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Six Seychellois Students to Participate in Robotics Challenge in U.S. Capital

Six Seychellois Students to Participate in Robotics Challenge in U.S. Capital

Six secondary students from Seychelles will participate in an international robotics challenge in Washington D.C. in July. A robot kit was handed over recently to the team in Seychelles, a group of 115 islands in the western Indian Ocean, by the International First Committee Association through the local National Institute for Science, Technology and Innovation […]

UAE Arranged Secret Meeting in Seychelles to Establish Trump-Putin Back Channel: Full Report on AfricaMetro

UAE Arranged Secret Meeting in Seychelles to Establish Trump-Putin Back Channel: Full Report on AfricaMetro

Prior to inauguration in January, founder of Blackwater and prominent Trump supporter met with an unidentified confidant of Putin.Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater, met with an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin in January in what appears to be an attempt to set up a back channel between Moscow and then US President-elect Donald […]

Seychelles to Issue Blue Bonds Worth U.S.$15 Million to Benefit Fisheries Industry

Seychelles to Issue Blue Bonds Worth U.S.$15 Million to Benefit Fisheries Industry

The government of Seychelles plans to issue a blue bond valued at $15 million over 10 years with guarantees from the World Bank and the Global Environment Facility to support the transition to sustainable fisheries. The Seychelles blue bond project, which was one of three projects selected to be presented at The Economist World Ocean […]

Somalia a Great Example to Rest of Africa

Somalia a Great Example to Rest of Africa

As Somalia’s president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, popularly known as “Farmajo”, prepares to be sworn into office on Wednesday, his ascent to power evokes positive events in Africa in the last two years. Particularly encouraging is the fact that Mohamed managed to beat his incumbent Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud who had served one term only. The latter […]

Seychelles: Politician Allowed to Manipulate Courts to Suit His Ends

Seychelles: Politician Allowed to Manipulate Courts to Suit His Ends

Never have I read an Appeal Court judgment trouncing a judge’s actions in such stringent terms – the decision took my breath away. It was delivered by the normally temperate Appeal Court of the Seychelles in their most recent batch of judgments, and concerned a spate of decisions made by a respected senior Supreme Court […]

Ethiopia Invites Seychelles to Invest in Its Tourism Industry

Ethiopia Invites Seychelles to Invest in Its Tourism Industry

The Ethiopian Prime Minister, Mr Haile Mariam Desalegn, has invited business interests in Seychelles to invest in Ethiopia, particularly in that country’s tourism industry given Seychelles’ wealth of know-how in that field. The Ethiopian premier expressed this wish during a bilateral meeting with Seychelles President, Mr Danny Faure, who was in Ethiopia to attend the […]

Humans are destroying the world; wildlife populations plunge 60% in just two generations

Humans are destroying the world; wildlife populations plunge 60% in just two generations

When you take a look at the Earth as a whole, people are responsible for the vast majority of its problems. From all of the pollution, to the terrorism and destruction, human beings do not treat our planet with the respect that it deserves. While it is easy to pass off these issues as not […]

President Danny Faure Affirmed Closer Relationship With Civil Society

President Danny Faure Affirmed Closer Relationship With Civil Society

President Danny Faure met with the chairman and members of the Citizen Engagement Platform Seychelles (CEPS), at State House yesterday. As he welcomed them to State House, the President noted the close working relationship he had with CEPS in his previous capacity as Vice President and how he value the work that the Non-Governmental Organization […]

Will the Seychellois Co-Habit or Mutually Destruct?

Will the Seychellois Co-Habit or Mutually Destruct?

While Africa’s attention was focused on election-rigging in Gabon and Zambia, on the mainland, a rather rare victory for democracy on a tiny speck of land in the middle of the Indian Ocean – 1 800 km due east of Mombasa – went barely noticed. In Seychelles, 62 939 of the idyllic island’s 71 932 […]

Opposition Wins Seychelles Parliamentary Elections

Opposition Wins Seychelles Parliamentary Elections

The people of Seychelles voted peacefully in a historic parliamentary election on 8-10 September that saw an opposition coalition – for the first time in the history of the island nation – winning the majority seats in parliament. According to final results released by the Electoral Commission of Seychelles (ECS), the Linyon Demokratik Seselwa (LDS) […]

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