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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A Dynastic Transfer of Power in Mauritius Raises a Political Storm - The Wire

The Wire

A Dynastic Transfer of Power in Mauritius Raises a Political Storm
The Wire
Pravind Jugnauth, 55, the lawyer-turned politician and son of the outgoing prime minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, 86, became the new prime minister of Mauritius earlier this week in a swift move that has been criticised as a “father-son deal” and has ...
Mauritius prime minister succeeded by son, opposition plans protestLivemint
Mauritius: Pravind Kumar Jugnauth Sworn in As Prime Minister of MauritiusAllAfrica.com
Mauritius gets new PM, opposition demands new electionThe Indian Express
Voice of America -Citizen TV (press release)
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Mauritius: PM Anerood Jugnauth to hand over to son - BBC News

BBC News

Mauritius: PM Anerood Jugnauth to hand over to son
BBC News
Mauritian Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth says he is stepping down to hand power to his son, Pravind. The 86-year-old first became prime minister in 1982, beginning a third spell as leader in 2014. In a televised address Mr Jugnauth said he was ...
Mauritius prime minister resigns in favor of his sonThe Standard (press release)
Mauritius premier to step down for son sparks tensionYahoo News
Tourism on thin ice in Mauritius after Prime Minister switcheTurboNews

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10 Things To Know About Initial Public Offerings In Mauritius - Mondaq News Alerts (registration)

10 Things To Know About Initial Public Offerings In Mauritius
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
Mauritius has established itself as a leading international financial services centre and has made it to the pantheon of successful developing economies by adopting international norms, best practices and promoting a business friendly environment. The ...



Mauritius: Tourists arrivals soars 11%, spurred by European visitors - Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa

Mauritius: Tourists arrivals soars 11%, spurred by European visitors
Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa
(Ecofin Agency) - In Mauritius, the tourism industry recorded more arrivals in 2016 than in 2015. Last year, the country received 1.28 million tourists, against 1.15 million the year before that (+11%). The surge was mainly spurred by a massive wave of ...

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Mauritius's former President Uteem calls on PM Dahal - Anna Note (satire) (press release) (blog)

Anna Note (satire) (press release) (blog)

Mauritius's former President Uteem calls on PM Dahal
Anna Note (satire) (press release) (blog)
KATHMANDU - Former President of Mauritius Cassam Uteem today called on Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal at latter's residence in Baluwatar. During the meeting, PM Dahal is said to have expressed gratitude to the international community for helping ...
Mauritian ex-Prez, London's Mayor call on PM DahalHimalayan Times

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Mauritius PM Anerood Jugnauth to step down - The Hindu

The Hindu

Mauritius PM Anerood Jugnauth to step down
The Hindu
Mauritius Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth announced on Saturday he would be stepping down to make way for his son Pravind, a move that could spark turmoil in the Indian Ocean island. “I will tender my resignation on Monday as President of the republic.



Mandurah's newest citizens hail from Mauritius - Mandurah Mail

Mandurah Mail

Mandurah's newest citizens hail from Mauritius
Mandurah Mail
Meadow Springs mother Natacha Crawford and her children, Anaelle and Loic Emile, will be among the group, after moving to Australia from Mauritius. Ms Crawford came to Australia to study tourism, and fell in love with her now-husband Joe Crawford.



Mauritius trade deficit widens 10.7 pct in November - Yahoo Finance UK

Mauritius trade deficit widens 10.7 pct in November
Yahoo Finance UK
Mauritius' trade deficit widened 10.7 percent to 8.94 billion rupees in November from the same period a year earlier due to lower exports, official data showed on ...

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Quick Guide: Mauritius - News24

News24

Quick Guide: Mauritius
News24
Tropical Mauritius is merely a speck in the vast Indian Ocean. But it what lacks in size it makes up for in breathtaking beaches and unique history. So don't be a Dodo when you visit! Here's a quick glance at the Republic of Mauritius. Where: Mauritius ...



Mauritius taps into British FinTech know-how - ITWeb Africa

ITWeb Africa

Mauritius taps into British FinTech know-how
ITWeb Africa
Mauritius has announced that it will be holding a conference on financial technology this week in partnership with The British High Commission in a bid to learn from and replicate the UK's successes in the sector. The 2017 UK-Mauritius FinTech ...