Roukaya Kasenally

Roukaya Kasenally is senior lecturer in media and political systems at the University of Mauritius as well as cofounder and president of the Institute of Social Development and Peace. From October 2010 through February 2011, she was a Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, D.C.

April 2011, Volume 22, Issue 2

Mauritius: Paradise Reconsidered

Once dismissed as an “overcrowded barracoon,” this Indian Ocean island nation has more recently been hailed as one of Africa’s “emerging success stories,” but the truth is that some troublesome shadings haunt this rosy picture.