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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Mauritius In Crisis As Militarized Police Deployed Against Peaceful Protestors - ForbesMauritius In Crisis As Militarized Police Deployed Against Peaceful Protestors  Forbes

You Can Live and Work Out of Mauritius Now—Here's how - Outlook IndiaYou Can Live and Work Out of Mauritius Now—Here's how  Outlook India

Mauritius Shipping Disaster Caused by Lack of Attention To Safety, Owner Says - The Wire ScienceMauritius Shipping Disaster Caused by Lack of Attention To Safety, Owner Says  The Wire Science

Mauritius, Maldives & Kenya: Top 5 must-try breakfast settings in the New Year - Economic TimesMauritius, Maldives & Kenya: Top 5 must-try breakfast settings in the New Year  Economic Times

Mauritius Based LTS Investment Fund Picks up Stake in Bliss GVS Pharma Ltd - BW BusinessworldMauritius Based LTS Investment Fund Picks up Stake in Bliss GVS Pharma Ltd  BW Businessworld

BP Admits It Supplied Fuel To Mauritius Oil Spill Ship MV Wakashio - ForbesBP Admits It Supplied Fuel To Mauritius Oil Spill Ship MV Wakashio  Forbes

Michaela McAreavey: NI leaders seek call with Mauritius PM - BBC NewsMichaela McAreavey: NI leaders seek call with Mauritius PM  BBC News

Protests Continue In Mauritius Five Months After Oil Spill - ForbesProtests Continue In Mauritius Five Months After Oil Spill  Forbes

China-Mauritius FTA goes into effect. But who benefits? - TRT WorldChina-Mauritius FTA goes into effect. But who benefits?  TRT World

Removal of spilled oil from Japanese vessel along Mauritius coastline mostly completed - The MainichiRemoval of spilled oil from Japanese vessel along Mauritius coastline mostly completed  The Mainichi

Mauritius: Cardinal Piat on lessons from the year just ended - Vatican NewsMauritius: Cardinal Piat on lessons from the year just ended  Vatican News

Bucket-List Trip: The Best Experiences On Amazing Mauritius - TravelAwaitsBucket-List Trip: The Best Experiences On Amazing Mauritius  TravelAwaits

A woman’s account from 1800s reveals the plight of Indian indentured labour in the Caribbean - Scroll.inA woman’s account from 1800s reveals the plight of Indian indentured labour in the Caribbean  Scroll.in

The Emergence Of Family Offices In Mauritius - Family and Matrimonial - Mauritius - Mondaq News AlertsThe Emergence Of Family Offices In Mauritius - Family and Matrimonial - Mauritius  Mondaq News Alerts

Obtaining residency and doing business in Mauritius - Moneyweb.co.zaObtaining residency and doing business in Mauritius  Moneyweb.co.za

Removal of spilled oil along Mauritius coastline mostly completed - Kyodo News PlusRemoval of spilled oil along Mauritius coastline mostly completed  Kyodo News Plus

New plan sets out post-Covid recovery for Mauritius makers - just-style.comNew plan sets out post-Covid recovery for Mauritius makers  just-style.com

WHO Mauritius Biennial Report 2018-2019 - Mauritius - ReliefWebWHO Mauritius Biennial Report 2018-2019 - Mauritius  ReliefWeb

Mauritius Oil Spill Disaster Caused by Lack of Safety Awareness, Admits Shipowner - Insurance JournalMauritius Oil Spill Disaster Caused by Lack of Safety Awareness, Admits Shipowner  Insurance Journal

Mauritius kick started COVID-19 Vaccination Training for Health Workers - Mauritius - ReliefWebMauritius kick started COVID-19 Vaccination Training for Health Workers - Mauritius  ReliefWeb

Global Toxic Ship Fuel Scandal Revealed By Mauritius Oil Spill: A Special Report - ForbesGlobal Toxic Ship Fuel Scandal Revealed By Mauritius Oil Spill: A Special Report  Forbes

Michaela McAreavey murder 10 years on: Mauritius accused of inertia - The Irish TimesMichaela McAreavey murder 10 years on: Mauritius accused of inertia  The Irish Times

Special Report: Explosive Documents Reveal BP Behind Toxic Mauritius Oil Spill - ForbesSpecial Report: Explosive Documents Reveal BP Behind Toxic Mauritius Oil Spill  Forbes

Mauritius, La Réunion - Tropical Storm DANILO (GDACS, JTWC, Mauritius Meteorological Services, Meteo France La Reunion) (ECHO Daily Flash of 08 January 2021) - Mauritius - ReliefWebMauritius, La Réunion - Tropical Storm DANILO (GDACS, JTWC, Mauritius Meteorological Services, Meteo France La Reunion) (ECHO Daily Flash of 08 January 2021) - Mauritius  ReliefWeb

Best Practices and Experience of Mauritius Preparedness and Response to COVID-19 Pandemic - Inter-Action Review 1 – January to August 2020 (October 2020) - Mauritius - ReliefWebBest Practices and Experience of Mauritius Preparedness and Response to COVID-19 Pandemic - Inter-Action Review 1 – January to August 2020 (October 2020) - Mauritius  ReliefWeb

Mauritius oil spill caused by crew chasing mobile phone signals: report - South China Morning PostMauritius oil spill caused by crew chasing mobile phone signals: report  South China Morning Post

Did A Comms Blackout Lead Mauritius Oil Spill Ship To Search For Emergency Phone Signal? - ForbesDid A Comms Blackout Lead Mauritius Oil Spill Ship To Search For Emergency Phone Signal?  Forbes

Mauritius Reopens its Blue-Bay Marine Park Post-Oil Spill - Africanews EnglishMauritius Reopens its Blue-Bay Marine Park Post-Oil Spill  Africanews English

India Plans 20 Million Doses of Vaccine Supply to Neighbors - BloombergIndia Plans 20 Million Doses of Vaccine Supply to Neighbors  Bloomberg

GRSE bags $12.7 million deal to build ferry for Guyana - Times of IndiaGRSE bags $12.7 million deal to build ferry for Guyana  Times of India

OIL LEAKED BY JAPANESE FREIGHTER IN MAURITIUS COASTLINE REMOVAL ALMOST COMPLETE - Industry Global News 24OIL LEAKED BY JAPANESE FREIGHTER IN MAURITIUS COASTLINE REMOVAL ALMOST COMPLETE  Industry Global News 24

Antrix case: Devas moves US court to enforce The Hague arbitration award - BusinessLineAntrix case: Devas moves US court to enforce The Hague arbitration award  BusinessLine

Has Prince Charles’ Nature Pledge Become A Platform For BP To Greenwash Oil Spills? - ForbesHas Prince Charles’ Nature Pledge Become A Platform For BP To Greenwash Oil Spills?  Forbes

Twist Of Fate Heads Mauritius Consignment - Sporting PostTwist Of Fate Heads Mauritius Consignment  Sporting Post

India to ship vaccines to neighbours in few weeks - Pune MirrorIndia to ship vaccines to neighbours in few weeks  Pune Mirror

Vedanta promoters float open offer for 10% stake at Rs 160 per share - Business TodayVedanta promoters float open offer for 10% stake at Rs 160 per share  Business Today

Travel corridors: Test to release banned for Seychelles and Mauritius arrivals - ExpressTravel corridors: Test to release banned for Seychelles and Mauritius arrivals  Express

Will Vedanta's open offer be a precursor to delisting? - Business TodayWill Vedanta's open offer be a precursor to delisting?  Business Today

First and deputy first ministers ask to speak to Mauritius PM 10 years after Michaela McAreavey murder - Sunday WorldFirst and deputy first ministers ask to speak to Mauritius PM 10 years after Michaela McAreavey murder  Sunday World

Matt Chapman tribute to Frankel and Enable owner Khalid Abdullah with hilarious lost silks tale from Mauritius - The Scottish SunMatt Chapman tribute to Frankel and Enable owner Khalid Abdullah with hilarious lost silks tale from Mauritius  The Scottish Sun

Mauritius-India Relations: Opportunities for greater cooperation & better understanding - Observer Research FoundationMauritius-India Relations: Opportunities for greater cooperation & better understanding  Observer Research Foundation

Abu Dhabi expands 'green list' of countries that do not require quarantine - Gulf BusinessAbu Dhabi expands 'green list' of countries that do not require quarantine  Gulf Business

Tesla bucks trend, to route its India investment through Netherlands - Times NowTesla bucks trend, to route its India investment through Netherlands  Times Now

India to weigh on Covid jab export after local demands are met - MintIndia to weigh on Covid jab export after local demands are met  Mint

Nigeria to participate in African Weightlifting Championships in Mauritius - Premium TimesNigeria to participate in African Weightlifting Championships in Mauritius  Premium Times

Here’s How Mauritius Could Be Your Office For A Year - FeminaHere’s How Mauritius Could Be Your Office For A Year  Femina

Search for Ehelepola's grave in Mauritius - The Island.lkSearch for Ehelepola's grave in Mauritius  The Island.lk

Global Eco Watch: Mauritius declares environmental emergency - Down To Earth MagazineGlobal Eco Watch: Mauritius declares environmental emergency  Down To Earth Magazine

Nifty, Sensex continues to inch up – Thursday closing report - MoneylifeNifty, Sensex continues to inch up – Thursday closing report  Moneylife

BP Rejects 'Baseless Allegation' of VLSFO Link to Grounding of Bulker Wakashio - Ship & BunkerBP Rejects 'Baseless Allegation' of VLSFO Link to Grounding of Bulker Wakashio  Ship & Bunker

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 17 January 2021, 9 am EAT - Africanews EnglishCoronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 17 January 2021, 9 am EAT  Africanews English

How Mauritius is cleaning up after major oil spill in biodiversity hotspot - Nature.comHow Mauritius is cleaning up after major oil spill in biodiversity hotspot  Nature.com

South Africa COVID-19 variant in the UK identified, Travel restrictions - Outbreak News TodaySouth Africa COVID-19 variant in the UK identified, Travel restrictions  Outbreak News Today

Explained: Why are people protesting in Mauritius? - The Indian ExpressExplained: Why are people protesting in Mauritius?  The Indian Express

Ship That Oozed Oil Off Mauritius Coast Splits In Two - NDTVShip That Oozed Oil Off Mauritius Coast Splits In Two  NDTV

Mauritius Oil Spill: 'Action, Not Lip Service' Needed from the Government - The WireMauritius Oil Spill: 'Action, Not Lip Service' Needed from the Government  The Wire

India likely to give coronavirus vaccine to neighbours within few weeks as part of diplomatic outreach - Times NowIndia likely to give coronavirus vaccine to neighbours within few weeks as part of diplomatic outreach  Times Now

Vedanta Slips Over 3% On Open Offer Announcement - NDTV ProfitVedanta Slips Over 3% On Open Offer Announcement  NDTV Profit

Why Mauritius is culling an endangered fruit bat that exists nowhere else - ThePrintWhy Mauritius is culling an endangered fruit bat that exists nowhere else  ThePrint

Mauritius war on money laundering gets it closer to exiting FATF grey list - Business StandardMauritius war on money laundering gets it closer to exiting FATF grey list  Business Standard

Mauritius has stamped out coronavirus. Now, it needs tourists - ThePrintMauritius has stamped out coronavirus. Now, it needs tourists  ThePrint

Bored with Work From Home? You can now avail of Mauritius' long-term stay visa for remote workers - HappytripsBored with Work From Home? You can now avail of Mauritius' long-term stay visa for remote workers  Happytrips

Mauritius: WHO plays key role in curbing COVID-19 - World Health OrganizationMauritius: WHO plays key role in curbing COVID-19  World Health Organization

Technology And Innovation Guide – Mauritius - Technology - Mauritius - Mondaq News AlertsTechnology And Innovation Guide – Mauritius - Technology - Mauritius  Mondaq News Alerts

Mauritius: Electoral spending - Why the ball won't be in the electoral commissioner's court - AllAfrica.comMauritius: Electoral spending - Why the ball won't be in the electoral commissioner's court  AllAfrica.com

Christina Milian Looks Smoking Hot In A Hot Pink Bikini While Abroad In Mauritius - The InquisitrChristina Milian Looks Smoking Hot In A Hot Pink Bikini While Abroad In Mauritius  The Inquisitr

India in the process of finalising FTA with Mauritius: Piyush Goyal - Business StandardIndia in the process of finalising FTA with Mauritius: Piyush Goyal  Business Standard

India, Mauritius partnership to soar even higher in coming years: PM Modi - LivemintIndia, Mauritius partnership to soar even higher in coming years: PM Modi  Livemint

Mauritius is reeling from a spreading oil spill – and people are angry with how the government has handled it - Down To Earth MagazineMauritius is reeling from a spreading oil spill – and people are angry with how the government has handled it  Down To Earth Magazine

Mauritius plans to exit FATF grey list hits coronavirus roadblock - Business StandardMauritius plans to exit FATF grey list hits coronavirus roadblock  Business Standard

Public Notice: Bank of Mauritius Covid-19 Support Programme Additional measures to support households for the period 1st January 2021 to 31st March 2021 - Marketscreener.comPublic Notice: Bank of Mauritius Covid-19 Support Programme Additional measures to support households for the period 1st January 2021 to 31st March 2021  Marketscreener.com

With Mauritius development package India aims to bring Indian Ocean states closer - Hindustan TimesWith Mauritius development package India aims to bring Indian Ocean states closer  Hindustan Times

Mauritius makes play for future with US base on Diego Garcia - Nikkei Asian ReviewMauritius makes play for future with US base on Diego Garcia  Nikkei Asian Review

Oil spill: India sends technical assistance to Mauritius - The HinduOil spill: India sends technical assistance to Mauritius  The Hindu

A fly's eye view of evolution - EurekAlertA fly's eye view of evolution  EurekAlert

‘I’ve seen better Cabinets at IKEA’: mass protest in Mauritius over oil spill, dozens of dead dolphins - The Hindu‘I’ve seen better Cabinets at IKEA’: mass protest in Mauritius over oil spill, dozens of dead dolphins  The Hindu

Singapore topples Mauritius in FPI race aided by growth in equity assets - Business StandardSingapore topples Mauritius in FPI race aided by growth in equity assets  Business Standard

The Rise And Fall Of Japan Over The Deadly Mauritius Oil Spill - ForbesThe Rise And Fall Of Japan Over The Deadly Mauritius Oil Spill  Forbes

Cayman Islands beats Mauritius! FDI into India surges to $2.1 billion - Business TodayCayman Islands beats Mauritius! FDI into India surges to $2.1 billion  Business Today

The labor market impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Mauritius: Evidence from three rounds of high-frequency surveys - World Bank GroupThe labor market impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Mauritius: Evidence from three rounds of high-frequency surveys  World Bank Group

Wakashio Four Months On: Mauritius Drenched In Oil, Health And Debt Issues - ForbesWakashio Four Months On: Mauritius Drenched In Oil, Health And Debt Issues  Forbes

Japan considers ¥30 billion loan to Mauritius after oil spill - The Japan TimesJapan considers ¥30 billion loan to Mauritius after oil spill  The Japan Times

Birthday party on ship may have led to oil spill in Mauritius, Panama regulator says - Mongabay.comBirthday party on ship may have led to oil spill in Mauritius, Panama regulator says  Mongabay.com

Watch | Mauritius struggles to contain massive oil spill - The HinduWatch | Mauritius struggles to contain massive oil spill  The Hindu

Foreign travel health rules updated - gov.scot - Scottish Government NewsForeign travel health rules updated - gov.scot  Scottish Government News

COVID-19 in Mauritius and other tourist paradises | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal - voxeu.orgCOVID-19 in Mauritius and other tourist paradises | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal  voxeu.org

India must treat the oil spill near Mauritius as SoS. Lockdown has left seafarers exhausted - ThePrintIndia must treat the oil spill near Mauritius as SoS. Lockdown has left seafarers exhausted  ThePrint

Japan Seeks To Buy Out Mauritius Government With $300 Million Deal Over Oil Spill - ForbesJapan Seeks To Buy Out Mauritius Government With $300 Million Deal Over Oil Spill  Forbes

Japan Foreign Minister’s Three Tests In Mauritius Oil Spill Visit - ForbesJapan Foreign Minister’s Three Tests In Mauritius Oil Spill Visit  Forbes

Mauritius oil spill reveals weakness of maritime security architecture in the Western Indian Ocean - Observer Research FoundationMauritius oil spill reveals weakness of maritime security architecture in the Western Indian Ocean  Observer Research Foundation

Coronavirus vaccine news updates: Delhi kicks off second day of inoculation, govt to increase number of vaccination sites - Deccan HeraldCoronavirus vaccine news updates: Delhi kicks off second day of inoculation, govt to increase number of vaccination sites  Deccan Herald

India continues to support Mauritius to contain Covid - Economic TimesIndia continues to support Mauritius to contain Covid  Economic Times

Mauritius must protect vulnerable coastal communities from the effects of the oil spill - Down To Earth MagazineMauritius must protect vulnerable coastal communities from the effects of the oil spill  Down To Earth Magazine

Mauritius races to contain oil spill, protect coastline - The HinduMauritius races to contain oil spill, protect coastline  The Hindu

18 dead dolphins wash up on Mauritius coast after oil spill by Japanese ships - WION18 dead dolphins wash up on Mauritius coast after oil spill by Japanese ships  WION

Mauritius: Old and new challenges in a post-pandemic world - Observer Research FoundationMauritius: Old and new challenges in a post-pandemic world  Observer Research Foundation

The welfare of Mauritian households during the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence from three rounds of high-frequency surveys - World Bank GroupThe welfare of Mauritian households during the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence from three rounds of high-frequency surveys  World Bank Group

India, Mauritius PMs To Inaugurate New Supreme Court Building On Thursday - NDTVIndia, Mauritius PMs To Inaugurate New Supreme Court Building On Thursday  NDTV

HFCL to ramp up cable production by 30% in six months - BusinessLineHFCL to ramp up cable production by 30% in six months  BusinessLine