Women and The Winds of Political Change
[Gender Links]Port Louis -The election results came like a gust of wind last Thursday with Mauritius' opposition coalition - Alliance Lepep led by ex-president Anerood Jugnauth winning the majority vote. While the winds of change have roused celebration for the first ever woman President of the Republic of Mauritius- Professor Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, the winds also blew away any chances of more gender parity in Parliament.
Opposition Wins Surprise Landslide Victory
[Deutsche Welle]Final results from elections on the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius have shown a landslide victory for the center-right opposition coalition. Voters rejected government plans to expand presidential powers.
Opposition Celebrate Winning Parliamentary Polls
[Seychelles News Agency]Victoria Seychelles -The Seychelles President James Michel has congratulated the newly elected Prime Minister of Mauritius Anerood Jugnauth following the victory of the opposition coalition, Alliance Lepep, in yesterday's parliamentary polls held in the Indian Ocean island nation.
Anerood Jugnauth Congratulated on Election Victory
[Government of Seychelles]Following the victory of the Alliance Lepep, led by Sir Anerood Jugnauth, in the general election, President James Michel has extended his congratulations to the newly-elected Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius on behalf of the Government and the people of Seychelles.
Minister Nkoana-Mashabane Arrives in Mauritius
[SAnews.gov.za]International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has arrived in Port Louis, Mauritius, where she has joined the SADC Election Observation Mission (SEOM) in observing the conduct of the 2014 National Assembly elections taking place today.
Human Rights Day Workshop Sensitises Prison Officers On How to Protect Detainees' Rights
[Government of Mauritius]A workshop, aiming to sensitise some 40 Prison Officers on how to safeguard the human rights of detainees, opened this morning at Clos St Louis, in Domaine Les Pailles, in the context of Human Rights Day 2014.
Transparency International - Mauritius Is Ranked 47th As Per the 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index
[Government of Mauritius]GIS- 5 December 2014: According to the 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index of Transparency International, published this week, which ranks 175 countries and territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be, Mauritius is ranked 47th with a score of 54, compared to 52 last year.
NDRRMC Holds a Two-Day Workshop on Community Safety Education
[Government of Mauritius]The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Centre (NDRRMC) with the support of the UNDP is holding a two-day Community safety Education Workshop on 3 and 4 December 2014 in connection with the implementation of the Education to Disaster Risk Management Project in Mauritius and Building Disaster Resilience among Government departments.
Govt and Ghana to Step Up Collaboration in the Field of Higher Education
[Government of Mauritius]A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on collaboration in the fields of tertiary education, science, research and technology will be signed by the Ministry of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology and the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Ghana.
Angola At SADC Electoral Observation Mission in Mauritius
[ANGOP]Port -Louis - Angola has five observers in the SADC Electoral Observation Mission in Mauritius to monitor the parliamentary elections, set for 1 December.
One-Stop-Shop Counter to Improve Customer Service at the Treasury
[Government of Mauritius]A one-stop-shop counter which will act as a single window for the Treasury to deliver customer services in a more effective manner is operational since this morning on the ground floor of the Rabadia Building in Port Louis.
New Francophonie Chief Predicts Promising Future
[RFI]The 15th Summit of the Organisation of French-speaking countries in Dakar, Senegal ended on a happy note on Sunday with the appointment of Michaelle Jean as the new head of the 80-nation body.
Launching of Magazine On Achievements in the ICT Sector
[Government of Mauritius]A Magazine entitled ICT sector 2010-2014 ... A Success story and focusing on achievements for the period 2010-2014, was launched by the Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Mr Tassarajen Pillay Chedumbrum, during a press conference today in Port Louis.
Signing of MoU for the Setting Up of Oil Storage Terminals in Mauritius
[Government of Mauritius]A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the State Trading Corporation, the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd and the Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd on November 27 in Port Louis regarding participation in the setting up of oil storage terminals in Mauritius.
Thirteen Countries Move Closer to Eradicating Hunger
[FAO]Rome -FAO honors achievements of Brazil, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gabon, the Gambia, Iran, Kiribati, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, the Philippines and Uruguay
Bodybuilding - Seychelles Ziad Mekdachi Second Overall At Mauritius Bodybuilding Event
[Seychelles News Agency]Victoria and Moka -Reigning Mr Seychelles, Ziad Mekdachi managed second place overall in the recently held 'Ã‰ric Favre Classic 2014 - Night of the Champions' bodybuilding event held in Mauritius on November 22.
Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to Launch Mauritius Observer Mission
[SAnews.gov.za]International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane is expected to launch the SADC Election Observer Mission in Mauritius, on Monday, in preparation for the elections scheduled for 10 December.
Mauritius and India Sign Contact for Acquisition of Dornier Aircraft
[Government of Mauritius]The Government of Mauritius signed an agreement with Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), India for the acquisition of a Dornier aircraft for the Mauritius Police Force. The agreement worth US 16 million dollars was signed yesterday in Port Louis by the Senior Chief Executive of the Prime Minister's Office, Mrs K.O Fong Weng-Poorun, and the Managing Director of HAL, Mr S. Subrahmanyan.
Report of Les Assises De La Famille Highlights Importance of Family Empowerment
[Government of Mauritius]The Mauritian Government should empower families because of their contributions in the achievement of development goals, as prerequisite for sustainable development, and should identify channels through which its actions and the contributions of other stakeholders in the country can strengthen families.
ICT - Cybersecurity Conference Marks Computer Security Day 2014
[Government of Mauritius]GIS - November 28, 2014: Computer Security Day 2014, aiming to provide insight into the privacy and security issues surrounding electronically stored sensitive information, was marked this morning during a cybersecurity conference at the Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre, in Pailles.