Mauritius: Latest News
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.
Sarah Duff, 7:00 am
Travelling as a vegetarian can be challenging, depending on where you go in the world. Vegetarian food experiences range from the sublime in places like India where incredible meat-free food abounds, to the challenging – in China, where the concept of vegetarianism is extremely hard to explain and “vegetarian” dishes comes with pork flecks. I’ve had some truly memorable vegetarian meals while travelling in Africa – sometimes in the most unexpected places, like from the back of a motorbike in Mauritius or on the side of the road in Uganda. Here are my favourite veggie places and stand out dishes.
Julia AustinAFKI Original
DarajaImports has a fusion of African designs, employing African artists that include widows, the physically disabled and young adults orphaned by genocide. Products are made from materials that are sustainable and often recycled. The shop owners work closely with the artists. Etsy is a platform for retailers who make and sell products for a cause. Check out 8 Etsy shops selling fair trade and African products.
Dana Sanchez, 6:12 pm
He’s the U.K.’s richest landlord and now he has his sights set on Africa. Led by the Gerald Grosvenor, Sixth Duke of Westminster, the Grosvenor Group owns real estate on five continents and reports almost $20 billion in assets under management. They’re investing in RMB Westport, a real estate development firm with offices in six African countries that’s targeting Nigeria, Ghana, Angola and the Ivory Coast.
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