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20/06/2018 - Though the majority of African countries have developed relatively robust institutional frameworks for the regulation of their electricity sectors, much work remains in strengthening regulatory independence, says the Electricity Regulatory Index for Africa (ERI) – a crucial new report by the African Development Bank.

Categories: Mauritius, Energy & Power


  • From: 20/06/2018
  • To: 20/06/2018
  • Location: Conference Room 4, Dinarobin Beachcomber Hotels, Le Morne, Mauritius

The African Development Bank will on 20 June 2018 launch its flagship Electricity Regulatory Index (ERI) – a special report that measures the level of development of the regulatory frameworks in African countries and examines their impact on the performance of their respective electricity sectors.

Categories: Mauritius, Energy & Power


11/12/2017 - Thousands of small and medium enterprises in Mauritius will benefit from a US $100-million loan to the country from the African Development Bank.

The Bank approved the loan through its public sector window to MauBank Holdings Ltd. in Mauritius to expand its SME business across sectors and foster private sector investments in a wide range of sectors, such as manufacturing, trade, agriculture, aquaculture, ICT and transport. The facility will promote inclusive growth in the country.

Categories: Mauritius, The High 5s, Information & Communication Technology, Transport, Agriculture & Agro-industries


27/10/2016 - The Deep Ocean Water Applications (DOWA) project in Mauritius supported by the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) marked a new milestone last week by welcoming the largest marine engineering platform of its kind – ‘Joseph Plateau’ – in Port Louis. The vessel will carry out detailed offshore marine surveys to introduce an innovative low carbon technology that lowers building cooling costs using cold ocean water – a first of its kind in Africa.

Categories: Mauritius, Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), Energy & Power, Environment, Climate Change, Partnerships


25/11/2015 - The African Development Bank has moved ahead on finalizing the first Africa Visa Openness Index. The Index ranks African countries on the level of openness/restrictiveness of their visa regimes. Its aim is to drive visa policy reforms across Africa, simplify visa application procedures and encourage positive reciprocity.

Categories: Rwanda, Mauritius, Regional Integration, Migration and Development Initiative, Employment, Partnerships, Africa Visa Openness Index


25/06/2014 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on 25 June, 2014 a US$ 116.7 million loan to the Mauritius Central Electricity Board (CEB), the state owned electricity utility, for the redevelopment of the Saint Louis Power Plant. The Saint Louis Power Plant Redevelopment Project, which has a total cost of US$ 129.7 million, aims to increase the firm generating capacity of the CEB so as to maintain reliability of supply, reduce environmental impacts and stabilize the electricity supply.

Categories: Mauritius, Energy & Power, Environment, Infrastructure, Board of Directors


06/02/2014 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Wednesday, February 5 2014 in Tunis approved Mauritius’ Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for 2014-2018. The CSP provides the Bank’s strategic business plan in Mauritius for the five-year period. It is designed to help Mauritius build its competitiveness and resilience to exogenous shocks so as to enhance the quality of growth and accelerate the country’s transition to a High Income Country.

Categories: Mauritius, Education, Energy & Power, Human Capital Development, Information & Communication Technology, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Transport, Water Supply & Sanitation, Board of Directors


08/01/2014 - The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has approved a US $1-million project preparation grant at the end of December 2013 to support Sotravic Ltd. in the development and installation of the Sea Water Air Conditioning (SWAC) System in Mauritius, an innovative low-carbon technology that lowers building cooling costs using cold ocean water.

Categories: Mauritius, Climate Change, Energy & Power, Water Supply & Sanitation, Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa


07/11/2013 - The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) is 103 years old. Established on June 29, 1910 in Southern Africa the Customs Union Agreement (CUA) brought together the South African Union, the High Commission of Bechuanaland territories (current Botswana), Basutoland (current Lesotho) and Swaziland, then under British rule.

Categories: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, São Tomé & Príncipe, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe


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