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Social / CSR in Mauritius

  • Bill Gates sees US likely to maintain aid levels for Africa

    BOTSWANA, 2017/08/15 The US will probably maintain its current levels of aid to Africa despite President Donald Trump’s proposals to slash funding, according to Bill Gates, the world’s richest man. Trump said in May his government would no longer allocate funding for family planning, a move that has the potential to undermine aid programs in the poorest nations in the world. However, with Congress in control of the budget, it’s unlikely that all cuts proposed by the Trump government will go ahead next year, Gates said in an interview in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s commercial capital.
  • Mauritius moves to improve youth welfare

    MAURITIUS, 2015/01/30 Port-Louis, Mauritius - Mauritian Youth and Sports Minister Yogida Sawmynaden Thursday launched a research statement on 'Determinants of Youth Behaviour in Mauritius' in a bid to improve the welfare of the youth people in the island, PANA reported from here. According to the statement that was funded by the UN People Fund (UNPF), young people mainly attributed family problems (89.9%), carelessness (76.4%), anger/frustration (66.4%), the impulse to challenge authorities (69.9%), forgetfulness (60.1%) and substance use (53.9%) as reasons to be violent.
  • Oxfam Study Finds Richest 1% Is Likely to Control Half of Global Wealth by 2016

    AFGHANISTAN, 2015/01/20 The richest 1 % are likely to control additional than half of the globe’s total wealth by next year, the charity Oxfam reported in a study released on Monday. The warning about deepening world inequality comes just as the world’s business elite prepare to meet this week at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The 80 wealthiest people in the world all own $1.9 trillion, the statement found, nearly the same all shared by the 3.5 billion people who occupy the bottom half of the world’s gain scale. (Last year, it took 85 billionaires to equal that figure.) And the richest 1 % of the people, who number in the millions, control nearly half of the world’s total wealth, a share that is as well increasing.
  • Mauritians celebrate Christmas under heavy rains

    MAURITIUS, 2014/12/27 Mauritians are celebrating Christmas under heavy rains which started on the island Tuesday and is expected to continue until Friday, according to the Meteorological Station. Met Director Mamade Beebeejaun said Thursday morning that abundant moisture contents in the atmosphere were maintaining very unstable conditions, thereby provoking instantaneous active clouds formations in the region of Mauritius. “The weather will be generally showery and occasionally thundery over the whole island. These may be heavy at times and additional significant in the afternoon. There is a potential risk of having extreme weather conditions in the form of local floods, squall lines and lightning strikes mainly during thunder activities,” he said.
  • Mauritian Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam

    MAURITIUS, 2014/07/10 Mauritian Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam, said Monday that the Child Protection Register is a further step to improving child protection following the establishment of the Child Protection Service for improved access to psychosocial and legal services to children, victims of violence. Speaking at the launching of the Register at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Moka, in the centre of the island, on the occasion of the celebration of the Day of the African Child, commemorated each year on 16 June, Ramgoolam stated that the Register will provide better care for the children, victims of violence and improve service delivery.
  • One thousand people marched on the streets of the Mauritian capital, Port Louis

    MAURITIUS, 2014/02/21 One thousand people marched on the streets of the Mauritian capital, Port Louis, Wednesday to turmoil violence against women, next four women were killed by their partners in one week. Carrying posters and banners, some of which read: 'Real men do not beat women' and 'We refuse violence,' the protesters, who were led by Women and Gender Minister Mireille Martin, demanded additional severe penalties against perpetrators of violence against women. 'Nothing justifies violence,' said Mrs Martin. 'What kind of an example are we giving to our children?'
  • Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare

    MAURITIUS, 2013/08/28 At least 300 women would have been trained in politics by the end of 2013 under a programme aimed at politically empowering women in Mauritius, The training, which includes campaign planning and development of campaign materials, public speaking, media relations and electoral laws, is being carried out by the Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare. At the inaugural session on programme Monday at Quatre Bornes, Mauritian Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare Minister Mireille Martin said it was aimed at equipping women who want to go into active politics with the basic tools and knowledge.
  • Inequality rises in resource rich countries in Africa

    BOTSWANA, 2013/06/21 Despite catalysing strong economic increase, the revenues taken from resources are widening the gap between rich and poor in a lot of African nations, the Africa Evolution Panel says.  While the continent’s 20 resource rich nations account for almost 80 % of its gross domestic product and per capita incomes have generally increased, these nations’ records on poverty reduction and human development are chequered, the APP says in its Africa Evolution Statement 2013. “Africa’s increase figures are real and there is nothing wrong with resource based increase in terms of taking off, but increase has got to be equitable,” Strive Masiyiwa, a member of the Panel and founder of Econet Wireless said.
  • Penalty Points System for drivers in Mauritius

    MAURITIUS, 2013/05/11 Mauritius introduces 'Penalty Points System' for drivers - Mauritius will Friday introduce the 'Penalty Points System' (PPS) for drivers on its roads. Mauritian Transport Minister Anil Bachoo said Thursday that the PPS is meant to assign penalty points on conviction for certain road traffic offences.
  • Women in Local Government

    MAURITIUS, 2013/01/09 Honourable Hervé Aimée, Minister of Local Government must be congratulated for making HERSTORY. This is the prime time in the history of Mauritius that there are so a lot of women councillors in localities. Next the Village Council Elections results on 3rd December 2012 where we saw the percentage of women climbing from 5.8% to 25.5%, the results of yesterday's Municipal Elections are as good with women climbing from 12.7% to 35.5%