Seychelles

Country Seychelles
Capital Victoria
Continent Africa
Currency Seychellois rupee(SCR)
Languages French, English & Seychellois Creole

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A lengthy struggle between France and Great Britain for the islands ended in 1814, when they were ceded to the latter. Independence came in 1976. Socialist rule was brought to a close with a new constitution and free elections in 1993. President France-Albert RENE, who had served since 1977, was re-elected in 2001, but stepped down in 2004. Vice President James MICHEL took over the presidency and in July 2006 was elected to a new five-year term.

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Seychelles - Wikipedia
Seychelles - CIA World Fact Book
Seychelles - BBC
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Kenya's Odinga to take poll dispute to top court - Seychelles News Agency

Seychelles News Agency

Kenya's Odinga to take poll dispute to top court
Seychelles News Agency
Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga (C) speaks, flanked by co-principal Musalia Mudavadi (L) and NASA's presidential running mate Kalonzo Musyoka (R), during a press conference on August 16, 2017 at the offices of the National Super Alliance (NASA) ...

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Seychelles' Tourism Minister pleased with level of standard following visit to small and large accommodations on La ... - eTurboNews

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Seychelles' Tourism Minister pleased with level of standard following visit to small and large accommodations on La ...
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The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Mr. Maurice Loustau-Lalanne said this on Friday last week, after visiting tourism properties on the island, as part of his ongoing door-to-door visits to holiday accommodations in Seychelles ...

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PM for increased exchanges between legislatures of India, Seychelles - Moneycontrol.com

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PM for increased exchanges between legislatures of India, Seychelles
Moneycontrol.com
She said the Indian diaspora in Seychelles constitutes an important link between the two countries and that the relations between India and Seychelles are further cemented by strong people-to-people bonds and cultural exchanges. Mahajan emphasized that ...
Seychelles Parliamentary Delegation calls on Prime MinisterMinistry of External Affairs (press release)
Seychelles is maritime neighbour, trusted friend of India:PrezOutlook India
'India's assistance to Seychelles absolutely immeasurable'The New Indian Express
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Miss Seychelles contestant Stephie Bastienne to help find ways to stop bullying among children - Seychelles News Agency

Seychelles News Agency

Miss Seychelles contestant Stephie Bastienne to help find ways to stop bullying among children
Seychelles News Agency
A passion for music and a love for seeing other countries is what drives Miss Seychelles contestant Stephie Bastienne. Bastienne, who is contestant number six, lives in the northern Mahe district of Beau Vallon, a place she says has a high level of ...

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Praslin's Islander Hotel: Another Seychelles' tourism establishment rated highly by HolidayCheck in 2017 - eTurboNews

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Praslin's Islander Hotel: Another Seychelles' tourism establishment rated highly by HolidayCheck in 2017
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With German visitors topping its list of clients, the Islander Hotel on Praslin, is another tourism establishment in Seychelles that has been rated highly by HolidayCheck the largest German-speaking portal that allows Germain tourists to review ...

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Khalifa foundation opens hospital in Seychelles - gulfnews.com

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Khalifa foundation opens hospital in Seychelles
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ABU DHABI: The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has inaugurated the Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Hospital, built at the cost of Dh23 million, in the Seychelles. The move comes in line with the directives of President His Highness Shaikh ...
Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Hospital opens in SeychellesGulf Today

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When an Air India Plane was Hijacked by Mercenaries in Seychelles - The Wire

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When an Air India Plane was Hijacked by Mercenaries in Seychelles
The Wire
In November 1981, Capt Umesh Saxena, piloting an Air India plane, landed in Seychelles in the middle of a counter coup attempt to overthrow President Albert Rene. The plane had come from Zimbabwe and was on its way to Bombay. The airport was locked ...



BN Travel!: Susan Ekpoh Shares Valuable Tips on How to Enjoy a Holiday in Seychelles with Less than $1000 - BellaNaija

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BN Travel!: Susan Ekpoh Shares Valuable Tips on How to Enjoy a Holiday in Seychelles with Less than $1000
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For years, I dreamt of visiting Seychelles. Being seated on pristine white beaches, watching the sun paint the sky magnificent hues of gold as it said goodnight; star gazing snuggled into a single entity with the love of my life these thoughts filled ...



Group wants Seychelles to legalise cannabis as way to reduce heroin use - Seychelles News Agency

Seychelles News Agency

Group wants Seychelles to legalise cannabis as way to reduce heroin use
Seychelles News Agency
Ralph Volcere, who is spearheading the movement 'Legalizing Cannabis in Seychelles,' told SNA the purpose of making the substance legal is to control the abuse of heroin in the country. Volcere who was an independent candidate for the district of Au ...



Seychelles' gov't committee looking closely at missing $ 6.7 million, official says - Seychelles News Agency

Seychelles News Agency

Seychelles' gov't committee looking closely at missing $ 6.7 million, official says
Seychelles News Agency
(Seychelles News Agency) - The Finance and Public Account Committee in the Seychelles National Assembly is to decide on what steps to take in their next meeting on the missing $6.7 million (SCR90 million) found in the report of the auditor general ...