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Dancing delayed as Mauritians cast votes

AN election in Mauritius halted plans for the country's National Day celebration yesterday.

A new date will be announced by whoever is elected prime minister in the election which is currently under way, said Seewraj Nundlall, director of the country's manufacturing, agri-business, energy and environment departments.

So visitors wanting to learn the island's famous sega dance or taste its delicious seafood will have to wait just a little bit longer.

When it comes, however, "Mauritian sega dances and seafood will be the highlights of the event," said Nundlall.

He said the country's famous sega dancing dates back to the 16th century when French explorers came to Mauritius and brought slaves and laborers from other countries with them. The songs and dances created then incorporated various elements from different countries.

"Sega dancing is now very popular in Mauritius, every Mauritian can perform to foreign visitors," he said.

The Mauritius Pavilion is inside the African Union Pavilion in Zone C.

With its theme of "The Island City State," the pavilion presents the country's booming tourism industry with its beautiful scenery and special products such as rum, sugar and fruits.

It also showcases the Mauritius financial center, which is aiming to be a platform for entering the African market.

Mauritius is also offering great investment opportunities to local residents, with an investment promotion to be held in the city in July.


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