. The
opposition criticized the government for not addressing it
with the economic crisis in the country. Rumors also
surfaced that there was considerable disagreement within the
government about how economic policy should be shaped.