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Mauritius to receive Queen’s Baton Relay ahead 2022 Commonwealth Games

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As member nations prepare for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Mauritius will next month receive the Queen’s Baton Relay, an iconic event which started with a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London as part of the city’s Commonwealth Day festivities.

The Queen’s Baton Relay, running in its 16th year and which is similar to the Olympic Torch, is a relay around the world. The Baton carries a message from the Head of the Commonwealth, Queen Elizabeth II.

The Relay started in October 2021 and will travel for 294 days, connecting 72 Commonwealth territories and nations over 90,000 miles.

Nigeria was the first African country to receive the Queen’s Baton Relay after which it will tour 15 other African countries before moving to Asia.

The 15 other African Countries are: Gambia (October 16), Sierra Leone (October 23), Ghana (October 26), Cameroon (October 29), Kenya (November 2), Uganda (November 5), Rwanda (November 10), Tanzania (November 13), Malawi (November 17) and Zambia (November 20), Mozambique (November 23), Mauritius (November 27), Botswana (November 30), St. Helena (December 5), South Africa (December 8), Namibia (December 14), Eswatini (December 17), Lesotho (December 20) Seychelles (December 23).

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