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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In Mauritius, Secluded Beaches, Verdant Hills and Harmony - New York Times

New York Times

In Mauritius, Secluded Beaches, Verdant Hills and Harmony
New York Times
My cabdriver, Roshan, led me past an entrance guarded indomitably by Shiva and his colossal trident to approach Ganga Talao, Mauritius's answer to India's sacred Ganges River. The late-afternoon sun glinted off a lake flanked by statues of Hanuman, ...



Arrest after SA exec's body found in Mauritius resort - Times LIVE - Times LIVE

Times LIVE

Arrest after SA exec's body found in Mauritius resort - Times LIVE
Times LIVE
A security guard has been arrested in connection with the murder of a South African woman in Mauritius.
SA woman found murdered in Mauritius - EWNEyewitness News
Officials to assist family of slain SA woman - Jacaranda FMJacaranda FM

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Man arrested for SA woman's murder in Mauritius - eNCA

eNCA

Man arrested for SA woman's murder in Mauritius
eNCA
"The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) is deeply saddened at this tragic and unfortunate event, as a violent crime of this nature is an uncommon and isolated incident on the island. The agency states that Mauritius is considered to be one of ...
Authorities await report after SA woman murdered in MauritiusEyewitness News

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South African, 32, found dead in Mauritian apartment | News24 - News24

News24

South African, 32, found dead in Mauritian apartment | News24
News24
The body of a 32-year-old South African has been found half naked in Grand-Baie Mauritius, Mauritian police say.
Security guard arrested for South African woman's murder in ...SowetanLIVE
South African woman murdered in Mauritius - eNCAeNCA

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IMF Staff Completes 2017 Article IV Mission to Mauritius - International Monetary Fund

The Nation

IMF Staff Completes 2017 Article IV Mission to Mauritius
International Monetary Fund
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Amadou Sy visited Port Louis and Ebène during July 31–August 15, 2017 to conduct the discussions for the 2017 Article IV consultation with Mauritius. At the conclusion of the visit, Mr. Sy issued the ...
Mauritius must reinforce its monetary policy to contain inflation, according to IMFEcofin Agency: Economic information from Africa

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India to restart FTA talks with Mauritius - Livemint

Livemint

India to restart FTA talks with Mauritius
Livemint
New Delhi: India is set to restart suspended negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) with Mauritius starting October after it renegotiated the two decade-old double-taxation avoidance agreement (DTAA) last year that gives India the right to ...



South African raped and murdered in Mauritius - Times LIVE - Times LIVE

Times LIVE

South African raped and murdered in Mauritius - Times LIVE
Times LIVE
A villa in the Grande-Baie area of Mauritius. Lara Rijs was found raped and murdered in her room at AO Résidence de Luxe‚ in Grand-Baie. File photo.

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Microsoft 4Afrika launches first developer AppFactory in Mauritius - Disrupt Africa

Disrupt Africa

Microsoft 4Afrika launches first developer AppFactory in Mauritius
Disrupt Africa
Microsoft and Ceridian have partnered to launch the first AppFactory in Mauritius, in order to provide a space for ICT graduates and developers to build software applications, gain hands-on experience and grow their business skills. This is the 11th ...



Adani Group Moved Rs 1500 Crore to Offshore Haven, Alleges Customs Report - The Wire

The Wire

Adani Group Moved Rs 1500 Crore to Offshore Haven, Alleges Customs Report
The Wire
EIH's ownership eventually leads to a trust based in Mauritius headed by Vinod Adani. “From the above information given to the bank by EIF, it appears that Vinod Adani had a direct control over the activities of EIF through the Asankhya Resources ...
DRI documents surface, accuse Adanis of ripping Indian taxpayersNational Herald
Adani denies fraud allegationsSky News Australia
Adani Group siphoned off Rs 1500 crore to offshore accounts, claims customs intelligence agencyScroll.in
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Mauritius 5-year Treasury bond yield rises to 3.52 pct - Nasdaq

Mauritius 5-year Treasury bond yield rises to 3.52 pct
Nasdaq
PORT LOUIS, Aug 16 (Reuters) - The weighted average yield on Mauritius' five-year Treasury bond rose to 3.52 percent at auction on Wednesday from 3.28 percent at the previous sale, the central bank said. The Bank of Mauritius sold all the 2 billion ...

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