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HIV Transmissions Seen Increasing Among Syringe-Using Drug Users

HIV Transmissions Seen Increasing Among Syringe-Using Drug Users

The way HIV is transmitted is changing in Seychelles from a sexually transmitted virus to one passed on among drug users, an official at the Ministry of Health said. “Before, we considered HIV to be transmitted mainly between men and women. For the past five years, we have found that this is no longer the […]

Up Close With Best Male Artist From the Seychelles’ Cable Tune Award

Up Close With Best Male Artist From the Seychelles’ Cable Tune Award

Known as Jahrimba on the Seychelles’ musical scene, Richard Marimba started singing when still in primary school. Hailing from La Misere, the 39-year-old was awarded the Best Male Artist in the Cable Tune award ceremony held last month at the Katiolo discotheque at Anse Faure on the southeastern side of the main island, Mahe. SNA […]

Who Will Be Crowned Miss Seychelles 2017?

Who Will Be Crowned Miss Seychelles 2017?

The countdown has started for the next Miss Seychelles with the unveiling of the 14 contestants. Ten of the girls were officially introduced last week in a short ceremony at the International Conference Centre of Seychelles (ICCS) and the remaining four during the weekend. The contestants — aged from 17- 25 — are Keisha Pereira, […]

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 […]

Visa-free African Union Diplomatic Passport Launched: Everything you need to know about it and how to get it

Visa-free African Union Diplomatic Passport Launched: Everything you need to know about it and how to get it

It’s official—the African Union has launched its continental e-passport program Sunday as part of the opening ceremony of the 27th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union in Kigali, Rwanda. But unless you’re Rwandan President Paul Kagame or Chadian President Idriss Eby, who are already carrying their fancy-looking red and gold document, an […]

Justice Melchior Vidot Sworn in As Judge of the Supreme Court of Seychelles

Justice Melchior Vidot Sworn in As Judge of the Supreme Court of Seychelles

President James Michel presided over the swearing-in ceremony of Mr. Melchior Vidot whose nomination as Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court was recommended by the Constitutional Appointments Authority in May. Judge Vidot took the Oaths of Allegiance and the Judicial Oath before the President and in the presence of the Vice-President, the Speaker of the […]

Names of 110 Nigerians Linked to Panama Papers Released

Names of 110 Nigerians Linked to Panama Papers Released

At least 110 Nigerian individuals and companies have so far been identified in the leaked internal data of Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonsecca, as operators of offshore shell companies in tax havens. Prominent among the new names being revealed today, in addition to the several that were published in the past one month, are the […]

African Countries Discuss Proper Ways to Support Migrants

African Countries Discuss Proper Ways to Support Migrants

There should be relevant mechanisms for the protection of migrants in countries in crisis, officials said yesterday. The remarks were made during a consultative meeting on migrants in crisis in Eastern and Southern Africa, in Bugesera District. Bayani V. Mangibin, Ambassador of Philippine to East Africa, based in Kenya, who spoke on behalf of Migrants […]

Leonardo DiCaprio Donates U.S.$1 Million to Seychelles

Leonardo DiCaprio Donates U.S.$1 Million to Seychelles

The American actor Leonardo DiCaprio, an increasingly active environmentalist, is donating $1 million to the Seychelles for the island nation’s climate change adaption fund, the environment minister said this week. The money is the first installment of a $5 million grant that several organizations will be giving the small island state in February that will […]

Seychelles Is ‘Country Destination of the Year’ Says UK’s Luxury Travel Guide

Seychelles Is ‘Country Destination of the Year’ Says UK’s Luxury Travel Guide

Seychelles has been voted ‘Country Destination of the Year’ by a UK-based publication – the Luxury Travel Guide – which offers luxury travel and lifestyle information. The award certificate was presented to the island nation’s Tourism and Culture Minister Alain St Ange, at the World Travel Market, taking place in London. The Luxury Travel Guide […]

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