- South Africa: Govt Gives Up Its Majority Ownership of National Carrier(Daily Maverick)
- Nigeria: CBN Seeks to Slash Importation By 35%(This Day)
- Zimbabwe: International Finance Corporation to Increase Vic Falls Flights By 5% to Boost Tourism(New Zimbabwe)
- Zimbabwe: Transport Minister to Tour Walvis Bay Port in Namibia(263Chat)
- Mozambique: DP World Begins Maputo-Harare Rail Service(AIM)
- Rwanda: Commuters Urged to Be Patient as Covid-19 Disrupts Public Transport(New Times)
- Nigeria: Aviation School to Cut Pilot Training Cost(Daily Trust)
- Cameroon: Limbe Autonomous Port - Fako Chiefs Thank President Paul Biya(Cameroon Tribune)
- Kenya: KRA Blocks More Than 30 Trucks From Exporting Salt to Tanzania(Nation)
- Kenya: Magoha Bans School Buses From Private Functions(Nairobi News)
Mauritius: "I am really looking forward to the day the magistrate sees that footage."
"That day, all I want to do is look at the ADSU officers in the eye and see what they have to say. I would like them to show me the drugs they found on me and justify why they… Read more »
Mauritius: Ramesh Basant Roi - "Our national vault will continue to stay open for refills and top-ups"
We all know that the coronavirus has crippled the Mauritian - and the world - economy like never before. Latest reports from International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, Moody's,… Read more »
Mauritius: Sir Anerood Jugnauth - The story of how SAJ created the MSM
Few men have had such a lasting impact on the history of Mauritius as Sir Anerood Jugnauth. Here is the story of how he created a new political party that would go on to dominate… Read more »
Mauritius: SAJ (1930-2021) - The Struggle to Turn Mauritius into a Republic
Sir Anerood Jugnauth was one of the key players in the transformation of Mauritius into a republic. Here is the story of that struggle, and just how complicated a fight it turned… Read more »
Mauritius: Where disease meets literature
Growing up, my interests in disease and literature felt fundamentally incompatible. This changed last year, when I was a Teaching Fellow for a medical humanities course at Harvard. Read more »
Mauritius: Quarantine Act - CAN the state make vaccination mandatory?
The government is currently mulling draft regulations under the Quarantine Act that would make it mandatory for health and education workers to show either a vaccination card to… Read more »
Mauritius: ECA engages media as partners in data production and sharing
Addis Ababa, 25 May 2021 (ECA) - The African Centre for Statistics (ACS) at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Tuesday hosted a webinar on the need to improve relationship… Read more »
Mauritius: Aviation Policy in a "Coffre Vide Era" - We are already walking alone !!!
It is a hard reality that not only aviation but also sectors directly and indirectly linked have been decimated by the never ending COVID-19 crisis - surely much harder and over a… Read more »
Mauritius: "And we have the nerve to boast about good governance in public affairs!"
A memo from the International Monetary Fund making 'recommendations' about the Mauritius Investment Corporation and the way our finances should be run. A government embarrassed by… Read more »
East Africa: Agalega - How it became the worst kept secret in the Indian Ocean
The Agalega project continues apace under a heavy shroud of secrecy. So how did Agalega become the worst enigma in the Indian Ocean? What does a comparison with a similar deal with… Read more »
Mauritius: Jocelyn Chan Low - "Mourning a historical trauma starts with discussing the subject openly and addressing the contemporary problems it might have led to."
A live video by an activist landed her in hot waters after a complaint by IBL CEO. The debate that ensued on social media was polarised, at times with communal overtones. We… Read more »
Mauritius: A ruse to rein in civil liberties?
There is quite a commotion and rightly so around the recently made public consultation paper on social media in Mauritius. I Read more »
Mauritius: ICT Act - How the government is taking another shot at censoring social media
The Information and Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA) has released a consultation document about the government's plans to give it more power to censor social media,… Read more »
Mauritius: Ish Sookun - ICT Authority's proposal to monitor the Internet, in a nutshell
The Information and Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA) invites the public to comment on a Consultation Paper on amendments to the ICT Act which the authority proposes in… Read more »
Mauritius: "Winning against cancer is one of the holy grails of medical research"
A major breakthrough in cancer diagnosis research using Artificial Intelligence makes the headlines of several international publications. At the heart of it is a compatriot… Read more »
East Africa: How India's curb on vaccine exports opens the door for China in the Indian Ocean
India seems to have hit a pothole in its vaccine diplomacy strategy to keep Beijing from making inroads. This was particularly evident in the Indian Ocean. Faced with growing… Read more »
Mauritius: Sherin Francis - "We attracted 3,321 visitors in the first six days of border reopening"
After 65% of its population had received one dose of anti-Covid-19 vaccination and nearly 40% both doses, Seychelles reopened its borders on March 25th. Its CEO for tourism and… Read more »
Mauritius: Roukaya Kasenally - "The amendment to the ICTA is very much in line with the autocratic rulebook"
You have just joined the International Advisory Board of the Electoral Integrity Project (EIP). EIP has as founding director Professor Pippa Norris based at the JFK School of… Read more »
Mauritius: Climate crisis - Why I think it's time for change
We are in a global pandemic and in a climate and ecological crisis. People are dying, animals are dying and ecosystems are collapsing. Read more »
Mauritius: Covid-19 - Kailesh Jagutpal's contradictions
With the government's vaccination programme against Covid-19 underway, in the midst of a second lockdown since the pandemic hit Mauritius last year, a number of contradictions seem… Read more »
Mauritius: Controversy - Soodhun's curious diplomacy with the Saudi Kingdom
The foreign ministry is in the eye of a new storm: the diplomatic status of Showkutally Soodhun. The confusion stems from the fact that earlier this week, foreign minister Alan… Read more »
Mauritius: Dr Sunil Gunness - "A dose of one vaccine and a booster of a different one CAN even be better than two doses of the same vaccine."
Talk about AstraZeneca or any other vaccine and you will get a string of different reactions, some of which are emotional, others rational and based on what is going on in the rest… Read more »
East Africa: Deadlock at Indian Ocean Tuna Commission means decision on fish resources sustainability delayed
The 30 member-states of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) were meeting in a special session in the backdrop of alarm over plummeting yellowfin tuna stocks in the Indian… Read more »
Mauritius: Municipal elections 2021 - The balance of forces in the five towns
Municipal elections are due to be held in June this year across the five towns in the country. It will be a crucial test of strength of which party commands the heart of urban… Read more »
Mauritius: Politics - Why the position of the Leader of the Opposition is a high-stakes game
When the National Assembly resumes on 23 March, it could conceivably do so without a Leader of the Opposition facing down the Prime Minister, Pravind Jugnauth. Arvin Boolell's… Read more »