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Africans Live A Decade Longer Than in 1990, But...

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The level of human development in Sub-Saharan Africa, judged by how long people live for, how well they are educated and how much they earn, has improved by more than a third in the past three decades, according to a United Nations report published today. (AllAfrica)

Police Helicopter Squadron Celebrates Its 44th Anniversary

[Government of Mauritius] An official ceremony marking the 44th anniversary of the Mauritius Police Helicopter Squadron (PHS) was held yesterday at the hangar of the helicopter squadron at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, Plaisance, in the presence of the Commissioner of Police, Mr Mario Nobin, and the Commanding Officer of the PHS, Captain R.V Shinde. (AllAfrica)

Prime Minister Highlights Outcomes of Recent Missions

[Government of Mauritius] The Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth held a press conference yesterday at the New Treasury Building in Port Louis. The aim was to give an overview of the outcomes of his recent missions in the People's Republic of China and France respectively. He also attended on 06 September 2018 the public hearings of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands. (AllAfrica)

MRC Creates Awareness On the Pole of Innovation Grant Scheme

[Government of Mauritius] The Mauritius Research Council (MRC) which operates under the aegis of the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation is encouraging eligible and potential academic/research/tertiary education institutions both public and private as well as relevant Ministries and Departments to avail of the grant scheme facility being put at their disposal for establishing poles of innovation. (AllAfrica)

National Prevention Campaign Against Non-Communicable Diseases Launched At Goodlands

[Government of Mauritius] The national prevention campaign against Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), an initiative of the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life, was launched yesterday at Goodlands in the presence of the Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Dr Anwar Husnoo, the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Consumer Protection, Mr Ashit Gungah, and other eminent personalities. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius, Ghana, Tunisia Lead New Growth in Africa's Telecoms Sector

[Guardian] Given the very poor condition of fixed-line infrastructure in most markets, mobile Iinternet access as a consequence also accounts for between 95 per cent and 99 per cent of all Internet connections. (AllAfrica)

Bitter Feud Over UK's Last Remaining African Colony

[Legalbrief] The future of an Indian Ocean archipelago which is the last remaining African colony of the old British Empire came into sharp focus at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) last week. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius' Claim to Disputed Islands Concerns Chagos Community in Seychelles

[Seychelles News Agency] The Chagos community in Seychelles has expressed concerns over demands from the Mauritian government that the Chagos islands are returned back to Mauritius. (AllAfrica)

Mobile Voice Technology to Disseminate Information in Disaster Situation

[Government of Mauritius] The findings of the research project entitled 'A Mass Media Communication System Using Mobile Voice Technology for Information Dissemination during a Disaster situation in Mauritius' were presented today during a seminar organised by the Mauritius Research Council (MRC) at Ebène Cyber-city. (AllAfrica)

33rd Council of Ministers Meeting of IOC to Be Held in Mauritius

[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius will host the 33rd Council of Ministers Meeting of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) from 12 to 13 September 2018. The meeting, to be held at Le Maritim Hotel in Balaclava, will be opened by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade and Chair of the IOC, Mr Seetanah Lutchmeenaraidoo. (AllAfrica)

Fire Certificates Issued By Mfrs Henceforth Valid Between One to Three Years

[Government of Mauritius] The Mauritius Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) will henceforth provide Fire Certificate with a validity period of a minimum of one year to a maximum of three years, depending on the risk profile of the building. Previously, fire certificates were granted for life and deemed risky for the public's safety. (AllAfrica)

Health Ministry Acquires Five Acrls Ambulances

[Government of Mauritius] The Regional Hospitals around Mauritius will now be equipped with five new Advanced Cardiac Resuscitation Life Support (ACRLS) ambulances aimed at enhancing pre-hospital treatment and ambulance services in the country. The unveiling of this new fleet of vehicles was held on Friday 7 August 2018 at the Dr Jeetoo Hospital in Port Louis in the presence of the Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Dr Anwar Husnoo. (AllAfrica)

Ramesh Basant Roi - «Why do some people still have preference for cash in our economy... »

[L'Express] It boggles the mind of Ramesh Basant Roi : «Why does a class of people in Mauritius have a preference for cash, particularly for high denomination banknotes ?» The former Governor of the Central Bank explains why the entire family of banknotes in the country must be replaced. A real lecture for our parliamentarians who blindly followed the Prime minister and minister of Finance in resisting the monetary change. (AllAfrica)

Chagos Island Wants to Get Rid of UK at International Court of Justice

[Government of Mauritius] Sir Anerood Jugnauth GCSK, KCMG, QC Minister Mentor, Minister of Defence, Minister for Rodrigues, opened the oral hearings before the International Court of Justice yesterday in The Hague, Netherlands on the request for an Advisory Opinion on the legal consequences of the separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius in 1965. (AllAfrica)

Agro Ecological Project - Three Cooperative Societies Benefit of Funding

[Government of Mauritius] A Memorandum of Understanding for the funding of the project 'Increasing Farmers Resilience to Climate Change by adopting an Agro Ecological Approach' was signed, on 28 August 2018, between representatives of the Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP) of the United Nations Development Programme and three cooperative societies. (AllAfrica)

Strategizing Health Policy and Sector Strategy Plan Development in Mauritius Through Participatory Approach

[WHO] Synchronizing the different plans in view of linking them with the Mauritius Vision 2030 on Health and Quality of Life, WHO Global Programme of Work (GPW13) and WHO Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) is a priority action to achieve national and global health outcomes, one of which is the reduction in the prevalence of Non-communicable Diseases and their risk factors. As a matter of fact, the prevalence of NCDs mainly diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, cancer and respiratory diseases has incre (AllAfrica)

Mauritius and Turkey to Engage in Closer Collaborations

[Government of Mauritius] The Ambassador designate of the Republic of Turkey, Mr Metin Husrev Unler, paid a courtesy call this afternoon on the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit and Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, at the New Treasury Building in Port Louis. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius Joins Nigeria, Ghana, Others As Shareholders of Africa50

[Vanguard] A pan-African investment platform, Africa50, says the Republic of Mauritius has joined Nigeria, Ghana and others as the 30th shareholder of the platform. (AllAfrica)

Beneficiaries Receive Grant Under EU GCCA+ Flagship Initiative to Support Climate Smart Agriculture

[Government of Mauritius] Beneficiaries of the European Union (EU) Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA+) Flagship initiative to support Climate Smart Agriculture for small holders in the Republic of Mauritius were allocated grant yesterday at the Mauritius Cane Industry Authority in Réduit in the presence of the Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr Mahen Seeruttun, and the Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to Mauritius, Mrs Marjaana Sall. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius Post Launches the RIA Money Transfer Facility

[Government of Mauritius] The Mauritius Post has since 29 August acquired the RIA Money Transfer service facility under its e-commerce strategy and also in line with the modernisation of its infrastructure and computerisation of its services so as to align them to latest technology as per international standards and norms. (AllAfrica)

Climate Change - Increasing the Resilience of Small Farmers to the Effects of Climate Change in Mauritius

[PR Newswire] Brussels -The Ministry of Agro Industry and Food Security and the Delegation of the European Union have awarded three new grants to the University of Mauritius, the Irrigation Authority and the Mauritius Chamber of Agriculture for the implementation of climate adaptation actions. Projects aim at promoting climate smart agriculture initiatives among smallholders in Mauritius and Rodrigues. They will be implemented over 3 years. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius Joins Pan-African Infrastructure Platform

[The Exchange] The Republic of Mauritius became the 30th shareholder of Africa50 Infrastructure Fund at the close of the month of August. The country in East Africa joined other East African countries, Kenya, Djibouti and Rwanda who are participants of the investment platform. Rwanda joined the initiative last month, Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the country's double shareholding in the platform, taking its contribution to $100 million. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius to Sign Four MOUs to Enhance Cooperation in Various Fields

[Government of Mauritius] Government has agreed to the signing of four Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with the Southern African Development Community (SADC), France, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and China in view of further enhancing cooperation in various fields. (AllAfrica)

543,623 Vehicles Registered At NTA As At End June 2018

[Government of Mauritius] There were 543,623 vehicles registered at National Transport Authority at the end of June 2018, compared to 531,797 at the end of December 2017. For the period January to June 2018, some 14,552 vehicles were registered whilst 2,726 were put out of circulation. (AllAfrica)

China in Mauritius - Gateway to Africa or Forgotten Friend?

[African Arguments] China and Mauritius will reassert their friendship again at FOCAC, but is it just a matter of time before Beijing outgrows its tiny partner? (AllAfrica)

Mauritius Joins Nigeria, Others, Becomes 30th Shareholder of Africa50

[Premium Times] Africa50, the pan-African investment platform, announced on Tuesday that the Republic of Mauritius became its 30th shareholder. (AllAfrica)

Innovation and Technology Are Drivers for a Modern Economy, Says Prime Minister

[Government of Mauritius] In an era where the world is being driven by technology it is essential that Mauritius, as a small island State, embrace the use of latest technology and innovation to pave the way forward towards a modern economy. (AllAfrica)

Government Approves Implementation of Tourism Strategic Plan 2018-2021

[Government of Mauritius] Government has agreed to the publication and implementation of the Tourism Strategic Plan 2018-2021. The Strategic Plan advocates a skill-intensive and technology-driven model of tourism development taking into account the goals set in the Government Programme 2015-2019 and the Vision 2030 statement. (AllAfrica)

Agro Industry - Farei Launches Two New Varieties of Green Beans

[Government of Mauritius] Government is committed to provide the appropriate environment and support that are essential to encourage the production of locally cultivable food crops that are safe and healthy for consumption and meet the demands under the food security programme. (AllAfrica)

Government Committed to Promote Solar PV Power Generation, Says Minister Boissézon

[Government of Mauritius] A two-day validation workshop on Market Assessment of Solar PV Small-Scale Distributed Generation (SSDG) under the Global Environment Facility project entitled "Removal of Barriers to Solar PV Power Generation" in Mauritius, Rodrigues and Outer Islands, opened yesterday at the Ravenala Attitude Hotel in Baie aux Tortues, Balaclava. (AllAfrica)

Minister Bholah Urges Entrepreneurs to Take Advantage of SME Development Scheme

[Government of Mauritius] The Minister of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives, Mr Soomilduth Bholah, conducted a site visit yesterday at the LSY Pillay Production Ltd in La Tour Koenig to take stock of progress achieved by the start-up specialising in the production of bottled "alouda" for supermarkets. The enterprise has benefitted from the SME Development Scheme and has received a loan of some Rs 10 million to mechanise its production process. (AllAfrica)