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November 2015
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This Act amends the Asset Recovery Act in various sections concerning, among other things: administrative arrangements, the investigative agency and the enforcement agency.

Amends: Asset Recovery Act (No. 9 of 2011). (2011-05-13)

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Although known to Arab and Malay sailors as early as the 10th century, Mauritius was first explored by the Portuguese in the 16th century and subsequently settled by the Dutch - who named it in honor of Prince Maurits van NASSAU - in the 17th century. The French assumed control in 1715, developing the island into an important naval base overseeing Indian Ocean trade, and establishing a plantation economy of sugar cane. The British captured the island in 1810, during the Napoleonic Wars.

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