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1er Février 2024

Le ministre des Arts a présenté le programme complet organisé dans le cadre de 189e anniversaire de l’Abolition de l’Esclavage .

Cabinet has taken note of the activities being organised for the commemoration of the 189th Anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery in Mauritius, which also coincides with the 30th Anniversary of the UNESCO Routes of the Enslaved People and the end of the United Nations Decade for People of African Descent 2015-2024. HE Mr Wavel Ramkalawan, President of the Republic of Seychelles would be the Chief Guest for the occasion. The Ministry of Arts and Cultural Heritage in collaboration with Le Morne Heritage Trust Fund, the National Heritage Fund and the Nelson Mandela Centre for African Culture would organise, inter alia, a series of activities as follows:
(a) a wreath laying ceremony at ‘Bassin des Esclaves’, Pamplemousses on 30 January 2024;
(b) a wreath laying ceremony at the ‘Monument aux Esclaves’, Pointe Canon, Mahebourg on 31 January 2024;
(c) a wreath laying ceremony at the International Slave Route Monument and a cultural programme at Le Morne Public Beach on 01 February 2024;
(d) live cooking and culinary tasting of traditional food by Le Morne Heritage Trust Fund in collaboration with Ecole Hôtelière Sir Gaëtan Duval at the Mahogany Shopping Promenade, Beau Plan on 03 February 2024; and
(e) an exhibition cum sale of artworks on the theme ‘A New Iconography of Slavery’ by the Nelson Mandela Centre for African Culture at Lespas Lar, La Tour Koenig, on 15 February 2024 followed by the launching of a comic book on slavery by author Stanley Harmon.

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