Despite being geographically isolated from the rest of the continent, Mauritius could play a big role in Africa’s future.
Many African governments view the island nation with suspicion, fearful investments structured through it will deprive them of much-needed tax revenue.
However, Africa needs foreign investment and investors have challenges moving funds in Africa. Most international businesses remain cautious about exploring opportunities in Africa. Political instability means even the most attractive of African growth markets could be considered too risky for most to consider.
The time has come for Mauritius to make the case for Africa, and to provide investors with the security they need to bring serious investment and growth to the continent.
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