Diego Garcia, as seen from space.
NASA via Wikimedia Commons
The UK is increasingly isolated in its claim to the Chagos Islands. If an international court finds in Mauritius's favour, the implications could be huge.
The myth of the empty sea is largely the product of European imperialisms and their map-making.
A new project takes a different look at the role of oceans.
People from the DRC flee the fighting. Movement of people is restricted across the continent.
The free movement of people between African countries could facilitate economic development.
Child marriages remain a problem in Mauritius.
Laws in Mauritius allow minors to marry while some cultures on the island are tolerant of child marriage.
President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni refuses to relinquish power.
Not all African leaders are willing to be swept by the democratic reforms of the early 2000s.
Education empowers young people like Sarah Nasira, a Kenyan pupil leading a class.
Authors Lutz and Klingholz explore how mass literacy became a revolution that changed the world.
An image by MeerKAT shows hydrogen gas in M83, a famous spiral galaxy.
A precursor to the Square Kilometre Array- the MeerKAT telescope - is being built right now and remarkable progress has been made in the last 12 months.
Technology can be integrated into effective teaching and learning of physics at secondary schools in Mauritius.
Gathering data and testing teachers' knowledge allows researchers to develop scientifically-grounded advice for teacher education institutions.
Mauritian physics students hard at work during the project’s testing phase.
Mauritius Institute of Education
The affective domain - motivation, interest and values and their inter-relationships - forms an integral component in facilitating learners’ construction of physics knowledge.
Women in colourful traditional dress in Nosy Be, Madagascar.
Island philosophies can be used to decolonise university courses and teaching. They can also advance sustainable development models and, ultimately, achieve responsible tourism.
Its been 13 years since Mauritius introduced codes of corporate governance for listed companies with mixed results. Its experience is useful for other developing countries looking to do the same.
It’s time for students to see Africa differently.
It's important to shift educational discourse in and around Africa in a more equitable, representative direction.
Pensions have made a big difference in the lives of Zanzibar’s elderly men and women.
The case of Zanzibar shows that, given certain political conditions, even low-income countries in Africa can introduce and pay for a universal pension programme.
The rare Pink Pigeon.
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
By reintroducing new gene variants back into the wild, there's hope it will reverse the negative impacts of pink pigeon inbreeding.
Mauritius beachfront view with volcanic mountains. The basaltic lavas constituting these mountains formed no older than 9 million years ago.
Prof. Susan J. Webb, University of the Witwatersrand
Researchers have found a small piece of a "lost continent" buried underneath the lava on Mauritius.
Very few African universities offer postgraduate degrees in astronomy. This gap in knowledge and training can be addressed through international partnerships and collaboration.
Growth accelerations in African countries have been short-lived. That might be about to change.
The risk following recently ended economic booms in Africa is that, due to insufficient planning and excessive optimism, the windfalls were wasted. But there are signs that Africa may be changing.
Workers process tuna at the Thon des Mascareignes factory in Port Louis, Mauritius.
Slavery, indenture and industrialisation have all contributed to Mauritius' multiculturalism - and to its deep social tensions.
Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame is seen as having promoted economic growth at the expense of human rights.
To improve, African countries need to find a balance between political and economic matters. This is where leadership becomes particularly important. But this is currently lacking on the continent.
Media freedom activists protest against the draconian Protection of Information Bill in Cape Town, South Africa.
While some African countries have shown an improvement in press freedom and freedom of expression ratings, others, including South Africa, are seeing worrying trends and a drop in rankings.