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Mauritius premier tightens hold on parliament

Nov 10, 2019 - 10:31 PM

Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth's center-right Morisian Alliance wins 4 more seats in the final allocation to hold 42 of 70 seats following Thursday's vote

MAURITIUS PM. Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth of Militant Socialist Movement party observes a polling station for the parliamentary election at Soopaya Soobiah Government School in Reduit, Mauritus, on November 7, 2019. Photo by Beekash Roopun/L'Express Maurice/AFP

Counting begins in Mauritius election

Nov 08, 2019 - 4:38 PM

Electoral Commissioner Irfan Rahman says roughly three-quarters of the island's almost one million eligible voters turned out to cast their ballot in a peaceful election

MAURITIUS ELECTIONS. Paul Berenger (R) of Mauritian Militant Movement (MMM) casts his vote for the Parliamental election at Pandit Sahadeo Sport Complex in Vacoas, Mauritius, on November 11, 2019. Photo by Rishi Etwaroo/L'Express Maurice/AFP

Mauritians vote in first ballot since PM succeeded father

Nov 07, 2019 - 9:22 PM

Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth faces two opponents who say his appointment to the island's top job amounted to little more than nepotism

ELECTION DAY. Mauritian women check their names on a list before casting their votes for the parliamentary election at Soopaya Soobiah Government School in Reduit, Mauritius, on November 7, 2019. Photo by Beekash Roopun/L'Express Maurice/AFP

Pope Francis in Mauritius on last leg of Africa tour

Sep 09, 2019 - 11:37 AM

(UPDATED) The pope will celebrate mass at the Mary Queen of Peace Monument, the same hillside location where John Paul II celebrated the eucharist during the last papal visit to Mauritius in 1989

POPE FRANCIS. Pope Francis' and Father Pedro's Opeka arrives at the humanitarian association Akamasoa in Antananarivo, Madagascar, on September 8, 2019. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Pope Francis to visit poor of Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius

Sep 02, 2019 - 12:21 PM

The pope's decision to visit two of the most impoverished countries in the world is seen as an act of solidarity from a cleric who was a frequent presence in the shantytowns of Argentina

POPE FRANCIS. Pope Francis waves as he boards a plane upon his departure for a three-day trip to Romania, on May 31, 2019 at Rome's Fiumicino airport.  File photo by Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

Pope to visit Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius

Mar 27, 2019 - 8:57 PM

Mozambique is reeling from a cyclone and floods that this month killed nearly 500 people and sparked cases of cholera

SEPTEMBER VISIT. In this file photo, Pope Francis waves from the Popemobile after the mass of Easter on April 1, 2018 at St Peter's square in Vatican. File photo by Andreas Solaro/AFP

Britain should 'rapidly' give up Chagos Islands – UN court

Feb 26, 2019 - 12:04 AM

'The United Kingdom is under an obligation to bring an end to its administration of the Chagos Archipelago as rapidly as possible, thereby allowing Mauritius to complete the decolonization of its territory,' says the International Court of Justice

PEACE PALACE. Outside view of the Peace Palace, seat of the International Cour of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands. File photo from the  ICJ

2 dead, 6 missing after high-seas brawl on Taiwan fishing boat

Feb 21, 2019 - 11:29 PM

'A fight broke out when the chief officer hacked two of his crew to death in a disciplinary action dispute,' the Taiwan fisheries department says in a statement

Mauritius president resigns over credit card scandal

Mar 17, 2018 - 10:45 PM

Her resignation will take effect on March 23, a move that will bring down the curtain on a saga that has gripped the Indian Ocean archipelago for weeks

Mauritius wing debris from missing MH370 – Australia

Oct 07, 2016 - 2:00 PM

UPDATED A part number was identified on a section of the debris says the Australian Transport Safety Bureau

MH370. An undated combo photo handout received on October 7, 2016, shows a trailing edge section of Boeing 777 left, outboard flap, originating from the Malaysian Airlines aircraft registered 9M-MRO (MH370), the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) says in a report. The piece of debris was found in Mauritius. Handout photo by ATSB/STR/AFP

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Search for MH370 likely to end by August

May 20, 2016 - 1:15 PM

The search zone has so far yielded no clues as to what happened aboard MH370 a scheduled flight that disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in one of the most enduring mysteries in aviation history

UNTIL AUGUST. A file picture dated March  6, 2016 shows a woman writing messages for the passengers of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on a banner during a remembrance ceremony to mark the second anniversary of the plane's disappearance, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. File photo by Fazry Ismail/EPA

Australia says possible MH370 debris found on Mauritius

Apr 03, 2016 - 12:45 PM

The latest discovery comes less than two weeks after Australian and Malaysian authorities said two pieces of debris found in Mozambique were almost certainly from MH370

A man looks at his phone while walking past a MH370 mural that shows the Malaysia Airlines logo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 24, 2016. Fazry Ismail/EPA

MH370 search resumes on France's Reunion island

Aug 10, 2015 - 12:34 AM

The local government says navy vessels would only be mobilized if debris was spotted at sea

Mauritius parliament approves first woman president

Jun 04, 2015 - 7:21 PM

Ameenah Gurib Fakim 56 now becomes president of an island nation that has built up a strong outsourcing and financial services sector and an important tourism industry

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim. Image courtesy Gurib-Fakim's Twitter account

IN PHOTOS: Remembering the 2004 tsunami

Dec 26, 2014 - 4:52 PM

Images from the commemoration of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami from across the region

VICTIMS. Thai Buddhist monks sit next to portraits of tsunami victims during the buddhist ceremony on the the ten year anniversary of the Boxing Day Tsunami at the Tsunami Memorial Park at Baan Nam Khem, Phang Nga province in southern Thailand, 26 December 2014. Narong Sangnak/EPA

A LOOK BACK: The devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami

Dec 26, 2014 - 10:27 AM

In 2004 a massive earthquake struck off Indonesia unleashing a devastating tsunami that leaves more than 220 000 dead

CRASHING TO THE SHORE. Foreign tourists far out on the sand after the water receded react as the first of six tsunami start to roll towards Hat Rai Lay Beach, near Krabi in southern Thailand, 26 December 2004. All people in the photo were later reported to have survived. AFP file photo

TIMELINE: The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami

Dec 26, 2014 - 10:03 AM

A timeline of the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami which left more than 220 000 people dead within hours

In this file photo, Meulaboh city is shown under water 28 December 2004, after a quake and tidal waves hit Aceh province early December 26. Antara News Agency/AFP

Homophobia on the rise in Africa - rights group

Jun 26, 2013 - 8:42 AM

Homophobia in sub Saharan Africa has reached dangerous levels with more countries passing laws criminalizing same sex relations