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The natural island landscape of Mauritius is predicted to very vulnerable to the projected effects of climate change. The effects of climate change are predicted to increase natural disasters and increase the sensitivity of the ecosystems.1 The government has begun to allocate portions of its overall budget to create climate change mitigation agencies.2 Steps have also been taken to increase green technology and eco-friendly programs. The government recently announced that there will be a 50% tax reduction on hybrid/electric cars.3

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1 http://www.gcca.eu/national-programmes/africa/global-climate-change-alliance-for-mauritius
2 Ibid
3 http://gcca.eu/sites/default/files/soraya.khosravi/gcca-mauritius14nov2013.pdf
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Mauritius News

New York Times 
Mauritius, a former British colony that gained independence in 1968, says the islands are part of its territory and wants the International Court of Justice to offer its opinion. It casts the British claim as part of an unfinished struggle to free ... See more..
Nyasa Times 
Following a poor start at the ongoing Cosafa Cup in South Africa, Malawi National football team Coach Ronny Van Geneugden has promised improvements ahead of their second group game against Mauritius on Tuesday with defeat meaning doom for the ... See more..
The Wire 
India backed Mauritius' resolution referring British control of the Archipelago to the ICJ but says it supports the US military presence in Diego Garcia. See more..
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Independent Online 
Mauritius, the very name conjures up images of long, lazy days spent on a snow-white beach, gently wafted by warm tropical breezes while you gaze languidly out over an azure sea. Ah, just the thing, especially when lubricated by a couple of exotic ... See more..
Independent Online 
Air Mauritius announced a profit of 26.9 million euros (Rs 1.06 billion). This performance, the best ever posted by the Company since its incorporation, is up 67% as compared to the previous financial year when profit reached 15.4 million euros (Rs 649 ... See more..
Fibre2fashion.com 
Enterprise Mauritius is leading a delegation of local apparel manufacturers to participate for the second time at Fashion SVP during June 27-28 June 2017 in London. Thirteen manufacturers comprising four large enterprises and nine SMEs will showcase to ... See more..
Independent Online 
Mauritian banks are becoming beacons of growth and stability in sub-Saharan Africa. See more..
AllAfrica.com 
Enterprise Mauritius is leading a delegation of local apparel manufacturers who will be participating for the second time at Fashion SVP on 27 and 28 June 2017 at Olympia Exhibition Centre in London. Thirteen manufacturers comprising four large ... See more..
The Guardian 
The UK is in danger of losing a vote at the UN on the fate of the Chagos Islands, an Indian Ocean archipelago that has been at the centre of a long-running dispute between Britain and Mauritius. The UN is voting on Thursday on a Mauritian resolution to ... See more..
Bloomberg 
Mauritius's Supreme Court granted permission to the state prosecutor to challenge Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth's acquittal in a corruption case last year. See more..
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Geography

Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar
Area

Total 2,040 sq km
Land 2,030 sq km
Water 10 sq km

***NOTE*** includes Agalega Islands, Cargados Carajos Shoals (Saint Brandon), and Rodrigues
Climate

tropical, modified by southeast trade winds; warm, dry winter (May to November); hot, wet, humid summer (November to May)
Natural Resources

arable land, fish ;
Natural Hazards

cyclones (November to April); almost completely surrounded by reefs that may pose maritime hazards
Current Environmental Issues

water pollution, degradation of coral reefs

Demographics

Nationality
Mauritian
Population
1,322,238 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Since independence in 1968, Mauritius has developed from a low-income, agriculturally based economy to a middle-income diversified economy with growing industrial, financial, and tourist sectors. For most of this period, annual growth has been on the order of 5% to 6%. This achievement has been reflected in more equitable income distribution, increased life expectancy, lowered infant mortality, and a much-improved infrastructure. The economy rests on sugar, tourism, textiles and apparel, and financial services, and is expanding into fish processing, information and communications technology, and hospitality and property development. Sugarcane is grown on about 90% of the cultivated land area and ...See More accounts for 15% of export earnings. The government's development strategy centers on creating vertical and horizontal clusters of development in these sectors. Mauritius has attracted more than 32,000 offshore entities, many aimed at commerce in India, South Africa, and China. Investment in the banking sector alone has reached over $1 billion. Mauritius, with its strong textile sector, has been well poised to take advantage of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). Mauritius' sound economic policies and prudent banking practices helped to mitigate negative effects of the global financial crisis in 2008-09. GDP grew in the 3-4% per year range in 2010-12, and the country continues to expand its trade and investment outreach around the globe. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$20.53 billion (2012 est.); $19.88 billion (2011 est.); $19.15 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

32% of GDP (2012 est.); 31% of GDP (2011 est.); 31% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

sugarcane, tea, corn, potatoes, bananas, pulses; cattle, goats; fish
Industries

food processing (largely sugar milling), textiles, clothing, mining, chemicals, metal products, transport equipment, nonelectrical machinery, tourism