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
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The island where Africa's rich get richer - Quartz

Quartz

The island where Africa's rich get richer
Quartz
Last year was tough for Africa's wealthy. Across the continent, the rich saw their ranks decline. Tiny Mauritius, however, bucked the trend in a big way. There were approximately 145,000 people with net assets worth $1 million or more living in Africa ...
Africa's rich list: Mauritius, SA top; Zimbabweans poorest of the poor – surveyThe Zimbabwean
Africa: Mauritians Are Africa's Wealthiest PeopleAllAfrica.com
Kenyans among Africa's wealthiest, report saysBusiness Daily (press release) (blog)
Bulawayo24 News (press release) (blog) -DailyNews
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Best hotels in Mauritius: How top designers remade luxury in paradise - CNN

CNN

Best hotels in Mauritius: How top designers remade luxury in paradise
CNN
CNN Travel's series often carries sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Read the policy. (CNN) Luxury hotels have staked claims to Mauritius's famed ...



Mauritius heeds ED call to crack Lalit Modi money trail - The Asian Age

The Asian Age

Mauritius heeds ED call to crack Lalit Modi money trail
The Asian Age
Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has approached authorities in Mauritius to provide them with transaction details related to Rs 400 crore allegedly laundered by former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi. The sum was allegedly ...



Travel Guide: Five interesting places to visit in Mauritius - TheCable

TheCable

Travel Guide: Five interesting places to visit in Mauritius
TheCable
Mauritius, an East African country, is known for its beaches, lagoons and reefs. It is located off the south-east coast of the African continent. When visiting Mauritius for the first time, there are lots of places to cover. Chateau de Labourdonnias ...



Emirates extends agreement with Mauritius and Seychelles | The ... - The National

The National

Emirates extends agreement with Mauritius and Seychelles | The ...
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Emirates on Tuesday renewed global marketing agreements with Mauritius and Seychelles by extending its Memorandum of Understanding with the tourism ...
Emirates renews deals with Mauritius, Seychelles | GulfNews.comgulfnews.com
Arabian Aerospace - Emirates renews partnership with Mauritius ...Arabian Aerospace

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Alicia Rountree's Mauritius Escape - Inside Alicia Rountree's ... - HarpersBAZAAR.com

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Alicia Rountree's Mauritius Escape - Inside Alicia Rountree's ...
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Model and restaurateur Alicia Rountree gets back to her tropical roots at her family's estate in Mauritius.
Victoria's Secret Model Alicia Rountree Reveals Her Sweet Escape ...Daily Front Row (blog)

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Mauritius Kicks Off Training Session to Support Country's Bunkering ... - Ship & Bunker

Ship & Bunker

Mauritius Kicks Off Training Session to Support Country's Bunkering ...
Ship & Bunker
The five-day training session on bunkering and shipping industry, which has a special focus on safety, pollution prevention, and security, began Monday.

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Mauritius: the new paradise on buyers' radars | Home | The Times ... - The Times (subscription)

The Times (subscription)

Mauritius: the new paradise on buyers' radars | Home | The Times ...
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Safe, stable and eager for foreign investment, Mauritius is enticing buyers in search of an African adventure. And that's before they see the glorious beaches.

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Underwater waterfall and 12 other Mauritius must-sees - CNN

Underwater waterfall and 12 other Mauritius must-sees
CNN
The Photography Museum is the culmination of Tristan Bréville's lifelong passion for cameras, and his personal collection of one million images documenting the history of Mauritius. Only a relative few are on display. Among the jewels are a collection ...



Underwater waterfall and 12 other Mauritius must-sees - MyJoyOnline - Myjoyonline.com

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Underwater waterfall and 12 other Mauritius must-sees - MyJoyOnline
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No one needs help finding a beautiful beach in Mauritius, but there are tons to explore away from the water as well.
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