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Bomb found in Air France flight from Mauritius to Paris: Plane forced to land in Kenya

Bomb found in Air France flight from Mauritius to Paris: Plane forced to land in Kenya

An Air France flight from Mauritius to Paris has been forced to make an emergency landing in Kenya after a suspected bomb was found in the toilet. The Boeing 777 had been carrying 459 passengers and 14 crew members when pilots requested an emergency landing at a Mombasa airport at 12.30am, a Kenyan police official […]

50 African bankers discuss outsourcing in Mauritius

50 African bankers discuss outsourcing in Mauritius

The Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB) (www.MCBgroup.com) hosts 50 top executives representing 37 African banks at the week-long 2015 Africa Forward Together conference which opens on Sunday 15 November at the five-star Long Beach Resort. Africa Forward Together is an annual event organised by MCB since 2009 to showcase its “Bank of Banks” initiative. The Bank […]

African Leaders Launch High-Level Conference on Intellectual Property for an Emerging Continent

African Leaders Launch High-Level Conference on Intellectual Property for an Emerging Continent

Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim and Senegal Prime Minister Mahammed Boun Abdallah Dionne joined World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Director General Francis Gurry in stressing the importance of intellectual property (IP) in incentivizing innovation and creativity to promote economic and social development across Africa. Some 50 government ministers from across the continent attended the November 3 […]

COMESA and Microsoft collaborate to promote access, skills and innovation in 19 African Countries

COMESA and Microsoft collaborate to promote access, skills and innovation in 19 African Countries

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) through the COMESA Business Council (CBC) and Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) have taken a step toward strengthening their working alliance today by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which sets out how they will collaborate in the areas of access to technology, development of relevant skills and […]

New Basas – Mauritius Expands Its Air Services Network

New Basas – Mauritius Expands Its Air Services Network

Mauritius has initialed new Bilateral Air Services Agreements (BASAs) with several countries thus providing for a total of 105 additional weekly frequencies to the Island State. This is one of the main outcomes of the country’s recent participation in the International Civil Aviation Organisation – Air Services Negotiations Event (ICAN 2015) held from 19 to […]

Workshop On Biosecurity and Aquatic Animal Health Opens Today

Workshop On Biosecurity and Aquatic Animal Health Opens Today

A three-day workshop on biosecurity and aquatic animal health opened this morning at the Fisheries Training and Extension Centre in Pointe aux Sables. The Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries, Shipping and Outer Islands, Mr Premdut Koonjoo, was present. Organised by the Competent Authority Seafood, the workshop aims to empower staff of the institution […]

Parts of Southern Africa Are Within Tantalising Reach of Eliminating Malaria

Parts of Southern Africa Are Within Tantalising Reach of Eliminating Malaria

There has been a concerted international effort since the early 2000s to tackle malaria. This has led to dramatic reductions in the disease. World Health Organisation estimates show that in 2015 there were 214 million malaria cases and 438,000 deaths globally. This is a 37% decrease in the incidence rate of malaria compared to 15 […]

Mauritania Govt Will Not Prosecute Ahmed Ould Abdel Aziz Detainee Freed From Guantanamo

Mauritania Govt Will Not Prosecute Ahmed Ould Abdel Aziz Detainee Freed From Guantanamo

A Guantanamo Bay detainee from Mauritania released this week by U.S. military authorities has rejoined his family and will not face prosecution in the West African nation, the Mauritanian government said. Ahmed Ould Abdel Aziz was flown to Mauritania on Wednesday after a review board unanimously approved his release from the prison camp at the […]

Standard Bank Opens An Office In Ethiopia

Standard Bank Opens An Office In Ethiopia

Standard Bank Group has expanded its already extensive East African footprint with the official opening of a representative office in Ethiopia. This means that Standard Bank, which is Africa’s largest bank by assets, has a continent-wide footprint in 20 African countries. The representative office, which is based in Addis Ababa, was opened by Standard Bank […]

Why Some African Leaders Cling To Power, Whilst Others Walk Away

Why Some African Leaders Cling To Power, Whilst Others Walk Away

Following a weekend of elections on the African Continent, analysts are drawing parallels between Congo-Brazzaville and Tanzania even before results are announced. One leader is accused of tampering with the constitution to extend his grip on power, whilst the other has been credited with respecting presidential term limits. In one corner, you see a political […]

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