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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Chagos Islands dispute: Mauritius calls US and UK 'hypocrites' - BBC NewsChagos Islands dispute: Mauritius calls US and UK 'hypocrites'  BBC News

Latest Satellite Analysis Reveals New Theory For Deadly Wakashio Oil Spill In Mauritius - ForbesLatest Satellite Analysis Reveals New Theory For Deadly Wakashio Oil Spill In Mauritius  Forbes

Finance companies cannot be set up with FDI from Mauritius: RBI - Economic TimesFinance companies cannot be set up with FDI from Mauritius: RBI  Economic Times

RBI says no to Mauritius-based investments in NBFCs: Here's what it means - CNBCTV18RBI says no to Mauritius-based investments in NBFCs: Here's what it means  CNBCTV18

Africa HR Solutions: The benefits of Mauritius as an African payroll outsourcing centre - PRNewswireAfrica HR Solutions: The benefits of Mauritius as an African payroll outsourcing centre  PRNewswire

Japan to send new team to work out long-term measures for Mauritius aid - The Japan TimesJapan to send new team to work out long-term measures for Mauritius aid  The Japan Times

Association of Mauritian Manufacturers (AMM) | Company Profiles - Africa Outlook MagazineAssociation of Mauritian Manufacturers (AMM) | Company Profiles  Africa Outlook Magazine

The Sinking Of The Wakashio In Mauritius: What Did France Know? - ForbesThe Sinking Of The Wakashio In Mauritius: What Did France Know?  Forbes

New Video Of Wakashio Engine Room Soon After It Crashed Into Mauritius Coral Reefs - ForbesNew Video Of Wakashio Engine Room Soon After It Crashed Into Mauritius Coral Reefs  Forbes

Coronavirus: 'Stuck in London due to Mauritius quarantine fee' - BBC NewsCoronavirus: 'Stuck in London due to Mauritius quarantine fee'  BBC News

MAURITIUS: The oil spill reinforces the extermination of the “Cardinal of Mauritius”. - AFRIK 21MAURITIUS: The oil spill reinforces the extermination of the “Cardinal of Mauritius”.  AFRIK 21

Hathras Case: ED Claims 50 Crores Fund Received From Mauritius To Incite Riot | HW English - HW News EnglishHathras Case: ED Claims 50 Crores Fund Received From Mauritius To Incite Riot | HW English  HW News English

Mauritius oil spill cleanup efforts gets funding boost - SeafoodSourceMauritius oil spill cleanup efforts gets funding boost  SeafoodSource

The Battle To Save The World's Rarest Species From Extinction Following Mauritius Oil Spill - ForbesThe Battle To Save The World's Rarest Species From Extinction Following Mauritius Oil Spill  Forbes

EU List Of High-Risk Third Countries: Communique By The Government Of Mauritius - Finance and Banking - Mauritius - Mondaq News AlertsEU List Of High-Risk Third Countries: Communique By The Government Of Mauritius - Finance and Banking - Mauritius  Mondaq News Alerts

The ‘Dark Forces’ Surrounding The Captain’s Lawyers In Mauritius Wakashio Oil Spill Ship Case - ForbesThe ‘Dark Forces’ Surrounding The Captain’s Lawyers In Mauritius Wakashio Oil Spill Ship Case  Forbes

UPL dips 9% post resignation of auditors of material arm based in Mauritius - Business StandardUPL dips 9% post resignation of auditors of material arm based in Mauritius  Business Standard

RBI move to restrict Mauritius FDI in NBFCs illogical, discriminatory says Mohandas Pai - CNBCTV18RBI move to restrict Mauritius FDI in NBFCs illogical, discriminatory says Mohandas Pai  CNBCTV18

NSE-BSE bulk deals: Valiant Mauritius Partners offloads shares of Reliance Naval - Economic TimesNSE-BSE bulk deals: Valiant Mauritius Partners offloads shares of Reliance Naval  Economic Times

Japan to offer Mauritius economic support after oil spill - Nikkei Asian ReviewJapan to offer Mauritius economic support after oil spill  Nikkei Asian Review

Bihar Elections: Former Mauritius President’s Relative Continue to Live in Poverty - NewsClickBihar Elections: Former Mauritius President’s Relative Continue to Live in Poverty  NewsClick

Was An Engine Malfunction To Blame For The Wakashio Oil Ship Crash In Mauritius? - ForbesWas An Engine Malfunction To Blame For The Wakashio Oil Ship Crash In Mauritius?  Forbes

Oil From Wakashio Found In Mauritius: Where Is The Oil Fingerprinting? - ForbesOil From Wakashio Found In Mauritius: Where Is The Oil Fingerprinting?  Forbes

Japan to send new team to work out Mauritius aid after oil spill - Kyodo News PlusJapan to send new team to work out Mauritius aid after oil spill  Kyodo News Plus

Oil, protest and mass solidarity in Mauritius - CADTM.orgOil, protest and mass solidarity in Mauritius  CADTM.org

Wakashio Captain’s ‘Wifi’ Story In Doubt Following New Revelations In Mauritius Oil Spill Case - ForbesWakashio Captain’s ‘Wifi’ Story In Doubt Following New Revelations In Mauritius Oil Spill Case  Forbes

Is Mauritius Oil Spill Disaster The First Victim Of Japan Science Council Scandal? - ForbesIs Mauritius Oil Spill Disaster The First Victim Of Japan Science Council Scandal?  Forbes

MAURITIUS: 2 months after the disaster, the ADB supports the clean-up of the oil spill - AFRIK 21MAURITIUS: 2 months after the disaster, the ADB supports the clean-up of the oil spill  AFRIK 21

The Mauritius Oil Spill Cannot Be Cleaned Up, but Damages Must Be Paid - EcoWatchThe Mauritius Oil Spill Cannot Be Cleaned Up, but Damages Must Be Paid  EcoWatch

Secret Location Of Sunken Mauritius Oil Ship Wakashio Found... What A Disaster! - ForbesSecret Location Of Sunken Mauritius Oil Ship Wakashio Found... What A Disaster!  Forbes

Mauritius still evaluating Oil Spill damage - Africanews EnglishMauritius still evaluating Oil Spill damage  Africanews English

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

Mauritius: What's at stake at the village council elections? - AllAfrica.comMauritius: What's at stake at the village council elections?  AllAfrica.com

COVID-19: Strengthening Infection Prevention and Control Capacity in Mauritius - Mauritius - ReliefWebCOVID-19: Strengthening Infection Prevention and Control Capacity in Mauritius - Mauritius  ReliefWeb

Mauritius court denies bail to captain of sunken Japanese ship - cgtn.comMauritius court denies bail to captain of sunken Japanese ship  cgtn.com

Cameroonian player arrested in Mauritius over passport scam - BBC NewsCameroonian player arrested in Mauritius over passport scam  BBC News

The Mauritius Financial Services Commission Issues Revised Guidelines On Fitness And Propriety - Finance and Banking - Mauritius - Mondaq News AlertsThe Mauritius Financial Services Commission Issues Revised Guidelines On Fitness And Propriety - Finance and Banking - Mauritius  Mondaq News Alerts

KPMG was engaged as auditor to group used in suspicious Wirecard deals - Financial TimesKPMG was engaged as auditor to group used in suspicious Wirecard deals  Financial Times

Japan sends fact-finding team to Mauritius - NHK WORLDJapan sends fact-finding team to Mauritius  NHK WORLD

Concerns About Tampering With Oil Fingerprinting In Mauritius Spill Ship Wakashio - ForbesConcerns About Tampering With Oil Fingerprinting In Mauritius Spill Ship Wakashio  Forbes

Why Mauritius is ideal for adventurous honeymooners - TTGWhy Mauritius is ideal for adventurous honeymooners  TTG

Africa Update 2020 – Mauritius - Intellectual Property - Mauritius - Mondaq News AlertsAfrica Update 2020 – Mauritius - Intellectual Property - Mauritius  Mondaq News Alerts

Mauritius: IMF warns against excessive reliance on BoM for crisis spending - AllAfrica.comMauritius: IMF warns against excessive reliance on BoM for crisis spending  AllAfrica.com

India-focused funds may soon get fast approval from Mauritius regulator - Business StandardIndia-focused funds may soon get fast approval from Mauritius regulator  Business Standard

Political spill-over taints Mauritius's good governance image - Institute for Security StudiesPolitical spill-over taints Mauritius's good governance image  Institute for Security Studies

UPL plunges over 7% after statutory auditors resign from Mauritian arm - The Financial ExpressUPL plunges over 7% after statutory auditors resign from Mauritian arm  The Financial Express

Mauritius Hotel Group Seeks $151 Million Funding, L’Express Says - BloombergMauritius Hotel Group Seeks $151 Million Funding, L’Express Says  Bloomberg

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

Mauritius PM: Virus has exposed global vulnerabilities - Republic World - Republic WorldMauritius PM: Virus has exposed global vulnerabilities - Republic World  Republic World

Controversial Mauritius Ship Involved In Operation To Tow Broken Sri Lanka Oil Supertanker - ForbesControversial Mauritius Ship Involved In Operation To Tow Broken Sri Lanka Oil Supertanker  Forbes

Mauritian activists and South African developers at loggerheads over development on island - Daily MaverickMauritian activists and South African developers at loggerheads over development on island  Daily Maverick

Not fit and proper: VCs, startups cry foul as restriction on investments from Mauritius, China hurts - Economic TimesNot fit and proper: VCs, startups cry foul as restriction on investments from Mauritius, China hurts  Economic Times

NSE-BSE bulk deals: Jwalamukhi Invt, Westbridge Crossover sell stake in Greenply - Economic TimesNSE-BSE bulk deals: Jwalamukhi Invt, Westbridge Crossover sell stake in Greenply  Economic Times

Mauritius: UN Youth Dialogue Focuses On the Vision of Mauritian Youth for the Next 25 Years - AllAfrica.comMauritius: UN Youth Dialogue Focuses On the Vision of Mauritian Youth for the Next 25 Years  AllAfrica.com

Mauritian PM labels UK and U.S. ‘hypocrites’ over Chagos islands dispute - Face2Face AfricaMauritian PM labels UK and U.S. ‘hypocrites’ over Chagos islands dispute  Face2Face Africa

Shia News - Ahlul Bayt News Agency: Providing Shia NewsShia News  Ahlul Bayt News Agency: Providing Shia News

Droughts and Human Interference Wiped Out Madagascar's Gigantic Wildlife 1500 Years Ago - Smithsonian MagazineDroughts and Human Interference Wiped Out Madagascar's Gigantic Wildlife 1500 Years Ago  Smithsonian Magazine

Mauritius: Thousands protest over government response to oil spill | DW | 29.08.2020 - DW (English)Mauritius: Thousands protest over government response to oil spill | DW | 29.08.2020  DW (English)

GIEWS Country Brief: Mauritius 16-October-2020 - Mauritius - ReliefWebGIEWS Country Brief: Mauritius 16-October-2020 - Mauritius  ReliefWeb

India sends 30 tonnes of equipment, aid to Mauritius to help contain oil spill - ThePrintIndia sends 30 tonnes of equipment, aid to Mauritius to help contain oil spill  ThePrint

Air Belgium Delays Launch Of New Long-Haul Flights - Simple FlyingAir Belgium Delays Launch Of New Long-Haul Flights  Simple Flying

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

Mauritius PM warns damaged ship leaking oil could split - Al Jazeera EnglishMauritius PM warns damaged ship leaking oil could split  Al Jazeera English

Leopard Changing Its Spots? BP’s New Position On Biodiversity Crisis - ForbesLeopard Changing Its Spots? BP’s New Position On Biodiversity Crisis  Forbes

‘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

Mauritius must brace for 'worst case scenario' after oil spill, says PM - Reuters IndiaMauritius must brace for 'worst case scenario' after oil spill, says PM  Reuters India

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

New guide on phytosanitary rules for fresh citrus destined for EU - FreshPlaza.comNew guide on phytosanitary rules for fresh citrus destined for EU  FreshPlaza.com

#57: Award-winning loyalty programme in Mauritius - Wiiv Rewards - TheWiseMarketer.com#57: Award-winning loyalty programme in Mauritius - Wiiv Rewards  TheWiseMarketer.com

COVID-19 Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 33 (14 October 2020) - South Africa - ReliefWebCOVID-19 Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 33 (14 October 2020) - South Africa  ReliefWeb

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

Mauritius oil spill threatens to destroy its marine treasures. Could it have been avoided? - Scroll.inMauritius oil spill threatens to destroy its marine treasures. Could it have been avoided?  Scroll.in

Clarification: KPMG - Financial TimesClarification: KPMG  Financial Times

‘The English and Americans are hypocrites’: Mauritian PM calls out UK & US duplicity, revives colonial row over evicted islanders - RT‘The English and Americans are hypocrites’: Mauritian PM calls out UK & US duplicity, revives colonial row over evicted islanders  RT

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

Tackling the COVID-19 pandemic in paradise: the Mauritian experience - The LancetTackling the COVID-19 pandemic in paradise: the Mauritian experience  The Lancet

India, Mauritius PMs to inaugurate new Supreme Court building on Thursday - Hindustan TimesIndia, Mauritius PMs to inaugurate new Supreme Court building on Thursday  Hindustan Times

India, Mauritius partnership to soar even higher in coming years: PM Modi - Times of IndiaIndia, Mauritius partnership to soar even higher in coming years: PM Modi  Times of India

Delhi consolidates Indian Ocean outreach, creates infra projects in Mauritius & Maldives - Economic TimesDelhi consolidates Indian Ocean outreach, creates infra projects in Mauritius & Maldives  Economic Times

Indian copters help fight oil spill in Mauritius - The HinduIndian copters help fight oil spill in Mauritius  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: WHO plays key role in curbing COVID-19 - World Health OrganizationMauritius: WHO plays key role in curbing COVID-19  World Health Organization

Mauritius: India deploys HAL-developed Dhruv chopper to tackle environmental-threatening oil spill - Economic TimesMauritius: India deploys HAL-developed Dhruv chopper to tackle environmental-threatening oil spill  Economic 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

India rushes assistance to Mauritius to help control oil spillage crisis - THE WEEKIndia rushes assistance to Mauritius to help control oil spillage crisis  THE WEEK

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

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

In the process of finalising trade pact with Mauritius: Piyush Goyal - Economic TimesIn the process of finalising trade pact with Mauritius: Piyush Goyal  Economic Times

Caribbean Threatened By 1.3 Million Barrels Of Oil From Sinking Oil Tanker - ForbesCaribbean Threatened By 1.3 Million Barrels Of Oil From Sinking Oil Tanker  Forbes

Humans 'likely' contributed to extinction of dodo bird, giant tortoise: Study - myCentralOregon.comHumans 'likely' contributed to extinction of dodo bird, giant tortoise: Study  myCentralOregon.com

Sort Your Ships Out: Protestors Denounce UN Shipping Agency Over Climate Failure - ForbesSort Your Ships Out: Protestors Denounce UN Shipping Agency Over Climate Failure  Forbes

India, Mauritius enjoy unique friendship: PM Modi - The New Indian ExpressIndia, Mauritius enjoy unique friendship: PM Modi  The New Indian Express

Govt proposes special tax incentives for FPIs choosing Gift City over Singapore & Mauritius - Economic TimesGovt proposes special tax incentives for FPIs choosing Gift City over Singapore & Mauritius  Economic Times

Mauritius Government Facing Record Public Discontent after Oil Spill - Future Directions InternationalMauritius Government Facing Record Public Discontent after Oil Spill  Future Directions International

Mauritius Set to Host Maiden India Virtual Roadshow on Sept 24 - Travel Trends TodayMauritius Set to Host Maiden India Virtual Roadshow on Sept 24  Travel Trends Today

Thousands march in Mauritius to protest disastrous oil spill - The Associated PressThousands march in Mauritius to protest disastrous oil spill  The Associated Press

Mauritius must protect vulnerable coastal communities from the effects of the oil spill - The Conversation CAMauritius must protect vulnerable coastal communities from the effects of the oil spill  The Conversation CA

The marathon of Mauritius-based FPIs - CNBCTV18The marathon of Mauritius-based FPIs  CNBCTV18

Watch: Indian Army helicopter engage in operation to control oil spill near Mauritius - Economic TimesWatch: Indian Army helicopter engage in operation to control oil spill near Mauritius  Economic Times

Japanese shipping company says Mauritius government has requested compensation - Reuters IndiaJapanese shipping company says Mauritius government has requested compensation  Reuters India