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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Mauritius needs to clarify monetary policy- IMF - The Nation Newspaper

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Mauritius needs to clarify monetary policy- IMF
The Nation Newspaper
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Saturday says Mauritius needs to clarify its monetary policy to increase coherence. The IMF said in a statement that the primary objective of the central bank was to maintain price stability and promote “orderly ...
IMF says Mauritius needs to clarify monetary policyVanguard

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Mauritius Turf Club Hopes to Draw an Inspiration from Ram Shroff's Night Racing Initiative in Mumbai - News18

News18

Mauritius Turf Club Hopes to Draw an Inspiration from Ram Shroff's Night Racing Initiative in Mumbai
News18
“I think we can definitely pick cue from Mahalakshmi racecourse in Mumbai and come up with evening racing in Mauritius where the sport is more popular in the country than in India. If India could do it, Mauritius can do it too. I have a vision to have ...



Mauritius regulator opens representative office in India - Economic Times

Economic Times

Mauritius regulator opens representative office in India
Economic Times
NEW DELHI:The Financial Services Commission, Mauritius today said it has opened its representative office in Mumbai, a move that will further strengthen and deepen its partnership with its Indian counterparts. The Financial Services Commission, is the ...



Mauritius turns to Saudi fuel cargoes after court bans Indian supplies - Reuters

Reuters

Mauritius turns to Saudi fuel cargoes after court bans Indian supplies
Reuters
The island-nation of Mauritius has started buying fuel from Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company Saudi Aramco after a court ordered a ban on Indian fuel supplies because of a dispute between the country and a shipping firm.

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Foster brace sinks Mauritius - Citizen

Citizen

Foster brace sinks Mauritius
Citizen
Luvuyo Mkatshana missed a good headed chance early on for the South Africans, who had Mauritius pinned in their own half. Foster hit the woodwork in the second period before scoring his first. He made the points safe deep into injury-time when he beat ...
COSAFA U20 Championships: South Africa vs Mauritius match reportKickOff.com
Pirates star Foster's brace inspires Amajita to Cosafa Cup triumphTimes LIVE

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University wasted £600000 on a campus in Mauritius: Institution is closed after two years because just 146 students ... - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

University wasted £600000 on a campus in Mauritius: Institution is closed after two years because just 146 students ...
Daily Mail
Its degree courses include criminal law, business finance and computer science and the university has spent about £600,000 on the venture, mostly on staff. At the time, Professor John Grattan, Pro Vice-Chancellor for International and Student ...
Aberystwyth University to close campus in MauritiusThe Times

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IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with Mauritius - International Monetary Fund

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with Mauritius
International Monetary Fund
On November 21, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation [1] with Mauritius, and considered and endorsed the staff appraisal without a meeting. [2]. Mauritius is seeking to become a high ...

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Frittelli uses compass (yes, during his round) en route to win - Golf Channel

Golf Channel

Frittelli uses compass (yes, during his round) en route to win
Golf Channel
Frittelli uses compass (yes, during his round) en route to win. Dylan Frittelli used a compass to gauge the wind direction on the 71st hole of the Mauritius Open. He would go on to win in a playoff. PlaylistTrending. Frittelli uses compass (yes, during ...

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Dylan Frittelli beats Arjun Atwal in play-off to win Mauritius Open - SkySports

SkySports

Dylan Frittelli beats Arjun Atwal in play-off to win Mauritius Open
SkySports
Dylan Frittelli sunk a birdie putt on the first extra hole to beat Arjun Atwal in a play-off to win the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open. The 27-year-old South African carded a closing 67 at Heritage Golf Club to set the clubhouse target at 16 under par ...
Arjun Atwal, Louis de Jager share lead at Mauritius OpenESPN (press release) (blog)
Frittelli beats Atwal in playoff for Mauritius Open titleWTOP
Dylan Fritelli holds his nerve to triumph in MauritiusRTE.ie
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Born again beauty - The Australian

The Australian

Born again beauty
The Australian
Beloved since the late 1970s for its seclusion and stunning beachfront setting on a private peninsula in Mauritius, One&Only Le Saint Geran reopened last week after a multimillion-dollar makeover. A new chef from the south of France has created an ...