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Capitalism for everyone: The Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd (MCB) join forces with the AFRICA CEO FORUM to rethink the role of Africa’s private sector

With the role of capitalism sparking intense debate around the world and as the need to “do good” becomes increasingly pressing in Africa, 1,800 leading decision-makers from industry, finance and politics will come together in Abidjan to boost the impact of African companies

The eighth edition of the largest international gathering of the African private sector will be held on 9 to 10 March 2019 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire; With the role of capitalism sparking intense debate around the world and as the need to “do good” becomes increasingly pressing in Africa, 1,800 leading…

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E-passport Rush as deadline looms

The issuance of the e-passport is part of a wider strategy by the regional bloc to boost integration among member states

As the deadline for use of old passports looms this month, the number of Tanzanians applying for electronic passports has drastically increased to an average of 1,200 applications from between 300 and 400 per day. The Commissioner-General of the Immigration Department, Dr Anna Makakala, told the "Daily News" in an…

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Ambassador Sun Gongyi meets with the President of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Mauritius

Mr. Lishun Che Ong Steve Chai Soon introduced the main work of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce this year and the work plan for next year

On November 21, 2019, Ambassador Sun Gonyi met with Mr. Lishun Che Ong Steve Chai Soon, president of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Mauritius and its main members. Ambassador Sun highly affirmed the important role played by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in promoting Chinese culture and the development…

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Building Consensus on the National Laboratory Policy

The policy will also provide a framework for coordinated delivery of quality and accessible laboratory services country-wide

A Policy workshop was held on 19 December 2019 by the Ministry of Health and Wellness in close collaboration with WHO with the aim of building consensus on the National Laboratory Policy. The participation of a wide range of stakeholders including development partners, professional users and technical experts such as…

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A “Meeting of Minds” Report Identifies Five Main Challenges Facing African Banks

Further to the “Meeting of Minds” workshop, a report probing into discussions has been published this week by Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB)

In October 2019, during the tenth Africa Forward Together (AFT) forum in Mauritius and spearheaded by Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB) (https://www.MCB.mu), a special workshop aptly called “Meeting of Minds” session leveraged the insight and brainpower of over 35 C-level and senior banking leaders across the African region and beyond. The…

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Rugby Africa Cup 2020 Shines in New Light for Players, Teams and Spectators

The elimination stage of the new Rugby Africa Cup format focusses on inclusion and digital experience

In June this year, Rugby Africa (http://www.RugbyAfrique.com) announced the new format of the Rugby Africa Cup (RAC); a modernized and more inclusive set up of the continental championship to revamp the attractiveness of the game. At the same time the elimination stage was a digital testing period for a new…

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As Africa gains development ground, new inequalities emerge, says new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report

The Report analyzes inequality in three dimensions beyond income, beyond averages, and beyond today and proposes a battery of policy options to tackle it

African countries have made significant strides in advancing human development, gaining ground on primary education and health. But a new generation of inequalities is opening up that, left unchecked, threatens to undermine further progress and make it harder for those already behind to catch up.   So finds the United…

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Mauritian women's rugby in Olympic preparation mode

More than 40 girls from all over the island were present at the Olympic call on the Sparc complex

As part of its Mauritius2024 Olympic program, Rugby Union Mauritius has launched an Olympic day dedicated to 14-18 year old girls. More than 40 girls from all over the island were present at the Olympic call on the Sparc complex. On the program, detection of young talents, meeting with parents…

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Rugby X arrives in Mauritius

RugbyX is a fantastic development tool integrated since September by four federations currently (Australia, England, Ireland, New Zealand)

As part of its Mauritius2024 Olympic program, Rugby Union Mauritius (http://www.Mauritius.Rugby/) is developing different forms of rugby to reach a maximum of players on the island including RugbyX, new rugby version launched by World Rugby in 2019. RugbyX is a fantastic development tool integrated since September by four federations currently…

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Comoros: World Bank Group Pledges $175 Million in Additional Support for Development Programs

The World Bank Group’s support will also help promote private sector and value chains development in agriculture and tourism

The World Bank Group pledged an additional $175 million over the period 2020-2022 to support Comoros’ development through its National Emergent Plan. The announcement was made at the Development Partners Conference for Comoros, held in Paris on December 2 and 3, 2019. This funding consists of grants and concessional credits…