Mauritius. Visit Countryaah official website to get information about the capital city of Mauritius. 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.