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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Tourism in Mauritius looks strong - Travel News | eTurboNews

Travel News | eTurboNews

Tourism in Mauritius looks strong
Travel News | eTurboNews
Mauritius's hotel outlook is strong. This is according to the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report, 'Hotels outlook: 2018-2022: South Africa – Nigeria – Mauritius – Kenya – Tanzania'. In the report, PwC says, of the five countries reviewed (including ...



U17 arrives in Mauritius | ZNBC - ZNBC

ZNBC

U17 arrives in Mauritius | ZNBC
ZNBC
The Zambia Under-17 national team has arrived in Mauritius ahead of the 2018 Cosafa Castle Cup. Tenant Chilumba's side arrived at the Sir Seewoosagur ...
Young Bullets arrive in Mauritius | ZamFootzambianfootball.co.zm

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With eye on African market, India readies offers for free trade pact with Mauritius - Hindu Business Line (satire) (press release) (blog)

With eye on African market, India readies offers for free trade pact with Mauritius
Hindu Business Line (satire) (press release) (blog)
However, as Mauritius is part of a host of FTAs in Africa including the just-concluded 44-nation African Union FTA, India is hopeful that a bilateral trade agreement with the country could open the doors wider to the entire continent, according to a ...



Kenyan cyber security company ventures into Mauritius - Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Kenyan cyber security company ventures into Mauritius
Business Daily (press release) (blog)
Mr Makatiani sees Mauritius as a strategic location due its established ICT policy frameworks, language variety and close proximity to southern Africa. “Our cyber security command and immersion center in Nairobi has shown that there is pent up demand ...



Custodian banks want a rethink on high-risk list - Economic Times

Economic Times

Custodian banks want a rethink on high-risk list
Economic Times
MUMBAI: In the wake of backlash from some countries, differences have cropped up among custodian banks, with many unwilling to tag jurisdictions like Mauritius, Cayman and UAE as 'high-risk'. British bank HSBC wants a rethink on the list of 25 'high ...



Saddle up for an exhilarating mountain-bike race across Mauritius - Times LIVE

Times LIVE

Saddle up for an exhilarating mountain-bike race across Mauritius
Times LIVE
The three-day Mauritius Tour Beachcomber is not for the faint of heart — but there's a whole lot of pampering on the sidelines for those who dare. Paul Ash Columnist. 15 July 2018 - 00:00. The three-day Mauritius Tour Beachcomber is not for the faint ...

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Get swept away by Mauritius with Veranda Resort's quality service and stunning beachfront views - The Scottish Sun

The Scottish Sun

Get swept away by Mauritius with Veranda Resort's quality service and stunning beachfront views
The Scottish Sun
Riaaz's response wasn't just typical of the hospitality you get across Mauritius and across all the Veranda Resorts, it also reflected an almost innate determination among everyone to have some fun. To enjoy life. The slogan for Veranda Resorts is ...



Last-minute bargain breaks, from the Med to Mauritius - The Times

The Times

Last-minute bargain breaks, from the Med to Mauritius
The Times
Still not got round to booking that summer break? You're in luck. The longest heatwave on record, currency fluctuations and the fact that we've all been watching the football (well, until last Wednesday, anyway) have conspired to keep many of us home ...



Black money risk alarm could put to test India's ties with close friend Mauritius - Economic Times

Economic Times

Black money risk alarm could put to test India's ties with close friend Mauritius
Economic Times
“The government of the Republic of Mauritius is deeply concerned by this situation and is of the view that the list stems from a misunderstanding of our financial services sector and has been based on incomplete information about our jurisdiction,” the ...



Preserving Mauritius' overwhelming beauty - euronews

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Preserving Mauritius' overwhelming beauty
euronews
Put simply, Mauritius is a very beautiful place. Overwhelmingly so. While visiting Mauritius in 1897, Mark Twain commented - “Mauritius was made first, and then heaven; and heaven was copied from Mauritius”. With its sapphire waters, white sandy ...