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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India, Mauritius to hold next round of FTA talks from September 26 - Moneycontrol.com

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India, Mauritius to hold next round of FTA talks from September 26
Moneycontrol.com
India and Mauritius will hold the next round of negotiations from September 26 for the proposed free trade agreement (FTA), which is aimed at liberalising norms to boost two-way commerce and investments. The three-day talks for the agreement, which is ...
India, Mauritius to hold next round of FTA talks from Wednesday ...Times of India

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Sino-India Rivalry Heats Up in Mauritius - Asia Sentinel (blog)

Asia Sentinel (blog)

Sino-India Rivalry Heats Up in Mauritius
Asia Sentinel (blog)
As Sino-Indian competition heats up for influence in the Indian Ocean region, the rivalry between the two Asian neighbors appears especially sharp in Mauritius, a tiny island nation peppered with beaches, lagoons and reefs that lies 5,100 km. southwest ...



Tom Lehman to tee it up in Mauritius and Seychelles - Travel News | eTurboNews

Tom Lehman to tee it up in Mauritius and Seychelles
Travel News | eTurboNews
Tom Lehman, the 1996 Open Champion and 2006 United States Ryder Cup Captain, will finish his 2018 season on the paradise islands of Mauritius and Seychelles after confirming his appearance at this year's MCB Tour Championship. Announced earlier ...



Mauritius a fave for SA travellers - Independent Online

Independent Online

Mauritius a fave for SA travellers
Independent Online
Durban - South Africans wanted to add stamps to their passports, are opting to travel to Mauritius, Thailand, Zimbabwe, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey. This is according to analysis conducted by Travelport over the last 12 months. From September 1 ...



The dispute between Britain and Mauritius over Chagos islands traces the long shadow of colonialism - Scroll.in

Scroll.in

The dispute between Britain and Mauritius over Chagos islands traces the long shadow of colonialism
Scroll.in
The International Court of Justice has just heard four days of arguments as it weighs the legality of a hugely contentious colonial act: the UK's decision to separate the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius prior to the latter's independence in 1968 ...



Mauritius should continue to focus on aviation as strategic enabler - IATA - Fin24

Fin24

Mauritius should continue to focus on aviation as strategic enabler - IATA
Fin24
"The goal of a comprehensive aviation strategy is to enable aviation to drive economic and social development. That will mean a successful future for Air Mauritius — the home-town carrier that serves the market as a lifeline. And it will create ...

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Mauritius: New National Strategy for Official Statistics to Be Released in 2019 - AllAfrica.com

Mauritius: New National Strategy for Official Statistics to Be Released in 2019
AllAfrica.com
A New National Strategy for Official Statistics for the period 2019 to 2023 is being designed by Statistics Mauritius. The main features of the Strategy would be to: assess the current state of statistics in priority sectors such as Health, Environment ...



India may tighten disclosure rules for FPIs from Mauritius - Economic Times

Economic Times

India may tighten disclosure rules for FPIs from Mauritius
Economic Times
The proposal, unlikely to go down well with Mauritius, would place FPIs based in the Indian Ocean tax havens and jurisdictions such as Cyprus, British Virgin Islands and Cayman — none of which belong to 37-member FATF club — at a disadvantage to the ...

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India backs Mauritius claim on Chagos Archipelago at International Court of Justice - Economic Times

Economic Times

India backs Mauritius claim on Chagos Archipelago at International Court of Justice
Economic Times
Presenting the position of India before the ICJ, at the request of the United Nations General Assembly, on “The Legal Consequences of the Separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius in 1965,” India's Ambassador Venu Rajamony said the historical ...
India supports Mauritius' claim over disputed Chagos islands under UK-controlDaily Pioneer
India says sovereignty of Chagos Archepelago lies with Mauritius and not UKInternational Business Times, India Edition

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Mauritius tops India's FDI charts again in FY18 - Economic Times

Economic Times

Mauritius tops India's FDI charts again in FY18
Economic Times
Mauritius remained the top source of foreign direct investment into India in 2017-18 followed by Singapore, whereas total FDI stood at USD 37.36 billion in the financial year, a marginal rise over the USD 36.31 billion recorded in the previous fiscal ...

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