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Located some 2,000 kilometres off the southeast coast of continental Africa, Mauritius has been consistently rated by the Index of African Governance as the best-run country in sub-Saharan Africa. Ethical Traveler,  adds that it holds regular free elections and has a high human rights record. On the negative side, the organization says domestic violence against women, gender inequality,  arbitrary arrests and prison overcrowding are among the major concerns still facing Mauritius.
Located some 2,000 kilometres off the southeast coast of continental Africa, Mauritius has been consistently rated by the Index of African Governance as the best-run country in sub-Saharan Africa. Ethical Traveler,  adds that it holds regular free elections and has a high human rights record. On the negative side, the organization says domestic violence against women, gender inequality,  arbitrary arrests and prison overcrowding are among the major concerns still facing Mauritius.

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At the bottom of the Indian Ocean, a research team found pieces of an ancient continent. It contains rocks up to 3.6 billion years old, according to the University of the Witwatersrand.

'Lost continent' found

At the bottom of the Indian Ocean, a research team found pieces of an ancient continent. It contains rocks up to 3.6 billion years old, according to the University of the Witwatersrand.