Seychelles

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

Information

Introduction

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.

[+] Geography

[+] People

[+] Government

Video

Map


View Larger Map

References

Seychelles - Wikipedia
Seychelles - CIA World Fact Book
Seychelles - BBC
Seychelles - Timeline - BBC

Cities

Links

News Headlines

Google News
Qatar to allow residents of Seychelles visa-free travel - Seychelles News Agency

Seychelles News Agency

Qatar to allow residents of Seychelles visa-free travel
Seychelles News Agency
(Seychelles News Agency) - Qatar is giving residents of Seychelles visas on arrival as a result of negotiations with the Seychelles Foreign Affairs Department. “Qatar is one of the many countries we have been negotiating with on the question of visas ...



Seychellois arrested in possession of drugs in Madagascar - Seychelles News Agency

Seychellois arrested in possession of drugs in Madagascar
Seychelles News Agency
The 500 grammes of heroin was discovered packed in two plastic packages. The suspect is currently in custody at the office of the Madagascar airport and surveillance police for investigation. The Seychelles' National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA) told ...



Seychelles again faces Madagascar in African football tourney - Seychelles News Agency

Seychelles News Agency

Seychelles again faces Madagascar in African football tourney
Seychelles News Agency
(Seychelles News Agency) - The Seychelles' national football team will be playing its opening match in the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) cup competition on Monday against Madagascar. The match starts at 9.30 p.m. Seychelles' ...



Seychelles' capital city 2nd most expensive in Africa for expats - Seychelles News Agency

Seychelles News Agency

Seychelles' capital city 2nd most expensive in Africa for expats
Seychelles News Agency
Angola, the capital of Luanda, was ranked 1st in Africa followed by Seychelles, a group of 115 islands in the western Indian Ocean, according to the survey. N'Djamena in Chad ranked 3rd, while Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo ranked 4th.



UK politically isolated from Europe in Chagos resettlement case, Seychelles' group says - Seychelles News Agency

Seychelles News Agency

UK politically isolated from Europe in Chagos resettlement case, Seychelles' group says
Seychelles News Agency
Residents of the Chagos Islands were removed from their homeland to other nations including Seychelles, Mauritius and the UK by the British government in the 1960s. The communities are still fighting for compensation and resettlement to their original ...



5 Interesting Things about Seychelles - Africa.com

Africa.com

5 Interesting Things about Seychelles
Africa.com
Seychelles is a favorite holiday destination for many people from across the world. However, more often than not, many tend to forget that Seychelles is a part of Africa. As the country marks its Constitution Day and Independence Day later this month ...



Seychelles Puts Climate Change Higher On National Agenda - AllAfrica.com

Seychelles Puts Climate Change Higher On National Agenda
AllAfrica.com
Seychelles is putting climate change issues higher on the national agenda through strengthened cooperation and increased involvement with all partners in the process, a top official said. Earlier this year a two-day session was organised for a ...



Seychelles: Group Preserves Seychelles' Traditional Music With Drum-Filled Performances On Wednesdays - AllAfrica.com

Seychelles: Group Preserves Seychelles' Traditional Music With Drum-Filled Performances On Wednesdays
AllAfrica.com
Visitors who want to experience some of Seychelles' traditional music have the chance to do so on Wednesdays at Beau Vallon on the northern side of Mahe, the main island, during the performance of a local youth group. Every Wednesday during the Bazaar ...

and more »


Brazil's president counterattacks after graft charge - Seychelles News Agency

Seychelles News Agency

Brazil's president counterattacks after graft charge
Seychelles News Agency
Brazilian President Michel Temer gestures during the signing ceremony of the decree that fees differential prices for payment in cash and with credit card at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on June 26, 2017. Temer faces his own crisis with the ...

and more »


Sustainability in the Seychelles - Island Conservation News

Island Conservation News

Sustainability in the Seychelles
Island Conservation News
The North Island of Seychelles (sey-chelz) was the recipient of the National Geographic World Legacy Award for Conserving the Natural World. National Geographic annually collaborates with the international tourism trade fair ITB Berlin to acknowledge ...