20110923 Reuters PORT LOUIS (Reuters) - Mauritius authorities arrested a former finance minister, who is also the president's son, on Thursday over corruption charges, a move which may assuage public discontent over graft allegations but may also cause political instability.
PORT LOUIS (Reuters) - Mauritius' economic growth for 2010, 2011 and 2012 is expected to be lower than previously estimated in the 2010 budget, the financial secretary, Ali Mansoor said in a statement, without giving new figures.
Al-Qaeda militants in Mauritania are being chased with the help of France, the European nation has confirmed. Mauritanian troops received "technical and logistical" support from France in a raid against the terrorist network. Several suspected militants were reportedly killed in the operation.