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Small Businesses Tackle Poverty in Mauritius

Port Louis – Raja Venkat, a food vendor on the sidewalk of Immigration Square in the centre of Port Louis, the Mauritian capital, sits on his tricycle with a bag full of dhal puris – small, round, flat Indian bread stuffed with pulses – which he sells together with tomato sauce and bean curry.

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WEF Africa Competitiveness Report 2013

South Africa is leading the continent when it comes to economic competitiveness. That is the finding of the 2013 Global Competitiveness Index, which ranks South Africa as 52 out of 144 countries. This is, however, a drop of two places from last year’s index. Nonetheless, it’s the highest place that any African country managed to achieve: the closest competitor is Mauritius, sitting at number 54, followed by Rwanda at 63.

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As the Taps Run Dry in Mauritius

PORT-LOUIS – Rani Murthy, a public officer who lives in Plaines Wilhems, central Mauritius, wakes at three every morning to wait for the water tanker from the Central Water Authority so that she can collect water for cooking and household chores.

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Music: Young Mauritians rappers fight for freedom

Sep18

Music and art have become tools which many people mostly in Africa use to send a massage to peolpe of different walks of life, age and culture alike. Political leaders are also a target by most upcoming singers and rappers. Like wise, this is also the case in Mauritius .

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Punk music rocks political change in Africa

Sep3

Punk in Africa follows punk in South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe and is a co-production between SAFTA-awarded Johannesburg company Meerkat Media and Prague-based producers Peligroso Productions and Bohemian Lion.

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Ethiopia to host Afro-Indo Summit

From May 20 – 25 the headquarters of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, will host the Second Africa-India Summit Forum under the theme ‘Enhancing partnership: shared vision’. The event is a follow-up of the first Africa-India Forum which took place in New Delhi in April 2008 and during which the ‘New Delhi Declaration and Framework of Cooperation’ was adopted.

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