Mauritius, a volcanic island of lagoons and palm-fringed beaches in the Indian Ocean, has a reputation for stability and racial harmony among its mixed population of Asians, Europeans and Africans. The island has maintained one of the developing world's most successful democracies. 
Mauritius is a relatively wealthy country in Africa. It is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, located to the east of Madagascar. Mauritius has an HDI of 0.728. English is spoken there. Mauritius is also a democracy.