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Political dynasties in Mauritius: The invasion of the princelings
How much is Mauritian politics dominated by dynasties? Weekly investigates the changing role and power of dynasty in politics to look into whether politics is increasingly becoming a closed-shop, family affair. 
 

INTERVIEW

Dr. Irene Ainsworth, QAA (UK): “We’re concerned about finding the truth and we will be telling the truth.”
Solicited by the Mauritian government, an audit will be conducted by the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Weekly speaks to QAA representative Dr. Irene Ainsworth about what they will be looking into, what they expect to uncover and how the tertiary education sector in Mauritius can be improved. 

 

HEALTH

Alzheimer’s disease: How to deal with a loved one who has it
Brushed under the carpet as part of the taboo against mental health problems, Alzheimer’s is shaping up to be one of the biggest problems that Mauritius will face in the future. How seriously is it being taken right now and how can families cope with a loved one suffering from the disease? 
 

THIS IS MAURITIUS

Celebrating Durga
One of the most important periods of fasting and prayers in the Mauritian Hindu calendar, the Durga Pooja is the commemoration of the goddess Durga’s battle with the incarnation of evil and ultimately her victory. Weekly takes a look at the symbols behind this festival. 
 

WHAT’S ON

Low-cost smartphones: Smart is cheap
The Mozilla Intex Cloud FX is the cheapest smartphone on the planet at the moment but does it risk upsetting Apple and Samsung’s market? While ‘cheapest’ products have failed before, in Mauritius cheap smartphones have been on sale for some time. The question is: How do they fare? 
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