Inside Mauritius: The tropical paradise with a booming economy (Infographics)

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What is Africa’s most competitive economy? Is it oil-rich Nigeria? No. Perhaps South Africa, the continent’s mining powerhouse? Try again.

Benefiting from a long history of political stability, a good governance record and an open and flexible regulatory system, Mauritius overtook South Africa last year to become the continent’s most competitive economy.

The tiny island country, located some 500 miles east of Madagascar in the middle of the Indian Ocean, is regularly hailed as one of Africa’s success stories — since it gained independence in 1968, Mauritius has had an excellent record of peaceful transition of power with free and fair elections taking place on a regular basis.

Read more: Inside Mauritius: The tropical paradise with a booming economy – CNN.com

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