Mauritius at 50

In a half century since independence, Mauritius has become an advanced African economy. We look at how it manages to be India’s top foreign investor, its status as an offshore finance hub, the sugar crop’s role in ‘green’ energy and how tourism could usefully tap resources beyond the idyllic beaches


Emergence of African oasis of political and economic stability confounds sceptics

Statistical disparities highlight foreigners’ tax evasion even as FDI has driven progress

Member of prized OECD whitelist faces questions over arrival of now frozen funds

Reform of education, welfare, infrastructure underpin vision of ‘shared prosperity’

After 500 years, the industry must find fresh markets for crop that shaped the nation

Industry insiders say layers of history remain an untapped resource

Activists claim informal ‘formula’ is used to entrench ratio of seats in parliament