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Angola: The grace period is over for João Lourenço; It is now time for effective action (Author Miguel Sanz)

Angola’s economic troubles began in 2014 when global crude oil prices dipped and severely hampered the government’s ability to generate revenue

Author Miguel Sanz João Lourenço has been president of Angola since 26 September 2017. About one year later, he cemented his hold on power by taking over the chairmanship of the ruling Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (MPLA). Although he reshuffled the government, for instance by replacing the transport minister,…

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The European Union and the Republic of Mauritius step up their partnership in climate change

The European Union also announced a new support of EUR 3 million to strengthen research and innovation capacities in agriculture to face the challenges of climate change

The Government of Mauritius and the European Union held a High Level Policy Dialogue on Climate Change to discuss how to bring their partnership in climate change to the next level. Participants from various ministries, the private sector and the civil society attended the event. The European Union also announced…

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Death penalty: Global abolition closer as record number of countries vote to end executions

Dominica, Libya, Malaysia and Pakistan changed their vote to support the resolution, while Antigua and Barbuda, Guyana and South Sudan moved from opposition to abstention

After a record number of UN member states today supported at the final vote a key UN General Assembly resolution calling for a moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty, Amnesty International’s Death Penalty Expert Chiara Sangiorgio said: “The fact that more countries than ever before…

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Indian Navy Ship (INS) Sarvekshak to carry out hydrographic survey in Mauritius

INS Sarvekshak also ferried back to Mauritius the Inshore Survey Vessel (ISV) ‘Pathfinder’, after its comprehensive overhaul at the Naval Ship Repair Yard, Kochi

Indian Navy Ship, INS Sarvekshak, arrived in Port Louis today on a two month deployment for undertaking hydrographic surveys. It was welcomed by Hon. Purmanund Jhugroo, Minister of Housing and Lands of the Republic of Mauritius and Shri Abhay Thakur, High Commissioner of India. The ship will be undertaking the survey…

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Vantage Capital provides a €19 million mezzanine facility to Pétro Ivoire in the first-ever leveraged management buyout in Francophone West Africa

Vantage’s funding has enabled the founding family to regain a controlling equity stake in the company by facilitating the buy-back of equity from two exiting private equity investors, Amethis and the West Africa Emerging Markets Growth Fund

Vantage Capital (www.VantageCapital.co.za), Africa’s largest mezzanine fund manager, announced today that it has provided €19 million of mezzanine funding to Pétro Ivoire, a leading distributor of oil & gas products in Côte d’Ivoire. The company operates a network of 72 petrol stations across the country (3rd placed after Total and…

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Mauritius and the European Union continue their partnership to combat violence against women and girls

The National Human Rights Commission and the EU hosted an event in the context of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, to draw attention to gender based violence in the Republic of Mauritius

The Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to the Republic of Mauritius, the Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission and the Hon Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Local Government and Outer Islands and Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare say NO to violence against women and…

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European Union strengthens its partnership with Mauritius and the region to fight drug trafficking

The meeting will also help to build and strengthen trust and relationships between key parties involved in the work to combat drug trafficking

More than 30 senior drug law enforcement officials from 17 countries and international organisations are meeting in Hotel Voilà à Maurice, joined by senior officials from Mauritius to discuss enhanced co-operation in combatting drug trafficking in East Africa and Indian Ocean Region.  The Trans-Regional Law Enforcement agencies from Mauritius and…

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Africities 8 Summit – Marrakech, November 20-24, 2018: The Highlights

The Africities Summit 2018 in Marrakech has proven itself to be the most important democratic gathering in Africa

An unprecedented participation of 8300 participants represented more than 77 countries, including 53 African countries and nearly 3,000 local elected representatives, mayors and other leaders of local and subnational governments. The Africities Summit 2018 (www.Africities.org) in Marrakech has proven itself to be the most important democratic gathering in Africa. Download Summary of Sessions Here https://bit.ly/2Aqgz0o " The Africities Summit gave a…

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Canon Central and North Africa host Annual Partner Conference in Mauritius

Partner Conference event, attended by over 100 partners from 44 countries, highlights Canon’s mutual achievements and initiatives with Partners for 2018, and details strategy growth priorities for 2019

Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) (www.Canon-CNA.com), a leader in imaging solutions, recently hosted its annual Partner Conference held in Mauritius. During the event, Canon highlighted its commitment to the region and announced that the company recorded over 20 percent solid growth year-on-year for the past three years. The Annual…

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EY honours Southern African entrepreneurs who redefine convention and inspire change

This year EY marks 21 years of recognising and celebrating entrepreneurs who have consistently demonstrated excellence in their businesses

Since the first award in 1998, when Adrian Gore of Discovery was the inaugural winner, EY (www.EY.com) continues to see trailblazing entrepreneurs whose vision is shaping industries, creating new markets and generating employment opportunities while contributing to economic growth and development. We are excited to announce, in alphabetical order by…