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NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Berguitta heading toward Mauritius

On Jan. 16 at 1:10 a.m. EST (0610 UTC) NASA's Terra satellite captured this visible light image of Tropical Cyclone Berguitta moving toward Mauritius. Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team NASA's Terra satellite passed over the Southern Indian Ocean and saw Tropical Cyclone Berguitta movi

PHYS.ORG - 2018-01-16 18:37:28

SAA cancels flights to Mauritius

JOHANNESBURG - South African Airways has cancelled all flights to and from Mauritius on Wednesday due to adverse weather conditions. Due to Cyclone Berguitta SAA flights to and from Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, Mauritius will be cancelled as follows: Wednesday, 17 January 2018 S

ENCA.COM - 2018-01-16 15:41:37

The World is a (Surprisingly) Safe Place to Travel

PHOTO: Despite the granular categories of travel risk put out by the State Department, common sense and caution are still good ideas when staying safe abroad. (photo via Flickr/Lul_Plqeee) It's barely a week old, but the new, four-level travel advisory system unveiled by the U.S. Department of State

TRAVELPULSE - 2018-01-16 16:00:00

Red Cross activates disaster response as Tropical cyclone Berguitta threatens Mauritius and La Reunion

Nairobi/Geneva, 16 January 2018-Mauritius and La Reunion are on high alert as Tropical Cyclone Berguitta moves towards southern Indian Ocean this week. Red Cross disaster response teams are readying response plans in anticipation of the cyclone's landfall. "This dangerous cyclone puts at risk hundre

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-01-16 08:00:00

Chan 2018 Group D preview: Burkina Faso vs Angola, Cameroon vs Congo

The 2018 African Nations Championship (Chan) began over the weekend in Morocco after the North African country bailed out Kenya by taking over the hosting right following the latter's poor preparations. Group D will kick off their campaign on Tuesday in Agadir as Burkina Faso square it off with Ango

GOAL.COM - 2018-01-15 12:25:52

India's bare 2018 calendar a cause of concern

'A four-nations tournament in June is likely to be the first major assignment for India in their run-up to the AFC Asian Cup in January next year.' A four-nations tournament in June is likely to be the first major assignment for India in their run-up to the AFC Asian Cup in UAE, slated to start on J


Mauritius' SBM Holdings to take 75 pct of Kenya's Chase deposits, liabilities

NAIROBI, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Mauritius's SBM Holdings will acquire 75 percent of the value of certain deposits of Kenya's Chase bank plus matched liabilities, the Kenyan central bank said on Friday. The Central Bank of Kenya has been seeking a strategic investor for Chase, which has been under recei


Toward a diversified economy: the case of Mauritius*

While we welcome the general, gradual upward movement of oil and gas prices, this must not distract us from the reality that these prices are most likely not going to rise substantially in the near, medium or even the long term. In fact, the hydrocarbon era is coming to what one can describe as an i


List of the Best Luxury Hotels in Mauritius

Before you go, check out our Ultimate List of Best Luxury Hotels in Mauritius for recommendations that include rates, locations, and great reviews. This article will definitely help you with your stay! Browse through our best hotel finds in these top cities that cover: Grand Baie | Port Louis | Mont


The most romantic hotels in the Indian Ocean

An insider's guide to the most romantic hotels in the Indian Ocean, including the best for overwater villas, spectacular beaches, private-dining, dramatic views, clifftop infinity pools and a plethora of watersports, in locations including the Maldives, Seychelles and Mauritius.Maldives These are th


Search for MH370: Malaysia offers $70M 'no find, no fee' reward if U.S. vessel finds missing airliner

Fazry Ismail, EPA-EFE Malaysia Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai, center, looks at the exchange of documents between Director General Civil Aviation Malaysia Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, left, and CEO Ocean Infinity Limited Oliver Plunkett, right, during a signing ceremony between the Malaysian governm


InterContinental Exits Nigeria Over Debt Fallout With Partners

InterContinental Hotels Group Plc is withdrawing from Nigeria four years after it opened its first site in Africa's most populous country following a disagreement with local partners over the terms of how to bring the property out of receivership. The U.K. company's 358-room hotel in Lagos, Nigeria'


The ranking of the world's most powerful passports shows Africans still can't travel easily

It may be getting easier for Africans to travel within the continent, but African passports still can't travel far. The annual Henley Passport Index released on Jan. 9 showed an overall decline in the strength of African passports compared to other continents. The strongest African passport belongs


DNA tests reveal plant species thought to be extinct

Jan. 8 (UPI) -- With the help of DNA testing, researchers at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis have rediscovered a plant species thought to be extinct. Dracaena umbraculifera was initially described in 1797. It was believed to be native to Mauritius, a small island in the Indian Ocean, 1,20


Mauritius tourism continues to grow

Mauritius expert, Sen Ramsamy, is the Managing Director of Tourism Business Intelligence. He identified the low level tourist receipts as the principal challenge to Mauritius tourism. He prefers fewer tourists spending more money on the island than large number of visitors spending meagre amounts.


This Underwater Waterfall Isn't What It Seems [PHOTOS]

Some of us have 2018 goals that include: Waterfalls, Being Dramatic In Them. So. Much. Drama. (Giphy) Not just any run-of-the-mill, ho-hum waterfalls with Prince Charming singing in a musical. No. We are better than that! We're unicorns! We want underwater waterfalls. Because water seeming to flow


16 female travel Instagrammers to follow for holiday inspo

My kind of place for an afternoon tea and some shopping shorter days means more mornings like this with @shaespring Who wants to be in Mauritius right now? Taken with @djiglobal #mymavic #beautifuldestinations #bestvacations #dametraveler We are the dreamers #turkey #elsastravels This year is the y


Flash Update: Tropical Storm AVA Approaching Madagascar | 3 January 2018

A low weather pressure system-Tropical Storm AVA-off the north-east coast of Madagascar is expected to strengthen during the next 24 to 48 hours. The system is projected to make landfall in Madagascar on 4 or 5 January 2018. The system is expected to cause daily downpours in Madagascar and is imp


War of words in LS over making Hindi official language at UN

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor traded barbs in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday over making Hindi an official language at the United Nations. Tharoor questioned the need to push it while the Minister called his remark "ignorant". Sushma Swaraj, in her reply to a


Mauritius- 5 Places You Have to Visit by Kobi Cohen

Uncontrollably famous with very much obeyed honeymooners and superstars, driving travel manage Kobi Cohen from Mauritius says that Mauritius has developed as "one of the world's chief goals," gloating an abundance of lavish inns, estates and private cottages. Mauritius is well known for its flawle