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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China, Mauritius sign free trade agreement - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina, Mauritius sign free trade agreement - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Mauritius Metro Express inaugurated | News - Railway Gazette InternationalMauritius Metro Express inaugurated | News  Railway Gazette International

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

Sebi’s FPI rules may leave Mauritius at sea - Economic TimesSebi’s FPI rules may leave Mauritius at sea  Economic Times

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

Mauritius route record: Francis Joyon is on his way - My SailingMauritius route record: Francis Joyon is on his way  My Sailing

L&T to buy Old Lane Mauritius III Ltd's stake in subsidiary for Rs 48 crore - Economic TimesL&T to buy Old Lane Mauritius III Ltd's stake in subsidiary for Rs 48 crore  Economic Times

Mauritius Tax Agency Explains Taxation of Income Earned Abroad - Bloomberg TaxMauritius Tax Agency Explains Taxation of Income Earned Abroad  Bloomberg Tax

Mauritius' Prime Minister Dissolves Parliament, Calls General Election - VOA NewsMauritius' Prime Minister Dissolves Parliament, Calls General Election  VOA News

INTERVIEW-Gay Mauritian men seek to overturn anti-gay law on paradise island - ReutersINTERVIEW-Gay Mauritian men seek to overturn anti-gay law on paradise island  Reuters

EU removes UAE, Switzerland, Mauritius from tax haven lists - India TodayEU removes UAE, Switzerland, Mauritius from tax haven lists  India Today

Ask the travel expert: What kind of sightseeing is suitable for Mauritius in May? - Economic TimesAsk the travel expert: What kind of sightseeing is suitable for Mauritius in May?  Economic Times

Zee Media Diwali in Mauritius: GALA EVENT! Entry is free, enjoy songs, and rock till you drop - All you nee... - Zee BusinessZee Media Diwali in Mauritius: GALA EVENT! Entry is free, enjoy songs, and rock till you drop - All you nee...  Zee Business

India, Mauritius committed for their people's prosperity: PM Modi - Economic TimesIndia, Mauritius committed for their people's prosperity: PM Modi  Economic Times

Travel: What to do when you're in… Mauritius - Daily MailTravel: What to do when you're in… Mauritius  Daily Mail

Why move to Mauritius? - Business DayWhy move to Mauritius?  Business Day

Why Mauritius is the new bolt hole for buying property - The TimesWhy Mauritius is the new bolt hole for buying property  The Times

2021 Africa Cup of Nations: Sao Tome secure victory in Mauritius in first leg of qualifier - BBC News2021 Africa Cup of Nations: Sao Tome secure victory in Mauritius in first leg of qualifier  BBC News

Why Mauritius was named golf destination of the year - Business DayWhy Mauritius was named golf destination of the year  Business Day

Durrell pink pigeons head to Mauritius to 'diversify gene pool' - Jersey Evening PostDurrell pink pigeons head to Mauritius to 'diversify gene pool'  Jersey Evening Post

Election date set after Mauritius' prime minister dissolves parliament - IOLElection date set after Mauritius' prime minister dissolves parliament  IOL

Beyond the beach on a gourmet tour of Mauritius where the cuisine is as appealing as it is informing - iNewsBeyond the beach on a gourmet tour of Mauritius where the cuisine is as appealing as it is informing  iNews

LOOK: One&Only launches first collection of private homes in Mauritius - IOLLOOK: One&Only launches first collection of private homes in Mauritius  IOL

Malaysia seafood restaurant brand to open in Mauritius - The Edge Markets MYMalaysia seafood restaurant brand to open in Mauritius  The Edge Markets MY

5 destinations you can travel to via Mauritius - IOL5 destinations you can travel to via Mauritius  IOL

This is why life in Mauritius really is a breeze - Lifestyle from Xposé - Virgin Media Television - virginmediatelevision.ieThis is why life in Mauritius really is a breeze - Lifestyle from Xposé - Virgin Media Television  virginmediatelevision.ie

Mauritius: "The IMF will see the pension increase as madness, especially in such troubled times" - AllAfrica.comMauritius: "The IMF will see the pension increase as madness, especially in such troubled times"  AllAfrica.com

Sharma joins field for Mauritius Open - Sport24Sharma joins field for Mauritius Open  Sport24

Mauritius: How to get there, where to stay and what to do - Manchester Evening NewsMauritius: How to get there, where to stay and what to do  Manchester Evening News

Current Status Of Mauritius First Satellite Project (MIR-SAT1) - Space in AfricaCurrent Status Of Mauritius First Satellite Project (MIR-SAT1)  Space in Africa

SA women arrested in Mauritius for alleged drug smuggling - News24SA women arrested in Mauritius for alleged drug smuggling  News24

Mauritius Case Summary: State Trading Corporation v Betamax Ltd - Litigation, Mediation & Arbitration - Mauritius - Mondaq News AlertsMauritius Case Summary: State Trading Corporation v Betamax Ltd - Litigation, Mediation & Arbitration - Mauritius  Mondaq News Alerts

5 Destinations You Didn't Know Were Reached Via Mauritius - iAfrica.com5 Destinations You Didn't Know Were Reached Via Mauritius  iAfrica.com

Travel: See a new side of Mauritius - The ArgusTravel: See a new side of Mauritius  The Argus

Airtel appoints lead managers for Mauritius arm's overseas borrowing - Economic TimesAirtel appoints lead managers for Mauritius arm's overseas borrowing  Economic Times

The tiny island of Mauritius is seeking to overturn a colonial-era law against gay sex - PinkNewsThe tiny island of Mauritius is seeking to overturn a colonial-era law against gay sex  PinkNews

Boy, 4, returned to SA after mom is held in Mauritius for alleged drug smuggling - IOLBoy, 4, returned to SA after mom is held in Mauritius for alleged drug smuggling  IOL

Mahatma Gandhi's little-known Mauritius trip and its link to India's partition - The New Indian ExpressMahatma Gandhi's little-known Mauritius trip and its link to India's partition  The New Indian Express

DAMM delivers infrastructure for first mass transit system in Mauritius - Railway TechnologyDAMM delivers infrastructure for first mass transit system in Mauritius  Railway Technology

Why more South Africans are emigrating to Mauritius - BusinessTechWhy more South Africans are emigrating to Mauritius  BusinessTech

India regulator bars foreign portfolio investors based in Mauritius and Cayman Islands - International InvestmentIndia regulator bars foreign portfolio investors based in Mauritius and Cayman Islands  International Investment

The Rise Of Mauritius As A Family Office Destination - Wealth Management - Mauritius - Mondaq News AlertsThe Rise Of Mauritius As A Family Office Destination - Wealth Management - Mauritius  Mondaq News Alerts

Dream holiday in Mauritian paradise - SowetanLIVEDream holiday in Mauritian paradise  SowetanLIVE

Mauritius-based co files insolvency petition against Dalmia Cement arm - Times of IndiaMauritius-based co files insolvency petition against Dalmia Cement arm  Times of India

KZN woman held in Mauritius for smuggling heroin | The Mercury - Independent OnlineKZN woman held in Mauritius for smuggling heroin | The Mercury  Independent Online

PM Modi Holds Bilateral Talks with Hasina, Counterparts from Bhutan, Greece, Mauritius - News18PM Modi Holds Bilateral Talks with Hasina, Counterparts from Bhutan, Greece, Mauritius  News18

Tax requirements for moving to Mauritius - Independent OnlineTax requirements for moving to Mauritius  Independent Online

Mauritius-based GuarantCo files insolvency petition against Dalmia Cement subsidiary - The Financial ExpressMauritius-based GuarantCo files insolvency petition against Dalmia Cement subsidiary  The Financial Express

SA woman arrested for ‘drugs in vagina’ for two Nigerians in Mauritius - CitizenSA woman arrested for ‘drugs in vagina’ for two Nigerians in Mauritius  Citizen

GAR Article: Mauritius centre relaunches after split from LCIA - GARGAR Article: Mauritius centre relaunches after split from LCIA  GAR

Seychelles to open diplomatic mission in neighbouring Mauritius for first time - Seychelles News AgencySeychelles to open diplomatic mission in neighbouring Mauritius for first time  Seychelles News Agency

Win a luxurious Mauritius Holiday - Highway MailWin a luxurious Mauritius Holiday  Highway Mail

Gay Mauritian men seek to overturn anti-gay law on paradise island - Thomson Reuters FoundationGay Mauritian men seek to overturn anti-gay law on paradise island  Thomson Reuters Foundation

New Zealand and Mauritius ratify Kigali Amendment - R744.comNew Zealand and Mauritius ratify Kigali Amendment  R744.com

Majestic Mauritius: A island gem in the Indian Ocean - Dorset EchoMajestic Mauritius: A island gem in the Indian Ocean  Dorset Echo

INX Media case: CBI alleges quid pro quo in down-streaming approval to INX News - The HinduINX Media case: CBI alleges quid pro quo in down-streaming approval to INX News  The Hindu

More and More South Africans are Emigrating to Mauritius - SAPeople NewsMore and More South Africans are Emigrating to Mauritius  SAPeople News

L&T to buy old lane’s 2.55% stake in subsidiary for ?48 crore - Economic TimesL&T to buy old lane’s 2.55% stake in subsidiary for ?48 crore  Economic Times

PM Modi meets Mauritius President on UNGA sidelines - ANI NewsPM Modi meets Mauritius President on UNGA sidelines  ANI News

Maritime dispute between Maldives and Mauritius: Special chamber to decide - The Sunday Times Sri LankaMaritime dispute between Maldives and Mauritius: Special chamber to decide  The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

Withdraw approver status, Rajiv Saxena misled us: ED to court - Economic TimesWithdraw approver status, Rajiv Saxena misled us: ED to court  Economic Times

Mauritius keeps Sh58m Britam shares seized in Ponzi scandal - Business DailyMauritius keeps Sh58m Britam shares seized in Ponzi scandal  Business Daily

Police say pedestrian killed during street race; two drivers charged - Calgary SunPolice say pedestrian killed during street race; two drivers charged  Calgary Sun

Modi, Mauritian PM to jointly inaugurate projects via video conference tomorrow - ANI NewsModi, Mauritian PM to jointly inaugurate projects via video conference tomorrow  ANI News

Mauritius: Snooping on citizens - How an Israeli company might come to determine our politics - AllAfrica.comMauritius: Snooping on citizens - How an Israeli company might come to determine our politics  AllAfrica.com

KKR India sells over 6 lakh shares in HDFC AMC for Rs 167 cr - Moneycontrol.comKKR India sells over 6 lakh shares in HDFC AMC for Rs 167 cr  Moneycontrol.com

Mauritian envoy defends owning of offshore accounts by Ugandans - Daily MonitorMauritian envoy defends owning of offshore accounts by Ugandans  Daily Monitor

PCCW Global Collaborates With DE-CIX, DCConnect for SDI Support; Helps Mauritius Telecom Launch Mobile Solution - Sports Video GroupPCCW Global Collaborates With DE-CIX, DCConnect for SDI Support; Helps Mauritius Telecom Launch Mobile Solution  Sports Video Group

Chidambaram case ‘bribe’ so far: Rs 10 lakh - Telegraph IndiaChidambaram case ‘bribe’ so far: Rs 10 lakh  Telegraph India

Aviation scam: ED identifies 3 foreign firms with links to Deepak Talwar's close aide - Economic TimesAviation scam: ED identifies 3 foreign firms with links to Deepak Talwar's close aide  Economic Times

Juglall called up for overseas team in International Challenge - Business DayJuglall called up for overseas team in International Challenge  Business Day

BRU blamed for women's team woes - Mmegi OnlineBRU blamed for women's team woes  Mmegi Online

IFEC offering excels on Air Mauritius A330neo - Runway Girl NetworkIFEC offering excels on Air Mauritius A330neo  Runway Girl Network

Explained: Why has a Chinese company leased a whole island in the Pacific? - The Indian ExpressExplained: Why has a Chinese company leased a whole island in the Pacific?  The Indian Express

Pope Honors Mauritius Diversity, Urges Ethical Development - VOA NewsPope Honors Mauritius Diversity, Urges Ethical Development  VOA News

Knocking on haven’s doors: Inside Mauritius where companies go for tax holidays - Economic TimesKnocking on haven’s doors: Inside Mauritius where companies go for tax holidays  Economic Times

Interior design entrepreneur carves out unique path - IOLInterior design entrepreneur carves out unique path  IOL

Highlights of Pope Francis' Apostolic Journey to Mauritius - Vatican NewsHighlights of Pope Francis' Apostolic Journey to Mauritius  Vatican News

Explained: Why ‘Vanilla Islands’ In South West Indian Ocean Are Important For India - SwarajyaExplained: Why ‘Vanilla Islands’ In South West Indian Ocean Are Important For India  Swarajya

Mirch masala in Mauritius - The Hindu BusinessLineMirch masala in Mauritius  The Hindu BusinessLine

Mauritius Leaks exposes tiny tax haven's role in vast offshore system - International Consortium of Investigative JournalistsMauritius Leaks exposes tiny tax haven's role in vast offshore system  International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

`Mauritius leaks’ and need for tax reforms - BusinessLine`Mauritius leaks’ and need for tax reforms  BusinessLine

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

Fortis Healthcare completes stake sale in Mauritius-based Medical and Surgical Centre - Economic TimesFortis Healthcare completes stake sale in Mauritius-based Medical and Surgical Centre  Economic Times

Mauritius Scores a Pyrrhic Victory in the Indian Ocean - War on the RocksMauritius Scores a Pyrrhic Victory in the Indian Ocean  War on the Rocks

Five Companies That Went Thousands of Miles to Use Mauritius - International Consortium of Investigative JournalistsFive Companies That Went Thousands of Miles to Use Mauritius  International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

Mauritius Agrees to Sign Free Trade Agreement With China - BloombergMauritius Agrees to Sign Free Trade Agreement With China  Bloomberg

Mauritius ends fuel purchase deal with India's MRPL: sources - ReutersMauritius ends fuel purchase deal with India's MRPL: sources  Reuters

Pope's Mass in Port Louis, Mauritius: Video News - Vatican NewsPope's Mass in Port Louis, Mauritius: Video News  Vatican News

Britain must give back Chagos Islands to Mauritius - QuartzBritain must give back Chagos Islands to Mauritius  Quartz

Colsaerts jumps into tie for French Open lead - FRANCE 24Colsaerts jumps into tie for French Open lead  FRANCE 24

UNDP in Mauritius & Seychelles - UNDPUNDP in Mauritius & Seychelles  UNDP

World Court: Britain must return Indian Ocean islands to Mauritius - ReutersWorld Court: Britain must return Indian Ocean islands to Mauritius  Reuters

PR Awards India 2019: MSL, Vicks bag top honours - Campaign IndiaPR Awards India 2019: MSL, Vicks bag top honours  Campaign India

Pope of the peripheries to visit Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius - Vatican NewsPope of the peripheries to visit Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius  Vatican News

Is Mauritius at a tipping point in the fight against corruption? - Transparency InternationalIs Mauritius at a tipping point in the fight against corruption?  Transparency International

Mauritius leaks: Big firms leveraging legal loopholes to save taxes can cost developing countries $100 bn every year - Economic TimesMauritius leaks: Big firms leveraging legal loopholes to save taxes can cost developing countries $100 bn every year  Economic Times

International Experts Review Mauritius' Cancer Control Services - International Atomic Energy AgencyInternational Experts Review Mauritius' Cancer Control Services  International Atomic Energy Agency

Pope's homily at Mass in Mauritius: Full text - Vatican NewsPope's homily at Mass in Mauritius: Full text  Vatican News

Capitalists' immoral trickery exposed by “Mauritius Leaks” - CADTM.orgCapitalists' immoral trickery exposed by “Mauritius Leaks”  CADTM.org