Mauritius PM Jugnauth takes oath after election win
Mauritius's incumbent Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth was sworn in for a five-year term on Tuesday after elections in which his coalition consolidated its grip on parliament.
Counting begins in Mauritius election
Counting was underway Friday in Mauritius following a strong turnout in an election to decide who will govern one of Africa's wealthiest and most stable democracies for the next five years.
Mauritius premier seeks mandate in first poll since succeeding father
Mauritians will vote Thursday in an election that will see Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth vie to win a popular mandate two years after he was handed the top job when his father stepped down.
Nigeria, others demand dental amalgam phase-out by 2021
The African region is seeking an amendment to Annex A to the Minamata Convention on Mercury by moving dental amalgam from Part ll to Part l of Annex A. The African amendment on amalgam proposed by Botswana, Chad, Gabon, Guinea Bissau, Niger...
Inter-generational conversation on future of the public service
At a public function organized by the government a few years ago, there was a chanced meeting between a former public servant who had been a part of the Golden age of the public service in the immediate post-independence period and a new public servant who came in at the point of the democratic turn in Nigeria.
Pope Francis in Mauritius on last leg of Africa tour
Pope Francis arrived in Mauritius on Monday on the final stop of a three-nation Africa tour where he is expected to celebrate the diversity and tolerance of one of the continent's richest, most stable nations.
Positioning Nigeria as outsourcing hub
With its population and endowed natural resources, Nigeria should ordinarily be an attractive hub for outsourcing. While a few factors could be said to be in Nigeria’s favour, many more are glaringly negative. This has limited the full exploitation of opportunities offered by outsourcing, which have helped many countries in Asia and other parts…
Continental Re unveils prizes for insurance journalism awards
Pan African reinsurer, Continental Re has announced prizes for winners of the 2019 Pan-African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards. The Continental Re’s Journalism Awards aimes to boost insurance reporting in Africa by recognising and acknowledging business reporters. According to the firm, the winners will receive cash prize, training and mentoring on insurance reporting and will also enjoy…
ASHON parleys Mauritius firm on capacity building, others
The Association of Stock broking Houses of Nigeria (ASHON), in an exploratory move, is seeking partnership with a leading Mauritius-based, information and communications technology ( ICT) company, Acoyvis Limited. Acoyvis has proposed an international workshop for ASHON to address global best practices in technology governance, and the need to enhance oversight functions of board…
Mauritius, Ghana, Tunisia lead new growth in Africa’s telecoms sector
Given the very poor condition of fixed-line infrastructure in most markets, mobile Iinternet access as a consequence also accounts for between 95 per cent and 99 per cent of all Internet connections. The size and range of the diverse markets within Africa have contributed to varied market penetration rates between countries. By early 2018 the highest…