The continent's economy could shrink up to 1.1 percent this year, trade could fall 35 percent from 2019 levels, and oil producers, tourist destinations will be hit hard, a study by African Union says.
PM Pravind Kumar Jugnauth's Militant Socialist Movement wins 35 of the 62 seats up for grabs while its rivals, the Labour Party and the Mauritian Militant Movement, bag 15 and 10 seats respectively, the election commission says.
We look at some of the most important images from the stories making the news in the past 24 hours.
For decades the indigenous people of the Chagos islands have fought for an end to British rule and for the right to return to their homes
Hundreds of thousands of Hindus are celebrating the annual Thaipusam festival which sees devotees carrying offerings to places of worship and piercing their skin with hooks and skewers to show devotion to Murugan.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's four-nation tour takes him to Senegal, Rwanda, South Africa and the island nation of Mauritius where he is slated to seek deeper military and economic ties, amid trade war and waning interest of the US in Africa.
After 2.5 years and 110,000 square kilometres searched, authorities say they remain hopeful that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will be found.
The confirmation that the pieces found in Tanzania belong to the Malaysian Airlines flight which went missing in March 2014 could help determine what happened during its last moments in air.
Australia says piece of debris found on Mauritian island will be examined to see if it is from missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370
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