Oil and Gas 

2 dead and 2 missing after boats collide during oil spill clean-up in Mauritius

The prime minister of Mauritius said Tuesday two sailors were dead and two others missing after a tugboat assisting in a major oil spill clean-up off the Indian Ocean island collided with a barge. A search was under way for the missing crew after the accident late Monday as the boats returned from where a tanker crashed into a reef in late July, leaking more than 1,000 tons of oil into the island’s picturesque waters. “It is tragic that we lost two of the tugboat crew, while two others are…

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Startups 

Rwanda’s Startup Act Is Next Bold Step In Its Lofty Tech Hub Ambitions

Following in the footsteps of Tunisia and most recently Senegal (both of which have actually embraced comparable legislation), Rwanda appears to have set the ball rolling on the formulation of a Startup Act. To bring this house, the Rwandan federal government has called upon Innovation for Policy Structure the same organisation that contributed to the accomplishment achieved in both Tunisia and Senegal. The i4Policy has actually been charged with drafting a national Start-up Act and it’s hoped that this will speed up the advancement of Rwanda’s new tech startup ecosystem.…

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Oil and Gas 

Protest in Mauritius over oil spill, dozens of dead dolphins

Honking and drumming, hundreds of people are protesting in the capital of Mauritius over the government’s handling of an oil spill from a grounded Japanese ship and the alarming discovery of dozens of dead dolphins in recent days. The protesters waved the country’s flag on Saturday and held up signs with messages such as: “You have no shame.” Thousands of residents were expected to attend the march through Port Louis a month after the ship struck a coral reef offshore and later cracked and spilled approximately 1,000 tonnes of fuel…

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Agricultural Marketing Board’s 18th Retail Outlet Inaugurated in Rivière Du Rempart

The 18th retail outlet of the Agricultural Marketing Board (AMB) was inaugurated, yesterday afternoon, in the northern part of Mauritius, at Rivière du Rempart. The aim is to market high-quality products at reasonable costs and to satisfy consumer demand in that region. Present at the event, the Attorney General and Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr Maneesh Gobin, spoke of Government’s determination in bringing a paradigm shift by making the AMB reach out directly to the consumers. The Minister recalled that this 18th retail outlet is being inaugurated in…

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