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The Mauritius Top Five….Beyond the Beach! Island paradise opens up to East Africa with daily direct flights from Nairobi

Mauritius is a year-round destination for golfing holidays with 10 international-standard 18-hole courses and three nine-hole courses offering breathtaking views

Mauritius is firmly established as a favoured destination for South African travellers, and now the Indian Ocean island is attracting visitors from Kenya and East Africa with daily direct flights from Nairobi .Intra-African tourism is increasingly attractive for Africa’s emerging middle class and increasingly important for African economies. The type of…

Source: Internet Society (ISOC) |

Mauritius to host 10th Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum

Annual event serves as a platform to expand and develop the Internet in Africa

Mauritius will host the 10th anniversary edition of the Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) at the Intercontinental Hotel, Balaclava, from 20-22 August 2019, which is being organised by the Internet Society (www.InternetSociety.org) and African IXP Association (AFIX) in collaboration with Rogers Capital. AfPIF 2019 will connect and bring key…

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Strategies to reverse tobacco usage in Africa in the spotlight

The rate of tobacco use in Africa is projected to rise if no interventions are put in place

Tobacco is one of the leading causes of morbidity worldwide, and with almost a fifth of the people in Africa – about 94 million people - using tobacco products, the World Health Organization, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other partners met recently to discuss strategies aimed at stopping…

Source: Rushmore Business School |

Brexit upheaval brings opportunity for African educators

Mauritius based Rushmore Business School sets its sight on expansion into East Africa with its offer of quality British degree programmes delivered on the African continent

The influential magazine Foreign Policy published an article at the end of 2018 entitled The Brexit Fueled Death of the British University (https://bit.ly/2Ghc4Jj). A grim outlook for the British education sector at the start of the year has only got worse as the nation prepares for a “No Deal Brexit” and…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives |

Minister Shahid, as the Special Envoy of the President, calls on the Prime Minister of Mauritius

At the meeting held in Port Louis, Minister Shahid extended warm greetings from President Solih, and presented a letter to the Prime Minister from President Solih

As the Special Envoy of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, called on His Excellency Pravind Jugnauth, Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit and Minister of Finance and Economic Development of Mauritius, this evening. At the meeting held…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

European Investment Bank backs high-speed Cabo Verde internet and telecom connection

Connects Cabo Verde to trans-Atlantic EllaLink cable

New link to transform communications and enable 4G services; connects Cabo Verde to trans-Atlantic EllaLink cable; Reduces dependence on a single submarine cable The European Investment Bank, the world’s largest international public bank, has agreed to provide USD 25 million for construction of a new telecom connection to Cabo Verde.…

Source: British High Commission in Seychelles |

UKVI ‘pop up’ visa application centre in Victoria, Seychelles

UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) will be holding pop up visa application centre sessions in Victoria to allow customers in Seychelles to apply for a UK visa locally

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) will be offering a series of ‘pop up’ visa application sessions in Victoria between July to August 2019. These sessions will be operated by our commercial partner, TLS Contact, and will run for two consecutive working days each month on: 16 and 17 July 20 and…

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Africa Energy Forum team wins “Organiser of the Year” for Mauritius anniversary edition

The award recognised the outstanding commitment from the team in taking aef to Mauritius in celebration of the event’s 20th anniversary

On Friday 14th June EnergyNet (www.EnergyNet.com) received the ‘Organiser of the Year’ award from the event industry’s leading association the Association of Event Organisers (AEO), for the Africa Energy Forum (aef) (www.Africa-Energy-Forum.com) 2018 in Mauritius. The award recognised the outstanding commitment from the team in taking aef to Mauritius in…

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GE Africa President/CEO, Farid Fezoua Appointed as Co-Chair of U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa

Announced by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Karen Dunn Kelley at the Corporate Council on Africa’s U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Maputo, Mozambique

Farid Fezoua appointed co-chair of the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) - 2019-2021; Announced by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Karen Dunn Kelley at the Corporate Council on Africa’s U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Maputo, Mozambique Farid Fezoua, President & CEO, GE (www.GE.com)  Africa was named…

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Launch of the Rugby Africa Cup (RAC), the qualifying competition for the 2023 Rugby World Cup

Rugby Africa unveils a new competition format where the 16 best African teams will compete in a truly continental rugby championship made up of 20 matches divided into 3 stages

Starting from November 2019, 16 teams will compete in the new Rugby Africa Cup (RAC) with an aim to qualify for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in 2022. This format is more inclusive and easier to follow. The top 16 teams based on the African ranking will compete in a…