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Lifting up Africa and Mauritius

On Monday last, Mauritius hosted at Balaclava the first meeting of the African Economic Platform (AEP). The AEP is an emanation of the African Union (AU) meeting held in Rwanda in July last year.

In the course of this latter meeting, leaders of the AU adopted a plan of action worked out in 2013 about the major social, political and economic objectives the African continent, grouped under the AU, should pursue over the next 50 years, hence the African Union’s Agenda 2063. This is important because, even if global conditions change over time, a comprehensive vision of where one wants to be in 50 years’ time constitutes a Guide of To-do Things, which can be adjusted to what is achievable.

Interview : Catherine Boudet, Sociologue PDF Print E-mail

Interview : Catherine Boudet, Sociologue

‘L’achat de votes et le bribe ont atteint des sommets records lors des dernières élections…

… pour financer toute cette distribution de faveurs, il faut bien que les politiciens s’appuient sur des sources de revenus’

« Une clique a juste chassé l’autre mais les méthodes sont les mêmes »

* ‘C’est encore un autre fantasme politique mauricien, l’arrivée d’un messie providentiel ou leader qui apporterait non seulement la bonne parole mais toutes les solutions’

Sada Reddi PDF Print E-mail

Industrialization in the Sixties - Years of Endurance or Years of Creativity?

Despite promises, hopes and dreams for alternative routes to development and for a self-reliant economy, none has been put in practice to date

-- Sada Reddi

Jay Narain Roy published his book ‘Mauritius in Transition’ in 1957 when Mauritius was undergoing changes in every walk of life, but the decade which followed - the 1960s - were years of tribulations for the overwhelming majority of Mauritians. This was also the time when Mauritians had to rack their brains to come up with solutions to solve the problems which confronted them, which they successfully did, thus laying down the foundation for the economic development of Mauritius

Mrinal Roy PDF Print E-mail

Drug trafficking, ID cards and Alvaro Sobrinho

Is the Government at a Loss?

As a nation, we cannot cut corners. We also have to be uncompromising in respect of the country’s international standing, standard of ethics and probity

-- Mrinal Roy

What the blazes is happening in the country? Despite repeated pledges to clean up the Augean stables with a self proclaimed competent team, the signs are not good.

Let us take drug trafficking which of late seems to be proliferating on an even larger scale than before and has been making even bigger headlines. Despite repeated government undertakings to end the scourge of drug trafficking in the country and a Commission of Inquiry on Drug Trafficking holding its sittings since July 2015, the country seems to continue to witness an ever increasing scale of drugs related hauls and arrests.

Rajiv Servansingh PDF Print E-mail

The African Economic Platform: Now turn Summitry into Action

Our history and the decision taken right at the time of independence of placing Mauritius as part and parcel of the African continent have been hugely beneficial to our economic and social development over the past half of a century

-- Rajiv Servansingh

The launch of the African Economic Platform was well attended with many African Heads of State and government having travelled to Mauritius on the occasion. The fact that Mauritius has been chosen as the venue for this first edition of the event is a great opportunity for the country and stands testimony to the high esteem in which Mauritius is held by many of the African states. This represents yet another window of opportunity for Mauritius in its endeavours to set itself up as a business platform for trade and investments in the continent.

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