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President to Resign Amid Credit Card Spending Scandal

[Deutsche Welle] Ameenah Gurib-Fakim is Africa's only female head of state. She is accused of using a credit card provided by an international non governmental organization to buy clothes and jewelry. (AllAfrica)

Mauritian President Expected to Resign

[L'Express] Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, president of Mauritius, might not hold her prestigious title for much longer. After the decision to impeach was taken against her by Cabinet on Thursday 8 March, it has been reported that Gurib-Fakim is likely to pack her bags and leave today before the motion is brought to parliament next week. (AllAfrica)

Cabinet Agrees to Impeach Mauritian President after Independence Day

[L'Express] Almost three years after she became the first woman to be the president of Mauritius, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim is set to be impeached by the same ruling coalition that put her in the State House. Cabinet agreed today that the expenses scandal revealed by l'express should signal the end of Gurib-Fakim's mandate as president. (AllAfrica)

How Fashion Brands Are Tackling Modern Slavery in Mauritius

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Mauritius may have a reputation as a tropical paradise, but for thousands of migrants working in its factories, it represents a limbo of debt and bonded labour. Many arrive from Bangladesh, attracted by the promise of a decent job so that they can send money home to their families. But the reality is that they end up trapped for months, even years, working to repay the huge fees charged by unscrupulous recruitment agents just to secure their job abroad. (AllAfrica)

Mauritian President Facing the Sack Over Expenses Furor

[L'Express] Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, president of Mauritius, has led the country into a constitutional crisis that is likely to plague the 50th anniversary of our independence. While Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth is keen to see the back of the divisive president, she has refused to resign so far. More than a week after the revelations made by l'express, Gurib-Fakim is holding on to the presidency by a thread. (AllAfrica)

Report On Promotion of Female Participation in the Economy Launched

[Government of Mauritius] A report entitled "Promoting Female Participation in the Economy", having as objective to instigate action to promote female participation in the economy, which is instrumental to enhancing productivity, growth and competitiveness and attaining the vision of becoming a high-income country by Government, was launched by the National Productivity and Competitiveness Council (NPCC) on 07 March 2018. (AllAfrica)

First Auto-Motorcycle Driving School Opens in Mauritius

[Government of Mauritius] The first Auto-Motorcycle Driving School to be operated by Advance Institute of Monitoring Ltd, a first in its kind in Mauritius, was officially launched yesterday in Rose Hill. The project is in line with the Road Safety Campaign which kicked off last month and aims at providing motorcyclists with an in-depth and appropriate training course which is henceforth a prerequisite to obtain a motorcycle license. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius Tops Africa's Economic Freedom Stakes

[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius has maintained its first position as a "mostly free" economy in Sub-Saharan Africa and has been ranked 21st out of 180 countries with a score of 75,1 in the 24th Index of Economic Freedom published by the Heritage Foundation. The country has recorded an increase of 0,4 points with improvements in scores for government integrity and property rights indicators. (AllAfrica)

ICT Digital Youth Engagement Programme, Amounting to Rs 4.8 Million, Launched

[Government of Mauritius] The Digital Youth Engagement Programme (DYEP) - Coding in Cyber Caravans, funded to the tune of Rs 4.8 million, was launched today at the Highlands Government School. The aim is to trigger the interest of young learners for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects. DYEP will provide introductory courses in Coding to pupils. (AllAfrica)

Workshop Focuses On Role of Individual Bus Operators in Face of Modernisation of Public Transport System

[Government of Mauritius] A workshop focusing on the role of individual bus operators in the face of the modernisation of the public transport system kicked off this morning at Le Voilà Hotel in Bagatelle. The Minister of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport, Mr Nandcoomar Bodha, and other personalities were present on this occasion. (AllAfrica)

Prime Minister Highlights Important Role Played By Cooperative Sector in the Development of Mauritius

[Government of Mauritius] Government fully reckons the role and contribution of the cooperative sector in the development of the Mauritian economy for the past 50 years. Cooperation, unity, trust, democracy and good governance are among the key elements that are being endorsed through the ongoing cooperative movement. (AllAfrica)

Mini Earthquake Felt in Mauritius

[L'Express] In an official communiqué from the Mauritius Meteorological Services, it was confirmed that an earthquake occurred in Mauritius on Tuesday 27 February. People across the island felt the shaking for a few seconds and immediately took to social media to find out what happened. (AllAfrica)

Shakeel Mohamed tables motion of no-confidence against the president

[L'Express] He said it, he did it. Earlier today, Labour Party MP Shakeel Mohamed tabled a motion of no-confidence against Ameenah Gurib Fakim, the president. (AllAfrica)

Deputy Prime Minister Collendavelloo Effects Site Visit At Bagatelle Water Treatment Plant

[Government of Mauritius] Deputy Prime Minister Collendavelloo leads site visit at Bagatelle Water Treatment Plant (AllAfrica)

Independence Day Wish - For a credible police department

[L'Express] On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Independence of Mauritius, my wish is to see a credible police department. I also wish to see an end to political nominations. Both are doing enormous harm to Mauritius. (AllAfrica)

Analysis - The rise of synthetic drugs in Paradise Island (Part 2)

[L'Express] The rising tide of synthetic drugs in Mauritius was discussed and four major findings were established in Part 1, published on the 16th February 2018 in l'express. (AllAfrica)

The world of fortune telling and witchcraft - Christine Daguy exposed

[L'Express] After an investigation that lasted three months, Weekly's editor in chief, Touria Prayag, booked two consultations with Christine Daguy, a household name in the field of fortune telling, to find out more about this hidden world with its supposed gift and ability to read the future and talk to the dead. (AllAfrica)

Japan Business Mission Explores Avenues of Cooperation in Mauritius

[Government of Mauritius] A meeting to explore prospective avenues of cooperation and promote and facilitate the development of Japanese business activities in Mauritius was held yesterday in Port Louis. It was chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Mr Seetanah Lutchmeenaraidoo. The objective was also to contribute in the deepening of mutual understanding and the development of economic and trade relations between both Japan and Mauritius. (AllAfrica)

Prime Minister Encourages Japanese Businessmen to Invest in Mauritius

[Government of Mauritius] A Japanese delegation comprising businessmen and investors met the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit and Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, yesterday in the Treaty Room at the New Treasury Building in Port Louis. The delegation was led by Mr K. Takahashi and was accompanied by the Japanese Ambassador to Mauritius Mr Yoshiharu Kato. (AllAfrica)

Gender Minister Urges Women to Adopt a Culture of Entrepreneurship

[Government of Mauritius] An entrepreneurship workshop aiming at providing women with necessary information and facilities for business start-ups was held this morning at the Council Room, City Council in Port Louis. The Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare, Mrs Roubina Jadoo-Jaunbocus, the Lord Mayor of the City Council of Port Louis, Mr Daniel Laurent and other eminent personalities were present at the event. (AllAfrica)

Agro-Industry Minister Pleads for Development of Agribusiness

[Government of Mauritius] A two-day forum aiming at transforming the agricultural sector into an agribusiness hub for inclusive economic growth and sustainable development in Mauritius, kicked off this morning at the Intercontinental Mauritius Resort in Balaclava in the presence of the Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr Mahen Seeruttun, and other eminent personalities. (AllAfrica)

Op-ED - South Africa and Mauritius - Why Do Countries Reform?

[Daily Maverick] As South Africa under Cyril Ramaphosa contemplates how to balance calls for growth and redistribution and juggle the needs of political constituencies to implement, finally, a list of economic reforms, it would do well to look at what others in Africa have managed. Mauritius, for one, is at the top of the charts when it comes to African governance. (AllAfrica)

Africa's Little Miracle Nation Turns Fifty

[African Arguments] From apparently hopeless beginnings, Mauritius has become one of Africa's most celebrated countries. But tough challenges are on the horizon. (AllAfrica)

#50ansMoris - From lawmaking to public (MBC) TV show

[L'Express] Following the general election in August 1967, the National Assembly welcomed a batch of politicians that would be part of the first crop of parliamentarians for an independent Mauritius. (AllAfrica)

Prime Minister Cautions to Take Severe Sanctions Against Unruly Drivers

[Government of Mauritius] The situation is alarming regarding the number of fatalities caused by road accidents. It is high time that we act so as to prevent more casualties and Government will not tolerate those not complying with road traffic legislations and non compliance will lead to severe sanctions. (AllAfrica)

Hiroyuki Nemoto - "Now is the perfect time to strengthen ties between Japan and Mauritius"

[L'Express] The main objective of a substantial delegation of Japanese businessmen which arrives in Mauritius today, 20th of February, is to explore investment opportunities in leading industries. Hiroyuki Nemoto, member of the delegation and also the Executive Director of JETRO Johannesburg, gives an insight of Japan's surge to build stronger relationships with Mauritius. (AllAfrica)

MOU Signed to Reduce Street Dog Population in a Humane and Sustainable Way

[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Humane Society International (HSI), this morning at the seat of the Ministry in Port-Louis, to mark the start of a pilot project to sterilise 10,000 dogs as part of a new humane street dog population control project. (AllAfrica)

Mauritian Academic Diaspora Is an Important Asset for the Country, States PM

[Government of Mauritius] The Mauritian academic diaspora is an important and useful asset for Mauritius as it can contribute to position the country as a major higher education destination. The academic excellence that the diaspora can bring to the local universities will be instrumental in providing them an international outlook and boost their competitive edge, resulting in job and wealth creation. (AllAfrica)

Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub Regional Steering Committee Meeting

[Government of Mauritius] The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Mr Seetanah Lutchmeenaraidoo, inaugurated this morning the second regional Steering Committee of the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub (CFAH/Hub) at Le Labourdonnais Hotel, Caudan Waterfront, in Port Louis. (AllAfrica)

Kenya Airways to Unveil Flights to Mauritius

[Independent (Kampala)] Kenya's national carrier, Kenya Airways, has announced plans to fly four times a week to Mauritius starting June, giving customers more options to travel to the Indian Ocean archipelago. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius and Italy to Collaborate in the Field of Renewable Energy

[Government of Mauritius] A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote cooperation in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency was signed between the Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities and the Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea on 12 February 2018 at the Hennessy Park Hotel in Ebène. The Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Energy and Public Utilities, Mr Ivan Collendavelloo, was present on this occasion. (AllAfrica)