Mauritius

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

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Introduction

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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Angolan asset manager threatens claim against Mauritius - GAR

GAR

Angolan asset manager threatens claim against Mauritius
GAR
A Swiss investment firm that manages assets for Angola's sovereign wealth fund has threatened an investment treaty claim against Mauritius over the suspension of the business licences of its seven private equity funds in the Indian Ocean state.



Mauritius centre unveils new rules - GAR

GAR

Mauritius centre unveils new rules
GAR
The Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry Arbitration and Mediation Centre, MARC, has unveiled innovative new rules as the first Mauritius Arbitration Week, chaired by Neil Kaplan QC, gets underway.



Mauritius Hosts SIDS Global Business Network Partnership Forum ... - AllAfrica.com

AllAfrica.com

Mauritius Hosts SIDS Global Business Network Partnership Forum ...
AllAfrica.com
Press Release - The Global Business Network Private Sector Partnership Forum 2018 of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS-GBN), which is a platform to ...

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Never leave home: Finding a slice of India in Mauritius - The Indian Express

The Indian Express

Never leave home: Finding a slice of India in Mauritius
The Indian Express
A few months ago, as I embarked on a plane to Port Louis, more than 3,000 miles away from Indian shores, I thought I would be “away” for the next one week. But within a day of landing there I realised that when in Mauritius, one can never quite leave ...



Thomas Cook's new Mauritius hotel and Delhi for £149 - The Times

The Times

Thomas Cook's new Mauritius hotel and Delhi for £149
The Times
Delhi via Reykjavik The Icelandic low-cost airline Wow has announced new flights to Delhi, priced from £149 each way, but there's a catch. The route involves a three-hour flight north for a 12-hour stopover in Reykjavik before the 10½-hour flight to India.

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Seychelles, Mauritius reviewing joint management of Mascarene Plateau Region - Seychelles News Agency

Seychelles News Agency

Seychelles, Mauritius reviewing joint management of Mascarene Plateau Region
Seychelles News Agency
The Joint Management Area is the mechanism of joint jurisdiction between Seychelles and Mauritius over an area of the seabed and its underlying sub-soil in the Mascarene Plateau Region. It excludes the water and living organisms above the shelf.



Emraan Hashmi and Sobhita Dhulipala's upcoming film to be shot in Mauritius - Free Press Journal

Free Press Journal

Emraan Hashmi and Sobhita Dhulipala's upcoming film to be shot in Mauritius
Free Press Journal
After a four day shoot in Mumbai, the film will be further shot in Mauritius next week. Speaking on the film, Dhulipala mentioned that the shoot will be indoors and outdoors but her portions majorly revolve around shooting indoors. On the other hand ...
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Opposition leader in republic of Mauritius : nothing can justify systematic shooting unarmed protesters - Palestine News Network

Palestine News Network

Opposition leader in republic of Mauritius : nothing can justify systematic shooting unarmed protesters
Palestine News Network
and leader of the Opposition in republic of Mauritius said that the events of the last days in Palestine are very worrying. He added :”We strongly condemn the repression and violence perpetrated by the Israeli army against the protesters in Gaza ...



Mauritius: Monday blues - Strategies to cope - AllAfrica.com

Mauritius: Monday blues - Strategies to cope
AllAfrica.com
Mahensingh Deonaran, a psychologist in Mauritius, agrees and advises employees to take care of the bigger or more difficult tasks toward the end of the week to ensure the workload is lighter on Monday. He also suggests organising the office before ...

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Road safety in Mauritius - TRL - Independent Transport Research

TRL - Independent Transport Research

Road safety in Mauritius
TRL - Independent Transport Research
John Fletcher, Principal International Consultant at TRL delivered a presentation to the Transport Minister for Mauritius and the Mauritius National Road Safety Council, comprising of high-level stakeholders from multiple agencies. Road safety is an ...

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