LONDON, United KingdomMauritius has enjoyed numerous accolades within the business community of late. In 2018 it was ranked 25th out of 190 countries in the World Bank ‘Ease of Doing Business’ report, taking first place in Sub-Saharan Africa. It also came out as top African country in the World Economic Forum’s 2017-18 Global Competitiveness Index. The country’s location in the Indian Ocean has long positioned it as an attractive stepping stone for investments with China and Asia. The country has been the largest source of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in India for many years, but many other factors have contributed to Mauritius growing reputation as a stable and competitive investment hub. Investment Protection and Promotion Agreements (IPPAs) and Double Taxation Treaties t
ACCRA, GhanaRugby Africa , the Africa Region of World Rugby, has launched the 2018 Rugby Africa Bronze Cup between Ghana, Lesotho, Mauritius and Rwanda that is scheduled to take place at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina-Ghana on Wednesday 9 and Saturday 12 May 2018. Mrs Coralie van den Berg, Managing Director of Rugby Africa, said in a statement issued in Cape Town, South Africa that, “We at Rugby Africa are delighted that Ghana is hosting the 2018 Rugby Africa Bronze Cup. It kick starts the 2018 season of senior fifteen a side rugby.” Van den Berg continued to say, “Stakes are high, the Bronze Cup is after all the gateway to qualify for the Rugby World Cup. It is the first time that Ghana and Lesotho compete at this level and I can't wait to see their performance on the fi
LONDON, United KingdomPresident Danny Faure has this afternoon attended a meeting hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada at the Inter-Continental Hotel, for Leaders of Commonwealth Small Island and Coastal States. The meeting was on the subject of oceans, coastal resilience, and climate change. Seychelles is pleased to push forward the importance of the Blue Economy, as it represents the next frontier for our economies The subject of oceans will be discussed for the first time at the G7 Summit this year, which is being hosted by Canada in June 2018. Prime Minister Trudeau pledged the Canadian Government’s support to Small Island States in climate challenges, and promised to be a helpful voice and partner on the issue. In his intervention, President Faure congratu
Kampala, Uganda African youth must reject foreign cultures and traditions including homosexuality as they prepare to take up leadership positions on the continent, Parliamentary Commissioner Cecilia Atim Ogwal has said. Speaking at the opening of the 4th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (Africa Region) Youth Parliament, Hon. Ogwal warned that accepting the foreign cultures would be selling the future of Africa. “If you have started homosexuality, it’s not too late to stop it and preach to others to stop it,” said Ogwal adding that “If we do not do this, then we will already have sold our future.” The 4th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (Africa Region) Youth Parliament has attracted participants from Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Nigeria, South Afri
NAIROBI, Kenya: Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta this morning at State House, Nairobi, held talks with the Mauritius Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade Minister, Mr Seetanah Lutchmeenaraidoo, who paid him a courtesy. During their talks, they agreed on the need for African countries to expedite the implementation of the historic African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA). Forty-four African countries signed up to the historic trade agreement aimed at paving the way for a liberalized market for goods and services across the continent. The trade agreement was signed during the 10th Ordinary Session of African Union Heads of State summit held in the Rwandan capital, Kigali. President Kenyatta and Mr. Lutchmeenaraidoo also discussed bila...
GENEVA, Switzerland: Mauritius and La Réunion are on high alert as Tropical Cyclone Berguitta moves towards southern Indian Ocean this week. Red Cross disaster response teams are readying response plans in anticipation of the cyclone’s landfall. Our teams in both countries are prepositioning relief items to support communities who may need food, shelter and first aid services “This dangerous cyclone puts at risk hundreds of lives in Mauritius and La Réunion. Our teams in both countries are prepositioning relief items to support communities who may need food, shelter and first aid services,” said Andreas Sandin, Coordinator for emergency operations for Eastern Africa and Indian Ocean Islands, at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
PORT LOUIS, Mauritius: The “World Hindi Day” was celebrated by the World Hindi Secretariat (WHS) Mauritius in collaboration with the High Commission of India and Government of the Republic of Mauritius yesterday at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Indian Culture, Phoenix. Every year, 10th January is observed globally as ‘World Hindi Day’. The event was graced by Hon’ble Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research as Chief Guest. Hon’ble. Prithvirajsingh Roopun, Minister of Arts and Culture, Hon’ble Soomilduth Bholah, Minister of Business Enterprise and Cooperatives, Hon’ble Premdut Koonjoo, Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries, and Shipping and Hon’ble Sudhir Dharmendar Sesungkur, Minister of Fin