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Climate change kit for students in Mauritius

A new education kit has been unveiled in Mauritius to help students learn about climate change adaptation and mitigation measures.

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Mauritian president calls for embracing of S&T

Nairobi – African governments and the private sector need to embrace science, technology and research for development, according to President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim of Mauritius. In a speech Gurib-Fakim delivered during the launch of the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) this month (10 September) in Kenya, she noted that there are research and development challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Mauritius gathers new data on non-communicable diseases

Port-Louis, Mauritius – Mauritius has conducted a new survey to gain insights into non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

About 6,000 randomly sampled people who are at least 18 years old took part in the survey, says Anil Deelchand, the acting director of health services at the Mauritius Ministry of Health and Quality of Life, adding that the study is being conducted by his outfit and the Australia-based Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute.

According to Deelchand, data collection for the study ended last month (24 August).

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Mauritius’s new president vows to boost science

Mauritius’s incoming president, scientist Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, has pledged to target science diplomacy and to export the island’s “good practices” in research. The government proposed Gurib-Fakim as the new president on 1 June, just days after then-president Rajkeswur Purryag resigned. The parliament confirmed her appointment today.

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A sweet renaissance

The development of a range of sugarcane by-products has revitalised the Mauritian sugar industry – a winning strategy.

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Chagos Islanders ‘Will Not Give Up’ Fight to Return Home

Port Louis – “The Marine Protected Area (MPA) created around the Chagos archipelago is a new obstacle that the British government has placed in our path to prevent us from going back to our homeland,” claims Olivier Bancoult, leader of the Chagos Refugees Group (CRG).

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