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Mauritius: WB official says Mauritian economy, a model for sub-Saharan Africa

Mauritius representative in the World Bank administration Council, Agapito Mendes Dias, has declared that the Mauritian economy is on the right path and must inspire other sub-Saharan African countries to enable face important challenges and competitions on an international level.

Speaking to the media Tuesday in Port-Louis, Mendes Dias highlighted how the island’s resilient economy has successfully faced the world financial crisis.

He said the Mauritian economy ranks among the best on the list of French-speaking African countries he represents at the World Bank — among them Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central Africa Republic, Chad, the Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Congo, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal and Togo.

Mendes Dias is in Mauritius to examine the island’s economy, saying the “the results of this examination will possibly serve to better understand the Mauritian economy, allowing then the World Bank to bring more support to the island to carry out its economic performance.


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