Corruption-hit Mauritius Prez resigns

World | March 18, 2018, 2:11 a.m.

Port Louis (Mauritius), March 18:Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, who has been implicated in a financial scandal, resigned on Saturday, her lawyer said, just days after she refused to stand down.

Gurib-Fakim, Africa's only female head of state, submitted her resignation in the "national interest," her lawyer Yousouf  Mohamed told reporters, adding that it would take effect on March 23.

PTI

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