On the evening of Saturday July 25, the MV (Merchant Vessel) Wakashio grounded on coral reefs in the south-east of the Indian Ocean tropical island of Mauritius.
Turning towards Africa has yielded positive results, but does Mauritius really want to be part of the continent?
Africa’s democracies have grown stronger during a period in which the world is backsliding on democracy.
Laws in Mauritius allow minors to marry while some cultures on the island are tolerant of child marriage.
Mauritius has been ranked in the top 20 of the world’s most peaceful countries in the 2018 Global Peace Index (GPI). In the 12th edition of the Index, Mauritius was ranked number 20 out of 163 countries. On the continent Botswana came second, and ranked 29 globally. Sierra Leone was ranked (35), Madagascar (38), Ghana (41), Namibia (43), Malawi (44) and Zambia (48) respectively on the Global Index.
Renowned scientist and biologist Ameenah Gurib-Fakim was last week endorsed by the Mauritian Parliament to be the first female president of the African island