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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'They had me with the cocktail waiters on Segways': Inside the hotel that's managed to out-wow all the others on ... - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

'They had me with the cocktail waiters on Segways': Inside the hotel that's managed to out-wow all the others on ...
Daily Mail
The answer is the Shangri-La Le Touessrok on Mauritius, the epitome of uber-luxury on an island bristling with five-star hotels. Originally opened as a restaurant in the 1970s, people would get so drunk they couldn't drive home - understandable given ...



Malawi and Mauritius play to goalless draw in 2017 COSAFA Castle Cup Group A clash - KickOff.com

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Malawi and Mauritius play to goalless draw in 2017 COSAFA Castle Cup Group A clash
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Mauritius managed to forge a chance or two of their own in the closing stages of the first-half but Saramandif and Edouard failed to find the target. Saramandif had a chance to make amends after the break but headed a decent chance wide, while at the ...
Mauritius/Malawi: Malawi in a Must Win Match Against Mauritius - Cosafa CupAllAfrica.com
Clash against Mauritius a must win – RVGMalawi24
Draws take group to the wireSuperSport
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Malawi in barren draw with Mauritius as Dalitso Sailesi's Chichewa interview draws mixed reaction - The Maravi Post

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Malawi in barren draw with Mauritius as Dalitso Sailesi's Chichewa interview draws mixed reaction
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The Malawi national football team fondly known as the Flames drew against Mauritius in the ongoing COSAFA cup in South Africa Yesterday. Arguably, the flames displayed good football perhaps showing that they are slowly grasping the passing football ...



UN Asks International Court to Weigh In on Britain-Mauritius Dispute - New York Times

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UN Asks International Court to Weigh In on Britain-Mauritius Dispute
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Mauritius, a former British colony that gained independence in 1968, says the islands are part of its territory and wants the International Court of Justice to offer its opinion. It casts the British claim as part of an unfinished struggle to free ...
India backs UNGA resolution to refer Britain-Mauritius dispute to ICJEconomic Times
Chagos Islands: Mauritius sovereignty dispute reveals Brexit Britain's loss of global influenceThe Independent
Chagos legal status sent to international court by UNBBC News
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In Run Up To Chagos Island Vote, US NSA McMaster Wanted India ...
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India backed Mauritius' resolution referring British control of the Archipelago to the ICJ but says it supports the US military presence in Diego Garcia.
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Mauritius referees for 'Birds'/Sfaxien match - The Swazi Observer

Mauritius referees for 'Birds'/Sfaxien match
The Swazi Observer
SOCCER – MAURITIUS referees will be officiating the CAF Confederation Cup Group B encounter pitting local envoys Mbabane Swallows and Tunisia's CS Sfaxien slated for Somhlolo National Stadium on Sunday. The panel will be headed by referee ...



How to enjoy Mauritius the affordable way - Independent Online

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How to enjoy Mauritius the affordable way
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Mauritius, the very name conjures up images of long, lazy days spent on a snow-white beach, gently wafted by warm tropical breezes while you gaze languidly out over an azure sea. Ah, just the thing, especially when lubricated by a couple of exotic ...



Enterprise Mauritius leading delegation to Fashion SVP - Fibre2fashion.com

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Enterprise Mauritius leading delegation to Fashion SVP
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Enterprise Mauritius is leading a delegation of local apparel manufacturers to participate for the second time at Fashion SVP during June 27-28 June 2017 in London. Thirteen manufacturers comprising four large enterprises and nine SMEs will showcase to ...



Beneath the beauty, Mauritius is an archive of human struggle and triumph - Livemint

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Beneath the beauty, Mauritius is an archive of human struggle and triumph
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A beautiful island of palm-fringed beaches, lagoons and coral reefs, Mauritius was formed due to volcanic activity around nine million years ago. This is evident from the craggy mountains jutting out of the landscape. Mauritius is known as a ...



parliament: India, Mauritius sign pact to institutionalise cooperation ... - Economic Times

Economic Times

parliament: India, Mauritius sign pact to institutionalise cooperation ...
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The MoU was signed by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Speaker of National Assembly of Mauritius Santi Bai Hanoomanjee after their meeting here.
Lok Sabha Speaker inks MoU with Mauritius counterpart | Business ...Hindu Business Line
India, Mauritius sign MoU on parliamentary cooperationThe Weekend Leader

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