Mauritius

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INFORMATION

Capital: Port Louis

Government: Parliamentary Democracy

President: Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

Current Prime Minister: Sir Anerood Jugnauth

Economy:

  • Mainstays of the economy remain sugar, tourism, textiles, apparel and financial services with expansion into fish processing, information and communications technology and hospitality and property development.
  • Sugarcane is grown on about 90% of the cultivated land area and accounts for 15% of export earnings.

Population: 1.3 million (UN 2014)

Land Size: 2,040 sq km (788 sq miles)

Major Ethic Groups:

  • Indo-Mauritian: 68%
  • Creole: 27%
  • Sino-Mauritian: 3%
  • Franco-Mauritian: 2%
Religions:

  • Hindu: 48%
  • Roman Catholic: 23.6%
  • Muslim: 16.6%
  • Other Christian: 8.6%
  • Other: 2.5%
  • Unspecified: 0.3%
  • None: 0.4%

Language(s):

  • Creole: 80.5%
  • Bhojpuri: 12.1%
  • French: 3.4%
  • English (official)
  • Other: 3.7%
  • Unspecified: 0.3%

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RECENT NEWS

  • Tue - May 23, 2017: Huawei and UOM Sign MOU to Promote ICT Education - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] Huawei Technologies and University of Mauritius (UOM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the setting up of a Huawei Authorised Information and Network Academy (HAINA) and Seeds For The Future (SFTF) programmes, on 22 May 2017 at UOM, Réduit. During the ceremony, ten Mauritian students sponsored by Huawei received their certificate of admission for the SFTF programme for ICT training in China.
  • Tue - May 23, 2017: Launching of Creative Mauritius Project, an Online Platform to Promote Local Handicraft - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] The Creative Mauritius project (CM), an online platform aiming to provide visibility and market linkages to craftsmen of Mauritius and Rodrigues was launched yesterday at the headquarters of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) in Port Louis during a press conference by the Minister of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives, Mr Soomilduth Bholah.
  • Mon - May 22, 2017: New Bee Reserve Zone and Organic Honey Production Takes Off - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] A Bee reserve zone and organic honey production, in view to boost the apicultural sector and promote sustainable agricultural development, were launched last week at Les Salines, Petite Rivière Noire. This initiative of the Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security aims to further encourage beekeepers to fully explore and expand this potential sector.
  • Fri - May 19, 2017: Academic Excellence At HSC Level Is Only the Beginning of the Journey, President Gurib-Fakim Says - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] One should embark on an adventure of faith confronting risks and challenges and academic excellence at Higher School Certificate (HSC) level is the beginning of the journey not the end. This statement was made yesterday by the President of the Republic, Dr Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, at a reception held in honour of the 2016 HSC Laureates at the State House in Reduit in the presence of the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Econ
  • Fri - May 19, 2017: "The minimum the metro express will cost is Rs50 or Rs55 billion" - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [L'Express] I knew Poorranarnenden Sungeelee, mechanical engineer and key member of the consumer association, Association des consommateurs de l'île Maurice, was passionate about the metro. But I did not to what extent and I had no idea which direction he was going steer the debate. When I met him for the interview, he came with a file full of documents and press articles he had carefully cut and painstakingly filed. He knew the dossier inside out and information was flowing out with such speed and in all direct