Mauritius: Latest News
Joe Kennedy, 6:30 pm
Rainstorms in Africa come in many forms. They can involve a cool, coastal drizzle coming over Table Mountain in Cape Town, a tropical downpour on a Mauritian beach, or a towering thunderstorm unleashing itself on the Tanzanian savanna. But no matter how the rain arrives, it’s usually outstandingly beautiful. Here are some incredible photos of rainstorms in Africa.
Dana Sanchez, 3:22 pm
Mauritius-based Mi-Fone says the temporary injunction is a victory for small business and for African brands fighting to compete with large non-African brands. Mi-Fone is the original holder of the Mi trademark in Nigeria, the court ruled. Chinese mobile phone manufacturer Xiaomi is the world’s fourth-largest smartphone maker, the fifth-largest by sales volume, and it also has “mi” in its name.
Peter Pedroncelli, 8:23 am AFKI Original
The African national teams are currently involved in Gabon 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying with matches to decide the teams that will progress to the next round of the qualification campaign to take part in the Nations Cup in early 2017. There are many fixtures taking place, with some of Africa’s best national teams involved in the campaign in an effort to earn their ticket to Gabon and a chance to be champions of Africa.
Global Risk Insights, 7:11 am
As the tourism industry provides large windows of opportunity for economic growth for islands, Mauritius has set a precedent for other small countries to follow in 2016. by the end of 2015, Mauritius attracted 1 million tourists, showing that it had adapted to tourists’ more sophisticated demands by diversifying its entertainment and other offerings. Not only that, Mauritius has also secured more open air policies with major countries, including Australia, China, and Singapore
Dana Sanchez, 10:06 pm
Six of Africa’s 10 best airports are in South Africa, two are in North Africa and two are on islands, according to Skytrax World Airport Awards. Cape Town International Airport was ranked as Africa’s best airport Wednesday at the awards ceremony in Germany, with airports in Johannesburg and Durban ranking No. 2 and No. 3 on the continent based on surveys of airport customers. “Cape Town International Airport is consistently ranked as one of the best in the world‚” said Alan Winde‚ provincial minister of economic opportunities.
Dana Sanchez, 2:01 pm
Mauritius wants Singapore to use the island as its regional headquarters to invest in Africa. Air Mauritius this week launched its first non-stop flight to Singapore and plans to build connectivity in Africa in May. “The potential between these two hubs is enormous,” a stakeholder said. The country’s low corporate tax rate of 3 percent makes Mauritius attractive to foreign investors. In 2015, the African Union warned that Mauritius was exposing other African countries to illegal financial flows by its financially secretive operations.
Joe Kennedy, 6:30 pm
The food of Mauritius is some of the most diverse in Africa and is heavily influenced by the cuisines of China, France and India. This distinct combination gives it flavor profiles that are unlike anything you will find in Sub-Saharan Africa. From spicy curries, to crunchy snacks , to creamy drinks, here are 10 delicious dishes from Mauritius!
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:01 am AFKI Original
Africa is a continent that has embraced telecoms technology and mobile on a wide scale, with numerous telecommunication corporations based in and out of Africa providing millions of African subscribers with a variety of mobile-based services. We take a closer look at 8 of the African continent’s biggest telecoms companies.
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:42 am AFKI Original
Africa is a sport mad part of the world, with the people of the African continent enjoying a variety of sports to watch or participate in, whether they are team sports or those practised by individuals. The love of fans on the continent for sports is clear in the passion that they exude when supporting their sports heroes or favourite teams. With this in mind, we take a look at the 8 most loved sports in Africa.
Dana Sanchez, 12:01 am
The dire outlook painted for the continent is nowhere as bad as persistently advanced. There’s compelling data for how Afrcan economies may have been undercounted. If most African countries updated their base years to 2013 the way Nigeria did, it would shift the economic order. Egypt would become Africa’s biggest economy, pushing Nigeria into second place. Sudan would streak past Angola. Tanzania would also beat Kenya as East Africa’s largest economy.
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