Mauritius Country Profile

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About Mauritius.

Media Info

Television is the most-popular medium.

 

The constitution guarantees freedom of expression and of the press. State-owned Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) radio and TV generally reflect government thinking. MBC is funded by advertising and a TV licence fee.

Daily newspapers and weeklies offer balanced coverage in several languages. They are often critical of both the government and the opposition parties. Two media groups – Le Mauricien Ltd and La Sentinelle Ltd – dominate the press scene.

General Info

Mauritius, an Indian Ocean archipelago, is seen as a model of stability and economic prosperity in the region.

Once dependent on sugar exports, the island has built up a strong outsourcing and financial services sector, and an important tourism industry and now boasts one of Africa’s highest per capita incomes.

Mauritius claims sovereignty over the Chagos islands, arguing that the archipelago was illegally detached from Mauritius before its independence.

The Chagos islands lie around 1,000 km to the north-east and are home to the US military base on Diego Garcia. Several hundred islanders were expelled to make way for the base.

The Republic of Mauritius

Capital: Port Louis

Population: 1.3 million

Major Languages: English (official), Creole, French, Indian languages

Life expectancy: 70 years (men), 77 years (women)

Currency: Mauritian Rupee (1 ZAR = 2.5 MUR)

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