Seychelles

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

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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.

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

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How to fly business class to the Seychelles for £1,138 return - The IndependentHow to fly business class to the Seychelles for £1,138 return  The Independent

Paradise found: incredible and rare encounters to enjoy in the Seychelles - The NationalParadise found: incredible and rare encounters to enjoy in the Seychelles  The National

President of Seychelles examines how to improve nation's fundamentals further in UK meeting - Seychelles News AgencyPresident of Seychelles examines how to improve nation's fundamentals further in UK meeting  Seychelles News Agency

Madhuri Dixit Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Seychelles with ‘Forever Soulmate’ Shriram Nene - News18Madhuri Dixit Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Seychelles with ‘Forever Soulmate’ Shriram Nene  News18

Increased business expected between Indian Ocean nations Reunion and Seychelles after new agreement - Seychelles News AgencyIncreased business expected between Indian Ocean nations Reunion and Seychelles after new agreement  Seychelles News Agency

Conservation finance: Seychelles' troubled waters - Euromoney magazineConservation finance: Seychelles' troubled waters  Euromoney magazine

7 things to do in Seychelles this summer - IOL7 things to do in Seychelles this summer  IOL

Madhuri Dixit shares pictures from her vacation in Seychelles with her husband and kids - Times of IndiaMadhuri Dixit shares pictures from her vacation in Seychelles with her husband and kids  Times of India

Seychelles ranks 3rd in Africa for internet penetration, is pushing for more connectivity - Seychelles News AgencySeychelles ranks 3rd in Africa for internet penetration, is pushing for more connectivity  Seychelles News Agency

First day of working visit to the UK - Office of the President of the Republic of SeychellesFirst day of working visit to the UK  Office of the President of the Republic of Seychelles

Seychelles surprises: More than just powdery beaches and crystal clear waters - The Straits TimesSeychelles surprises: More than just powdery beaches and crystal clear waters  The Straits Times

First in Seychelles: Female ship officer sets sights on making captain - Seychelles News AgencyFirst in Seychelles: Female ship officer sets sights on making captain  Seychelles News Agency

Seychelles' drug problem threatens the success of its blue economy - Euromoney magazineSeychelles' drug problem threatens the success of its blue economy  Euromoney magazine

South Africa's U-17 women thrash Seychelles by record 28-0 - BBC NewsSouth Africa's U-17 women thrash Seychelles by record 28-0  BBC News

Climate change-induced flooding forces seawall in Seychelles to be rebuilt - Seychelles News AgencyClimate change-induced flooding forces seawall in Seychelles to be rebuilt  Seychelles News Agency

President of Seychelles travels to UK to chair preparatory Indian Ocean Summit meeting, then goes to Africa reunion in Russia - Seychelles News AgencyPresident of Seychelles travels to UK to chair preparatory Indian Ocean Summit meeting, then goes to Africa reunion in Russia  Seychelles News Agency

6 designers from South Africa who will be featured at Seychelles Fashion Week - Seychelles News Agency6 designers from South Africa who will be featured at Seychelles Fashion Week  Seychelles News Agency

New Serbian ambassador to Seychelles offers scholarships to study in his homeland - Seychelles News AgencyNew Serbian ambassador to Seychelles offers scholarships to study in his homeland  Seychelles News Agency

Britain asks EU for Brexit delay, EU leaders to decide - Seychelles News AgencyBritain asks EU for Brexit delay, EU leaders to decide  Seychelles News Agency

Paintings, books, and a football: Gifts to president of Seychelles in his third year go on display - Seychelles News AgencyPaintings, books, and a football: Gifts to president of Seychelles in his third year go on display  Seychelles News Agency

Leader of Lalyans Seselwa, a potential presidential candidate, returns to Seychelles after surgery abroad - Seychelles News AgencyLeader of Lalyans Seselwa, a potential presidential candidate, returns to Seychelles after surgery abroad  Seychelles News Agency

National census to assess endangered species in Seychelles - Seychelles News AgencyNational census to assess endangered species in Seychelles  Seychelles News Agency

Sundowns thrash Cote of Seychelles in Champions League - IOLSundowns thrash Cote of Seychelles in Champions League  IOL

Industrial aquaculture begins in Seychelles as broodstock, acclimation and quarantine facility opens - Seychelles News AgencyIndustrial aquaculture begins in Seychelles as broodstock, acclimation and quarantine facility opens  Seychelles News Agency

Four Seasons at the Seychelles: A force of nature - Spear's WMSFour Seasons at the Seychelles: A force of nature  Spear's WMS

Seychelles' Truth and Reconciliation commission opens second session; will hear 23 cases - Seychelles News AgencySeychelles' Truth and Reconciliation commission opens second session; will hear 23 cases  Seychelles News Agency

8 buildings that have changed the face of Seychelles' capital, Victoria - Seychelles News Agency8 buildings that have changed the face of Seychelles' capital, Victoria  Seychelles News Agency

Barclays Bank Seychelles to begin blue-to-red transformation into Absa - Seychelles News AgencyBarclays Bank Seychelles to begin blue-to-red transformation into Absa  Seychelles News Agency

New waterfront garden in Seychelles' capital a place for live entertainment, visual artists - Seychelles News AgencyNew waterfront garden in Seychelles' capital a place for live entertainment, visual artists  Seychelles News Agency

Seychelles: Climate Change-Induced Flooding Forces Seawall in Seychelles to Be Rebuilt - AllAfrica.comSeychelles: Climate Change-Induced Flooding Forces Seawall in Seychelles to Be Rebuilt  AllAfrica.com

Lebanese prime minister paid $16 million to South African bikini model over Seychelles 'affair' - The TelegraphLebanese prime minister paid $16 million to South African bikini model over Seychelles 'affair'  The Telegraph

IMF members put off voting change; agree to boost lending capacity - Seychelles News AgencyIMF members put off voting change; agree to boost lending capacity  Seychelles News Agency

Italian cruise ship to make port call in Seychelles on Oct. 20, first of 50 expected this season - Seychelles News AgencyItalian cruise ship to make port call in Seychelles on Oct. 20, first of 50 expected this season  Seychelles News Agency

Africa's female Chief Justices: Sudan, Ethiopia, Zambia, Lesotho, Seychelles - Africanews EnglishAfrica's female Chief Justices: Sudan, Ethiopia, Zambia, Lesotho, Seychelles  Africanews English

6 facts about Seychelles reveal how Napoleon and Marie-Antoinette are linked to the islands - Seychelles News Agency6 facts about Seychelles reveal how Napoleon and Marie-Antoinette are linked to the islands  Seychelles News Agency

Seychelles to open diplomatic mission in neighbouring Mauritius for first time - Seychelles News AgencySeychelles to open diplomatic mission in neighbouring Mauritius for first time  Seychelles News Agency

When last place is an honour: World traveller chooses Seychelles as global tour's final stop - Seychelles News AgencyWhen last place is an honour: World traveller chooses Seychelles as global tour's final stop  Seychelles News Agency

Seychelles' L'Union Estate on La Digue to host Creole Festival's fashion show for the first time - Seychelles News AgencySeychelles' L'Union Estate on La Digue to host Creole Festival's fashion show for the first time  Seychelles News Agency

New policy for foreign workers in Seychelles shared with National Assembly - Seychelles News AgencyNew policy for foreign workers in Seychelles shared with National Assembly  Seychelles News Agency

New EU Ambassador to Seychelles accredited - News - Office of the President of the Republic of SeychellesNew EU Ambassador to Seychelles accredited - News  Office of the President of the Republic of Seychelles

Seychelles Revenue Commission confirms receiving requests about French offshore entities - Seychelles News AgencySeychelles Revenue Commission confirms receiving requests about French offshore entities  Seychelles News Agency

European, Japanese experts studying how Seychelles can improve waste management practices - Seychelles News AgencyEuropean, Japanese experts studying how Seychelles can improve waste management practices  Seychelles News Agency

Second round of Seychelles-EU fisheries talks said to make progress - Seychelles News AgencySecond round of Seychelles-EU fisheries talks said to make progress  Seychelles News Agency

Seychelles hosting Indian Ocean mayors for annual general assembly - Seychelles News AgencySeychelles hosting Indian Ocean mayors for annual general assembly  Seychelles News Agency

Residents protest in Seychelles over compensation payment from 2010 palace construction - Seychelles News AgencyResidents protest in Seychelles over compensation payment from 2010 palace construction  Seychelles News Agency

Barclays Bank Seychelles transitioning from blue to red as part of its Absa Group make-over - Seychelles News AgencyBarclays Bank Seychelles transitioning from blue to red as part of its Absa Group make-over  Seychelles News Agency

Seychellois model strides across American catwalks in another overseas modelling success - Seychelles News AgencySeychellois model strides across American catwalks in another overseas modelling success  Seychelles News Agency

Courtesy Call by the Ambassador of the State of Kuwait to Seychelles - Office of the President of the Republic of SeychellesCourtesy Call by the Ambassador of the State of Kuwait to Seychelles  Office of the President of the Republic of Seychelles

US official: Seychelles must improve off-shore banking to deter terrorist, drug money - Seychelles News AgencyUS official: Seychelles must improve off-shore banking to deter terrorist, drug money  Seychelles News Agency

Seychelles Stock Exchange Issues Tokenized IPO - Crypto BriefingSeychelles Stock Exchange Issues Tokenized IPO  Crypto Briefing

Seychelles' National Assembly approves reopening compensation negotiation after 2010 water pollution - Seychelles News AgencySeychelles' National Assembly approves reopening compensation negotiation after 2010 water pollution  Seychelles News Agency

High-speed patrol boats among items Seychelles will receive from $ 7 million grant from Japan - Seychelles News AgencyHigh-speed patrol boats among items Seychelles will receive from $ 7 million grant from Japan  Seychelles News Agency

Seychelles takes step toward joining regional intellectual property body - Seychelles News AgencySeychelles takes step toward joining regional intellectual property body  Seychelles News Agency

4 Seychellois designers eager to break through at Seychelles Fashion Week - Seychelles News Agency4 Seychellois designers eager to break through at Seychelles Fashion Week  Seychelles News Agency

Seychelles finalising report to help it track -- and attain -- Sustainable Development Goals - Seychelles News AgencySeychelles finalising report to help it track -- and attain -- Sustainable Development Goals  Seychelles News Agency

SPORT: Downs score 16 goals against Seychelles team - Rekord EastSPORT: Downs score 16 goals against Seychelles team  Rekord East

Entries wanted: Seychelles opens quest to name a national costume - Seychelles News AgencyEntries wanted: Seychelles opens quest to name a national costume  Seychelles News Agency

President visits various institutions on Praslin - News - Office of the President of the Republic of SeychellesPresident visits various institutions on Praslin - News  Office of the President of the Republic of Seychelles

Madhuri Dixit enjoys romantic vacation with husband Dr. Nene in Seychelles - Mid-dayMadhuri Dixit enjoys romantic vacation with husband Dr. Nene in Seychelles  Mid-day

President of Seychelles travelling to UN General Assembly in New York, where climate is a hot topic - Seychelles News AgencyPresident of Seychelles travelling to UN General Assembly in New York, where climate is a hot topic  Seychelles News Agency

Chagossian community to visit their home islands in November - Seychelles News AgencyChagossian community to visit their home islands in November  Seychelles News Agency

Climate Action Summit 2019: Seychelles' commits to Nationally Determined Contribution to the Paris Agreement - Office of the President of the Republic of SeychellesClimate Action Summit 2019: Seychelles' commits to Nationally Determined Contribution to the Paris Agreement  Office of the President of the Republic of Seychelles

Fresher, more flowery scent to be unveiled by Seychellois perfume maker - Seychelles News AgencyFresher, more flowery scent to be unveiled by Seychellois perfume maker  Seychelles News Agency

Mozambique election to test fragile peace - Seychelles News AgencyMozambique election to test fragile peace  Seychelles News Agency

First 'Brave the Shave' event in Seychelles raising funds for cancer centre - Seychelles News AgencyFirst 'Brave the Shave' event in Seychelles raising funds for cancer centre  Seychelles News Agency

Thomas Cook's demise keeps Seychelles' tourism officials wary, but no major effects expected - Seychelles News AgencyThomas Cook's demise keeps Seychelles' tourism officials wary, but no major effects expected  Seychelles News Agency

Syria Kurds defend key town as Turkey ignores US - Seychelles News AgencySyria Kurds defend key town as Turkey ignores US  Seychelles News Agency

Piloted regional councils in Seychelles criticised in survey - Seychelles News AgencyPiloted regional councils in Seychelles criticised in survey  Seychelles News Agency

President of Seychelles thanks Waitt Foundation for $ 750000 in grants for sustainable marine activities - Seychelles News AgencyPresident of Seychelles thanks Waitt Foundation for $ 750000 in grants for sustainable marine activities  Seychelles News Agency

Seychellois will soon have access to information, vice president says - Seychelles News AgencySeychellois will soon have access to information, vice president says  Seychelles News Agency

Seychelles' President calls for the world to take action on climate change, protect the environment - Seychelles News AgencySeychelles' President calls for the world to take action on climate change, protect the environment  Seychelles News Agency

Seychelles at the UN: Young people will play crucial role in climate change fight - Seychelles News AgencySeychelles at the UN: Young people will play crucial role in climate change fight  Seychelles News Agency

Number of China's ultra-wealthy dwindles in 2019 - Seychelles News AgencyNumber of China's ultra-wealthy dwindles in 2019  Seychelles News Agency

Turkey, US agree on Syria ceasefire to force Kurdish fighters' withdrawal - Seychelles News AgencyTurkey, US agree on Syria ceasefire to force Kurdish fighters' withdrawal  Seychelles News Agency

UN Climate Summit: Seychelles joins country coalition aiming to protect 30 percent of Earth - Seychelles News AgencyUN Climate Summit: Seychelles joins country coalition aiming to protect 30 percent of Earth  Seychelles News Agency

UN ends Haiti peacekeeping operations, urges end to crisis - Seychelles News AgencyUN ends Haiti peacekeeping operations, urges end to crisis  Seychelles News Agency

Central Bank of Seychelles lowers key rate to 5 percent, signaling possible lower mortgage rates - Seychelles News AgencyCentral Bank of Seychelles lowers key rate to 5 percent, signaling possible lower mortgage rates  Seychelles News Agency

Seychelles' Fregate Island makes CNN Travel's Top 10 most beautiful islands - Seychelles News AgencySeychelles' Fregate Island makes CNN Travel's Top 10 most beautiful islands  Seychelles News Agency

Britain, EU enter make-or-break Brexit week - Seychelles News AgencyBritain, EU enter make-or-break Brexit week  Seychelles News Agency

Seychelle Reports Operations Summary for the Fiscal Quarter and Six Months ended August 31, 2019 - Business WireSeychelle Reports Operations Summary for the Fiscal Quarter and Six Months ended August 31, 2019  Business Wire

View: African islands in the Indian Ocean- Looking beyond Delhi’s strategic blindness - Economic TimesView: African islands in the Indian Ocean- Looking beyond Delhi’s strategic blindness  Economic Times

Security tight as Afghans head to presidential polls - Seychelles News AgencySecurity tight as Afghans head to presidential polls  Seychelles News Agency

Seychelles: European, Japanese Experts Studying How Seychelles Can Improve Waste Management Practices - AllAfrica.comSeychelles: European, Japanese Experts Studying How Seychelles Can Improve Waste Management Practices  AllAfrica.com

Pope to elevate British convert Newman to sainthood - Seychelles News AgencyPope to elevate British convert Newman to sainthood  Seychelles News Agency

Seychelles joins High Ambition Coalition (HAC) for Nature and People - Office of the President of the Republic of SeychellesSeychelles joins High Ambition Coalition (HAC) for Nature and People  Office of the President of the Republic of Seychelles

One dead as Typhoon Hagibis takes aim at Japan - Seychelles News AgencyOne dead as Typhoon Hagibis takes aim at Japan  Seychelles News Agency

EU removes Switzerland, UAE from tax-haven list - Seychelles News AgencyEU removes Switzerland, UAE from tax-haven list  Seychelles News Agency

Seychelles President Faure joins other world leaders at the 2019 UN General Assembly Debate - Office of the President of the Republic of SeychellesSeychelles President Faure joins other world leaders at the 2019 UN General Assembly Debate  Office of the President of the Republic of Seychelles

Commonwealth targets climate change with regeneration projects - Seychelles News AgencyCommonwealth targets climate change with regeneration projects  Seychelles News Agency

Nigeria's Buhari unveils record budget - Seychelles News AgencyNigeria's Buhari unveils record budget  Seychelles News Agency

Ecuador protesters break into Congress - Seychelles News AgencyEcuador protesters break into Congress  Seychelles News Agency

UK completes Thomas Cook repatriation of passengers - Seychelles News AgencyUK completes Thomas Cook repatriation of passengers  Seychelles News Agency

Oil, Iran top agenda as Putin visits Saudi Arabia - Seychelles News AgencyOil, Iran top agenda as Putin visits Saudi Arabia  Seychelles News Agency

Turkey launches ground offensive against Kurdish forces in Syria - Seychelles News AgencyTurkey launches ground offensive against Kurdish forces in Syria  Seychelles News Agency

Sri Lanka faces costliest election, longest ballot paper - Seychelles News AgencySri Lanka faces costliest election, longest ballot paper  Seychelles News Agency

Air Seychelles chooses Sri Lankan firm to maintain new Airbus A320neo - Seychelles News AgencyAir Seychelles chooses Sri Lankan firm to maintain new Airbus A320neo  Seychelles News Agency

Zimbabwe furious over US diamond ban - Seychelles News AgencyZimbabwe furious over US diamond ban  Seychelles News Agency

'Moment of truth' at key UN climate summit - Seychelles News Agency'Moment of truth' at key UN climate summit  Seychelles News Agency

UN chief hopes to maintain 'momentum' in Western Sahara talks - Seychelles News AgencyUN chief hopes to maintain 'momentum' in Western Sahara talks  Seychelles News Agency

Explained: Why ‘Vanilla Islands’ In South West Indian Ocean Are Important For India - SwarajyaExplained: Why ‘Vanilla Islands’ In South West Indian Ocean Are Important For India  Swarajya