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 important to shift educational discourse in and around Africa in a more equitable, representative direction.
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.
By reintroducing new gene variants back into the wild, there's hope it will reverse the negative impacts of pink pigeon inbreeding.
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.
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.
Slavery, indenture and industrialisation have all contributed to Mauritius' multiculturalism - and to its deep social tensions.
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.
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.
If women aren't given their full rights, they're less likely to believe in democratic institutions.
Hair has long been modified for aesthetic and other ends. But skewed power structures have meant that women, particularly women of colour, have borne the brunt of stereotyping and prejudice.
Getting more women into science, technology, engineering and maths fields is a process that involves many parts of a society. Several African countries are setting the pace.
Successful economies are led by innovation and driven by knowledge. For Africa to advance, it needs to make more substantial investments in its research and development sector.
South Africans' faith in the post-apartheid system of democracy is clearly slipping - and some even suggest that a return to apartheid would be a good thing.
When talking about the role that higher education can play in developing Africa, it's important not to forget the continuing and crucial role of the continent's flagship universities.
Mauritius' experience proves that making more entertainment offerings available is key to driving tourism for island destinations.
Several countries within southern Africa are on the brink of eliminating malaria. But there are several challenges ahead.
Citizen science will ensure that the skies have no limit when it comes to research, as ordinary people are encouraged to take part in simple acts of exploration.