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U.S. Embassy announces 2022 Mandela Washington Fellows

The Mandela Washington Fellowship took place virtually last year because of the pandemic

The U.S. Embassy has officially announced the names of the 10 young African Leaders from Mauritius and Seychelles who were selected out of the 200-plus applicants for the 2022 Mandela Washington Fellowship Program. The participants were announced during a ceremony last week. From Mauritius, the participants are Prisheela Mottee, Saminta…

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U.S. Embassy organizes Forensic Disciplines Exchange in Mauritius

The exchange will focus on topics related to forensic science, crime scene investigation, and evidence preservation and presentation

The opening ceremony for the Forensic Disciplines Exchange Event, organized by the Office of Security Cooperation of the U.S. Embassy to Mauritius and Seychelles, was held this morning at the new Mauritius Revenue Authority Integrated Customs Clearing Center (ICCC) in Le Chaland. Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth and U.S.…

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Barrows Hotel Enterprises launches first Mauritius Hotel Innovation Conference MHIC22

MHIC22, the only exclusive hotel conference in Mauritius, with authenticity, craftsmanship and sustainability as the pillars, shows a deep focus on entrepreneurship and connection

Barrows (www.BarrowsHotels.com), the provider of hotel investment and advisory services for hotels in the Middle East and Africa, launches the first Mauritius Hotel Innovation Conference called MHIC22. MHIC22, the only exclusive hotel conference in Mauritius, with authenticity, craftsmanship and sustainability as the pillars, shows a deep focus on entrepreneurship and…

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Merck Foundation Meets The President And the Prime Minister of Mauritius to Underscore Their Long-Term Commitment to Building Healthcare Capacity in the Country

The training was conducted to emphasize on the important role that media plays to influence our society to create a cultural shift with the aim to address wide range of social and health issues

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) provided more than 63 scholarships of one-year Diploma and two-year Master Degree to doctors in many underserved and critical medical specialties in Mauritius such as: Diabetes, Endocrinology, Oncology, Reproductive and Sexual Care, Respiratory care, Acute and Critical Care, Cardiovascular preventive Medicine, Pediatric emergency and neonatal care and…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism - Foreign Affairs Department, Republic of Seychelles |

Third High Level Steering Committee Meeting of the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) for the interim Economic Partnership Agreement (iEPA)

The agreement is being implemented since 2012 and it aims to boost trade and investment among all signatory parties

Ambassador Vivianne Fock Tave, Principal Secretary of the Foreign Affairs Department and National Authorising Officer (NAO) for the European dossier, along with Ambassador Vincent Degert, Head of the European Union Delegation based in Mauritius, co-chaired the Third Virtual High Level Steering Committee Meeting of the Economic Partnership Agreement Programme under…

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Introducing the 22 African Women Who Have Served as Head of State

Africa.com defines Women Heads of State as women who have served as president or prime minister, including Heads of State and Heads of Government

The role that women should play in shaping Africa’s present and future was a key theme from speakers of the Women Heads of State Initiative, co-convened by Africa.com and Coca-Cola Africa. The event introduced the world to the 22 women who have served as president or prime minister of an African…

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Vantage Capital backs Compass Capital to acquire a portfolio of Grade A office buildings in East Cairo

The office buildings acquisition is facilitating the expansion and diversification of Compass Capital’s real estate portfolio

Vantage Capital (www.VantageCapital.co.za), Africa’s largest mezzanine fund manager, announced today that it has provided $10 million of mezzanine debt funding to Compass Capital, a leading Egyptian private equity firm, to acquire six grade A office buildings in East Cairo. The acquisition is being made by Compass Capital’s existing real estate…

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Dissemination of the tobacco surveys’ findings by the VISA NGO, the University of Mauritius and the World Health Organization

The findings of the second survey confirm the illegal sale of electronic cigarettes and waterpipes tobacco in Mauritius

The findings of two tobacco surveys conducted to explore compliance of nightclubs to the smoke-free regulations and the availability of electronic cigarettes and waterpipes in Mauritius, were disseminated during a half-day workshop held in Quatre Bornes on 17 March 2022. VISA collaborated with the University of Mauritius and the World Health…

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Signing of the Programme Budget 2022-2023 by Health Minister and WHO Representative

The Health Minister enumerated the seven priority areas which the Ministry of Health and Wellness will act upon

The Health Minister, Dr Hon. Kailash Kumar Jagutpal and the WHO Representative in Mauritius, Dr Laurent Musango signed the approved Programme Budget for 2022-2023 during an official ceremony held on 16 March 2022 in the presence of the Senior Chief Executive, Directors Health Generals and other administrative and technical cadre…

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Coronavirus: Africa’s COVID-19 vaccine uptake increases by 15%

A mass vaccination campaign in Ethiopia, for instance, pushed up the number of doses administered by 136% between 23 January and 6 March 2022

Africa’s COVID-19 vaccine uptake rose by 15% between January and February as several countries embarked on mass vaccination drives to expand coverage and protect populations against the adverse health impacts of the virus. Around 62 million doses were administered across the continent in February up from 54 million in January.…