Archive for the ‘Mauritius’ Category

China Investors Eye Mauritius As It Goes Green and Tries to Sweeten Trade Deals

Via South China Morning Post, a look at China’s investment interest in Mauritius: Located in the Indian Ocean near Madagascar, Mauritius is looking to capitalise on its position as a gateway for Chinese to enter the African market, minister says Overseas energy investments by private Chinese companies fit into Beijing’s belt and road push, according […]

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African Ports See Higher Refueling Demand as Vessels Round Cap

Via Bloomberg, a report on how African ports are benefiting from security threats in the Red Sea: Walvis Bay and Port Louis are good refueling options: Maersk Security threats in Red Sea are forcing ships to round Africa African ports from Namibia to Mauritius are becoming more popular as refueling stops for vessels shunning security […]

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Africa-India Economics at a Crossroads: Mauritian Hub is Crucial

Courtesy of The Africa Report, an article on Mauritius’ key role in Africa-India trade: The centuries-old relationship between India and Mauritius, and by extension, Africa, is entering an exciting new phase. Known as “the star and key of the Indian Ocean”, Mauritius has served as a gateway between Africa, India and the Middle East, bringing […]

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Mauritius’s Economic Planners Target Africa

Courtesy of The Africa Report, a look at Mauritius’ efforts to enable greater integration with Africa: Mauritius is trying to position itself for greater integration with Africa, says Economic Planning Board CEO Ken Poonoosamy. Once considered one of the most impoverished countries in Africa upon gaining independence in 1968, the island, with a population of […]

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Mauritius’ MediaCity: Aims To Succeed Where Other African ‘Smart Cities’ Failed

Via Quartz, an article on Mauritius’ hopes to establish Africa’s first integrated, international hub for the media and creative industries: A few months back, investors unveiled plans of setting up a global multimedia hub in the Indian Ocean Island of Mauritius. Touted as “Africa’s first integrated, international hub for the media and creative industries,” the […]

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