Mauritius

Country Mauritius
Capital Port Louis
Continent Africa
Currency Mauritian rupee(MUR)
Languages Mauritian creole, French & English

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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. Mauritius remained a strategically important British naval base, and later an air station, playing an important role during World War II for anti-submarine and convoy operations, as well as the collection of signals intelligence. Independence from the UK was attained in 1968. A stable democracy with regular free elections and a positive human rights record, the country has attracted considerable foreign investment and has earned one of Africa's highest per capita incomes. Recent poor weather, declining sugar prices, and declining textile and apparel production, have slowed economic growth, leading to some protests over standards of living in the Creole community.

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Mauritius - Wikipedia
Mauritius - CIA World Fact Book
Mauritius - BBC
Mauritius - Timeline - BBC

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Swan Securities on the investment outlook for Mauritius in 2020 - CNBCAfrica.comSwan Securities on the investment outlook for Mauritius in 2020  CNBCAfrica.com

Overseas investment from Mauritius into India dips; US, Ireland gain - Business StandardOverseas investment from Mauritius into India dips; US, Ireland gain  Business Standard

Chagos Islands dispute: UK accused of 'crimes against humanity' by Mauritius - BBC NewsChagos Islands dispute: UK accused of 'crimes against humanity' by Mauritius  BBC News

Cyclone Alert Forces Mauritius to Close Stock Exchange, Airport - BloombergCyclone Alert Forces Mauritius to Close Stock Exchange, Airport  Bloomberg

Mauritius charts growth path for fisheries and aquaculture sectors - SeafoodSourceMauritius charts growth path for fisheries and aquaculture sectors  SeafoodSource

Free trade agreement between India, Mauritius nears finalisation - India TodayFree trade agreement between India, Mauritius nears finalisation  India Today

Mauritian police probe Ugandan over internet scam - Daily MonitorMauritian police probe Ugandan over internet scam  Daily Monitor

Mauritius second fastest growing wealth market worldwide - International InvestmentMauritius second fastest growing wealth market worldwide  International Investment

Why very few women go into politics in Mauritius - The Conversation AfricaWhy very few women go into politics in Mauritius  The Conversation Africa

How Is Mauritius Able To Help The UK Strengthen Trade And Investment Ties With Africa? - Mondaq News AlertsHow Is Mauritius Able To Help The UK Strengthen Trade And Investment Ties With Africa?  Mondaq News Alerts

MAURITIUS : Relations sour between sugar firm Omnicane and its Rwandan partner - Africa IntelligenceMAURITIUS : Relations sour between sugar firm Omnicane and its Rwandan partner  Africa Intelligence

Hapag-Lloyd opens new Quality Service Center in Mauritius - Hellenic Shipping News WorldwideHapag-Lloyd opens new Quality Service Center in Mauritius  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Domino's Pizza UK finance boss drowns on holiday in Mauritius - The GuardianDomino's Pizza UK finance boss drowns on holiday in Mauritius  The Guardian

Mauritius: Traffic Arrangement for Chinese New Year Parade 2020 - AllAfrica.comMauritius: Traffic Arrangement for Chinese New Year Parade 2020  AllAfrica.com

Terry Smith bags £16m and sends £116m to Mauritius - Citywire Financial PublishersTerry Smith bags £16m and sends £116m to Mauritius  Citywire Financial Publishers

Mauritius, Seychelles and the Indian Ocean: New destinations from Israel - The Jerusalem PostMauritius, Seychelles and the Indian Ocean: New destinations from Israel  The Jerusalem Post

Inside DJ Zinhle and Pearl Thusi's holiday in Mauritius. - IOLInside DJ Zinhle and Pearl Thusi's holiday in Mauritius.  IOL

LIT January: Mike Edwards enjoys Mauritius trip with wife courtesy Lipton Ice Tea - Pulse NigeriaLIT January: Mike Edwards enjoys Mauritius trip with wife courtesy Lipton Ice Tea  Pulse Nigeria

A $23k around-the-world cruise sets sail, with destinations including Melbourne and Mauritius - Daily MailA $23k around-the-world cruise sets sail, with destinations including Melbourne and Mauritius  Daily Mail

BC Tripathi joins Essar Exploration & Production Mauritius as non-executive chairman - ETEnergyworld.comBC Tripathi joins Essar Exploration & Production Mauritius as non-executive chairman  ETEnergyworld.com

Sun Resorts announces enhancements to two iconic Mauritius hotels: Sugar Beach Mauritius and Long Beach Mauritius - ITCMSun Resorts announces enhancements to two iconic Mauritius hotels: Sugar Beach Mauritius and Long Beach Mauritius  ITCM

Murder in Mauritius Podcast plot: What is the podcast about? The 'dark side' of island - ExpressMurder in Mauritius Podcast plot: What is the podcast about? The 'dark side' of island  Express

Luanda Leaks – 5 reasons why it's bigger than Angola - ICIJ.orgLuanda Leaks – 5 reasons why it's bigger than Angola  ICIJ.org

India’s Amazon Pay Receives $19.3 Million Capital Injection from Singapore and Mauritius-based Parent Entities - Crowdfund InsiderIndia’s Amazon Pay Receives $19.3 Million Capital Injection from Singapore and Mauritius-based Parent Entities  Crowdfund Insider

Mauritian woman brings taste of home to the Maritimes - CBC.caMauritian woman brings taste of home to the Maritimes  CBC.ca

Mauritius: Management Information System for an Efficient and Technologically Responsive Public Sector - AllAfrica.comMauritius: Management Information System for an Efficient and Technologically Responsive Public Sector  AllAfrica.com

Terry Smith pockets £16m as Fundsmith sends £116m to Mauritius - Citywire Financial PublishersTerry Smith pockets £16m as Fundsmith sends £116m to Mauritius  Citywire Financial Publishers

The Future of Mauritius Automobile Markets to 2019-2023, Trends, Drivers and Supply, Demand Outlook of Mauritius Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles – Dagoretti News - Dagoretti NewsThe Future of Mauritius Automobile Markets to 2019-2023, Trends, Drivers and Supply, Demand Outlook of Mauritius Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles – Dagoretti News  Dagoretti News

C Mauritius: how to holiday like you never grew up - Telegraph.co.ukC Mauritius: how to holiday like you never grew up  Telegraph.co.uk

This Luxurious Resort in Mauritius Offers a Deep-Dive on the Island’s Rich Culture - Robb ReportThis Luxurious Resort in Mauritius Offers a Deep-Dive on the Island’s Rich Culture  Robb Report

Mauritian Anti-Money Laundering And Countering The Financing Of Terrorism Handbook Published - Mondaq News AlertsMauritian Anti-Money Laundering And Countering The Financing Of Terrorism Handbook Published  Mondaq News Alerts

Honeymoon murder: Michaela McAreavey's husband wants cleared men to be retried - Sky NewsHoneymoon murder: Michaela McAreavey's husband wants cleared men to be retried  Sky News

Prince Harry's ex Chelsy Davy shares a glimpse inside her lavish Mauritius holiday - Daily MailPrince Harry's ex Chelsy Davy shares a glimpse inside her lavish Mauritius holiday  Daily Mail

Mauritius-based fund buys 19% of Softlogic Life for Rs. 2.6 b - ft.lkMauritius-based fund buys 19% of Softlogic Life for Rs. 2.6 b  ft.lk

TOWIE's Shelby Tribble stuns in a plunging swimsuit in Mauritius with beau Sam Mucklow - Daily MailTOWIE's Shelby Tribble stuns in a plunging swimsuit in Mauritius with beau Sam Mucklow  Daily Mail

Mauritius: Passenger Information System Launched - AllAfrica.comMauritius: Passenger Information System Launched  AllAfrica.com

Construction of US $23m Bo’Valon Mall in Mauritius complete - Construction ReviewConstruction of US $23m Bo’Valon Mall in Mauritius complete  Construction Review

Mauritius: Workshop to Develop Land Drainage Master Plan - AllAfrica.comMauritius: Workshop to Develop Land Drainage Master Plan  AllAfrica.com

Elets Conference: Collective efforts will bring in tangible differences in healthcare: High Commissioner of the Republic of Mauritius to India - EletsElets Conference: Collective efforts will bring in tangible differences in healthcare: High Commissioner of the Republic of Mauritius to India  Elets

Britons seeking some winter sun should visit Mauritius or Jamaica - Daily MailBritons seeking some winter sun should visit Mauritius or Jamaica  Daily Mail

Volt Resources receives approval to list debt in Mauritius - Proactive Investors AustraliaVolt Resources receives approval to list debt in Mauritius  Proactive Investors Australia

State Bank of Mauritius signs MoU with PayNearby to build ‘open banking’ network - The Financial ExpressState Bank of Mauritius signs MoU with PayNearby to build ‘open banking’ network  The Financial Express

The Nigerian international passport drops in new global ranking. Now 95th, and behind The Seychelles 29th, Mauritius 52nd and South Africa 56th - TODAY NEWS AFRICAThe Nigerian international passport drops in new global ranking. Now 95th, and behind The Seychelles 29th, Mauritius 52nd and South Africa 56th  TODAY NEWS AFRICA

State Bank of Mauritius signs MoU with PayNearby to build open banking network - Express ComputerState Bank of Mauritius signs MoU with PayNearby to build open banking network  Express Computer

Camille Walala Brings Local Mauritian Color to SALT of Palmar Hotel - Design MilkCamille Walala Brings Local Mauritian Color to SALT of Palmar Hotel  Design Milk

WOW! WIN A Free 5-Day Trip To Mauritius With ALL – Accor Live Limitless - Lovin DubaiWOW! WIN A Free 5-Day Trip To Mauritius With ALL – Accor Live Limitless  Lovin Dubai

Mauritius: Conference to Assess Implementation of Data Protection Act 2017 - AllAfrica.comMauritius: Conference to Assess Implementation of Data Protection Act 2017  AllAfrica.com

Seychelles in semis despite draw - newagebd.netSeychelles in semis despite draw  newagebd.net

Mauritius: Inter-Sectoral Collaboration Is Key to Control and Prevent Outbreak of Vector-Borne Diseases - AllAfrica.comMauritius: Inter-Sectoral Collaboration Is Key to Control and Prevent Outbreak of Vector-Borne Diseases  AllAfrica.com

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Mauritius: Award of Certificates in Context of Social Reinsertion and Inclusion Programme for Detainees - AllAfrica.comMauritius: Award of Certificates in Context of Social Reinsertion and Inclusion Programme for Detainees  AllAfrica.com

Mauritius: Bubble tea - Is it healthy? - AllAfrica.comMauritius: Bubble tea - Is it healthy?  AllAfrica.com

The Best Work You May Never See: Grey London, Directing Team D.A.R.Y.L. Help "The Birdman" Take Flight For Volvo UK - SHOOT OnlineThe Best Work You May Never See: Grey London, Directing Team D.A.R.Y.L. Help "The Birdman" Take Flight For Volvo UK  SHOOT Online

Anantara Iko Mauritius Resort & Villas is the hot new hotel in Mauritius - TravellerAnantara Iko Mauritius Resort & Villas is the hot new hotel in Mauritius  Traveller

Mauritius Ambassador affirms role played by Chinese Chamber of Commerce - DevdiscourseMauritius Ambassador affirms role played by Chinese Chamber of Commerce  Devdiscourse

Top 6 Golf Courses In Africa And Europe - The African ExponentTop 6 Golf Courses In Africa And Europe  The African Exponent

DJ Zinhle living it up in Mauritius as break-up rumours divide social media - The South AfricanDJ Zinhle living it up in Mauritius as break-up rumours divide social media  The South African

Not fazed! Pearl and DJ Zinhle are living their best life in Mauritius - TimesLIVENot fazed! Pearl and DJ Zinhle are living their best life in Mauritius  TimesLIVE

Edinburgh meeting hears Britain's refusal to allow Chagos Islanders to return home is 'crime against humanity' - Scottish Legal NewsEdinburgh meeting hears Britain's refusal to allow Chagos Islanders to return home is 'crime against humanity'  Scottish Legal News

Wicknell Chivayo holiday PICTURES in Mauritius - Nehanda RadioWicknell Chivayo holiday PICTURES in Mauritius  Nehanda Radio

President Faure receives Mauritian Minister for Housing and Land Use Planning - Office of the President of the Republic of SeychellesPresident Faure receives Mauritian Minister for Housing and Land Use Planning  Office of the President of the Republic of Seychelles

South Africa pulls out of Futsal Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco | The Star - IOLSouth Africa pulls out of Futsal Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco | The Star  IOL

Seychelles up against it in Palestine tie - Dhaka TribuneSeychelles up against it in Palestine tie  Dhaka Tribune

Spelthorne, Mauritius and the special stories of Surrey's links to an array of foreign places - Get SurreySpelthorne, Mauritius and the special stories of Surrey's links to an array of foreign places  Get Surrey

Revealed: UAE residents' favourite destinations to visit in 2020 - Khaleej TimesRevealed: UAE residents' favourite destinations to visit in 2020  Khaleej Times

Africa Futsal Cup: CAF Executive Committee Meets in Laayoune - The North Africa PostAfrica Futsal Cup: CAF Executive Committee Meets in Laayoune  The North Africa Post

Seychelles tops list of best African passports - IOLSeychelles tops list of best African passports  IOL

Wartime Mauritius airman remembered at heritage centre - Western TelegraphWartime Mauritius airman remembered at heritage centre  Western Telegraph

French influence thrives on an exotic island in the Indian Ocean - CNBCFrench influence thrives on an exotic island in the Indian Ocean  CNBC

Free-scoring Burundi into semis - Dhaka TribuneFree-scoring Burundi into semis  Dhaka Tribune

Liberia: Loita Group Partners With LBDI To Establish First Investment Banking Unit - Front Page AfricaLiberia: Loita Group Partners With LBDI To Establish First Investment Banking Unit  Front Page Africa

Shang Palace Tours in Maldives, Muscat and Mauritius - Travel Trade DailyShang Palace Tours in Maldives, Muscat and Mauritius  Travel Trade Daily

Indian passport holders do not need prior visa to travel in these 58 countries - LivemintIndian passport holders do not need prior visa to travel in these 58 countries  Livemint

Mauritius elects incumbent PM for five-year term - ReutersMauritius elects incumbent PM for five-year term  Reuters

'Illegal colonial occupier': Mauritius condemns UK for failing to give up control of an overseas territory - CNBC'Illegal colonial occupier': Mauritius condemns UK for failing to give up control of an overseas territory  CNBC

Kenyatta opens London Stock Exchange to mark Kenyan listing | ALB Article - African Law & Business (ALB)Kenyatta opens London Stock Exchange to mark Kenyan listing | ALB Article  African Law & Business (ALB)

How the Mauritius Commercial Bank plans to be a force for good in Africa - Born2InvestHow the Mauritius Commercial Bank plans to be a force for good in Africa  Born2Invest

Mauritius prime minister dissolves parliament, calls for election - Al Jazeera AmericaMauritius prime minister dissolves parliament, calls for election  Al Jazeera America

PICTURES: Zim tycoon Wicknell Chivayo, wife holiday pics in Mauritius | ZIM NEWS - ZwNews.comPICTURES: Zim tycoon Wicknell Chivayo, wife holiday pics in Mauritius | ZIM NEWS  ZwNews.com

House Hunting in … Mauritius - The New York TimesHouse Hunting in … Mauritius  The New York Times

Pope Francis makes Apostolic Journey to Mauritius - Vatican NewsPope Francis makes Apostolic Journey to Mauritius  Vatican News

EU negotiates to deepen East and Southern Africa trade ties - just-style.comEU negotiates to deepen East and Southern Africa trade ties  just-style.com

Reducing climate change and disaster risk in Mauritius - UN EnvironmentReducing climate change and disaster risk in Mauritius  UN Environment

Mauritius' PM touts achievements to fend off challenge in November 7 poll - ReutersMauritius' PM touts achievements to fend off challenge in November 7 poll  Reuters

Mauritius Leaks exposes tiny tax haven's role in vast offshore system - ICIJ.orgMauritius Leaks exposes tiny tax haven's role in vast offshore system  ICIJ.org

Five reasons why Mauritius is every traveller’s dream - The Financial ExpressFive reasons why Mauritius is every traveller’s dream  The Financial Express

Modi, Mauritian PM Pravind Kumar Jugnauth launch phase-I of L&T-built metro train in Mauritius - Economic TimesModi, Mauritian PM Pravind Kumar Jugnauth launch phase-I of L&T-built metro train in Mauritius  Economic Times

Veteran Mauritian Leaders Square Off for Another Stint in Power - Bloomberg Australia-NZVeteran Mauritian Leaders Square Off for Another Stint in Power  Bloomberg Australia-NZ

Mauritius: Religious grateful Pope affirms them in their mission - Vatican NewsMauritius: Religious grateful Pope affirms them in their mission  Vatican News

Rivals promise better wealth distribution as Mauritius votes - ReutersRivals promise better wealth distribution as Mauritius votes  Reuters

UK urged to end 'colonial administration' of Chagos Islands - Al Jazeera EnglishUK urged to end 'colonial administration' of Chagos Islands  Al Jazeera English

Mauritius v-c: peace is good, but it can be barrier to innovation - Times Higher Education (THE)Mauritius v-c: peace is good, but it can be barrier to innovation  Times Higher Education (THE)

Breaking Up with Britain: Why Mauritius Wants an Agreement with America - The National Interest OnlineBreaking Up with Britain: Why Mauritius Wants an Agreement with America  The National Interest Online

Pankaj Kalra appointed CFO, Head of Strategy of Essar Exploration & Production - Business Insider IndiaPankaj Kalra appointed CFO, Head of Strategy of Essar Exploration & Production  Business Insider India

All eyes on Mauritius:new residential resorts on idyllic Indian Ocean island are ticking all the boxes for international buyers - Homes and PropertyAll eyes on Mauritius:new residential resorts on idyllic Indian Ocean island are ticking all the boxes for international buyers  Homes and Property

Jeremy Corbyn: I'd grant sovereignty of Chagos Islands to Mauritius if PM – video - The GuardianJeremy Corbyn: I'd grant sovereignty of Chagos Islands to Mauritius if PM – video  The Guardian

Where is Nithyananda? Not on our land, says Ecuador; Mauritius new speculated refuge - India TodayWhere is Nithyananda? Not on our land, says Ecuador; Mauritius new speculated refuge  India Today

PICTURE: The B772 Aircraft From Malaysia Will Land At At RGM12.30 - pindula.co.zwPICTURE: The B772 Aircraft From Malaysia Will Land At At RGM12.30  pindula.co.zw

Five Companies That Went Thousands of Miles to Use Mauritius - ICIJ.orgFive Companies That Went Thousands of Miles to Use Mauritius  ICIJ.org

Janice Farman murder: Two men jailed for killing in Mauritius - BBC NewsJanice Farman murder: Two men jailed for killing in Mauritius  BBC News