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Stories about Mauritius

These East African Countries Show How Teamwork and Technology Can Thwart Illegal Fishing

Innovation sparks success as nations collaborate to identify and take action against fishing vessels suspected of illegal fishing.

“They Can't Take Our Flag!”: Madagascar Outraged at 2015 Indian Ocean Games

The 2015 Indian Ocean Island Games in Réunion have been plagued by incidents which escalated into a diplomatic row between Madagascar and France.

Africa Celebrates Renowned Scientist Ameenah Gurib-Fakim as Mauritius’ First Female President

Maurtius' parliament confirmed Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, a world-renowned biodiversity scientist, as the country's first female president.

INFOGRAPHIC: Pursuit of Happiness in Africa

The Afrographique blog mapped the happiness index for the African continent. Topping the ranking are Angola and Mauritius who hold the same happiness index as Albania and Russia, respectively. In...

Mauritius Tops Index of Economic Freedom Ranking in Africa

The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal published the latest Index of Economic Freedom and Mauritius ranks highest among African nations [fr]. It also ranks in the top ten worldwide....

PHOTOS: Humans of Comoros, Madagascar and the Mascarene Islands

Humans of New York has inspired photographers all over the world. The Mascarene region also has plenty of great portraits to offer.

Mauritius and Reunion Island Brace for Cyclone Dumile Impact

Lexpress.mu reports that Mauritius is on high alert [fr] as cyclone Dumile makes landfall on the island. Agaléga island was hit hard [fr] and was in blackout for 24h. Réunion island is...

382 Million in Africa's Workforce Today and 122 Million more in 8 Years

International Mother Language Day in Francophone Regions

February 21st is International Mother Language Day. Discussion of the origins of this celebration, and a brief review of current developments in French language and new technologies.

Mauritius: Tikoulou, Children’s Literature Success Story

Christophe Cassiau-Haurie writes about  the sucess story of Tikoulou, a collection of books for children published in Mauritius, which has captivated  4 to 9-year old  Mauritian children since 1998.  Tikoulou...

Mauritius: The First Rally of the “Outraged” Youth

Khal Torabully on Africultures analyses [fr]  the emerging  movement of “outraged” (indignés) youth in Mauritius, where their first demonstration[fr] took place on September 10.  “What if this “digital 2.0″ movement heralded...

Africa: Let's Talk About African Governments

lgazissax discusses African governments: “The uprisings in northern Africa and the Middle East had gotten me wondering about certain things I’d read about problems of African government in general, and...

Mauritius: Press freedom slipping away

Mauritius is no longer a shinning light for press freedom in Africa: “Mauritius is cited today as one of the few havens of press freedom in Africa, but for Raj...

Mauritius: Explore the Mauritian blogosphere

Explore the Mauritian blogs, videos, photos and social media with Mauritius Blog Tracker.

Somali Pirates Captures Taiwanese Fishing Boat off Madagascar Coast

Somali pirates may have seized  Taiwanese fishing ship Feng Guo and its 14 crew members off the east coast of Madagascar. Le Matinal adds that  Mauritius PM will speak out today...

Mauritius: Wooden sculptures at Caudan

Photos of beautiful wooden sculptures at Caudan in Mauritius: “Somehow, each time I go to Caudan, I need to go near those guys sculpting those wonderful crafts.”

African Soldiers on the Champs Elysees on Bastille Day

France's invitation to the armed forces of former colonies to join the parade on the Champs Elysees on July 14 is a subject of great controversy among African bloggers. Many...

Mauritius: 30 Prisoners escape from jail

“Around 30 prisoners have escaped from the GRNW jail in Mauritius this evening. The prisoners attacked the jail officers at around 18.30 hrs today and fled as members of the...

South Africa: Drumming to freedom

cueTV interviews a dance collective from Mauritius, Reunion and Madagascar about the dance, Ma Ravan’, a ritual and a performance, and paying homage to slaves and freedom fighters performed at...

Madagascar: Barcamp set to foster ICT collaboration.

The date for the first Barcamp in Madagascar is set for October, 4th 2008 in Antananarivo. The user-generated unconference will follow in the steps of previous Barcamps organized in sub...

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