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In a striking speech delivered from deep below the ocean's surface, the Seychelles president has made a global plea for stronger protection of the 'beating blue heart of our planet'.
Sky News will broadcast what it calls a "pioneering series of programmes" entitled Deep Ocean Live, from 300 metres below the waves on the TV news channel.
Former president of Seychelles France-Albert Rene, who seized power in a coup and stayed in power for nearly three decades, died aged 83, state television said.
With deep blue waters, white sand beaches and rich marine life, the tiny island nation of the Seychelles is announcing a pioneering marine conservation plan as part of a debt swap deal with creditors.
Two suspected cases of plague in the Seychelles have tested negative, the government has said, as children returned to schools which had closed as panic swept the island nation last week.
The Seychelles government has ordered schools to close, after the discovery of two suspected cases of plague thought to have been brought from Madagascar where the disease has killed scores.
The Seychelles has decriminalised gay sex, the state news agency says, after lawmakers voted to amend a penal code that meant those convicted of sodomy faced 14 years in jail.
The Indian Ocean archipelago of the Seychelles goes to the polls in the run-off round of a presidential election, with incumbent James Michel facing the first serious challenge to his decade-long rule.
The main islands of the Seychelles have begun voting in a presidential election which sees incumbent James Michel facing his first serious challenge.
The Indian Ocean archipelago of the Seychelles has approved six candidates, including incumbent leader James Michel, to run in presidential polls next month, the election commission says.
A drama in which a submersible made an emergency ascent from 250m below the Indian Ocean was caused by condensation burning out a small motor in the cockpit, the director of the British-led Nekton Mission said.
An unprecedented mission to explore the Indian Ocean and document changes taking place beneath the waves began its research in Seychelles waters.
Seychelles' opposition coalition, which holds a majority in parliament, has said it would not ratify a deal signed with India to build a military base on one of the archipelago's outlying islands.
Six suspected Somali pirates have been transferred to the Seychelles following their arrest for attacks earlier this month off southern Somalia, a Seychelles prisons official has said.
Nigeria has decided to start issuing visas on arrival for all Africans, the African Union has said, in a major step toward the goal of free movement on the continent.
Seychelles' founding president James Mancham, who spent only a year in office before being ousted in a coup, has died aged 77, his nephew and staff say.
Seychelles President James Michel has been sworn back in for a third term on, despite calls from the opposition for a recount.
The Seychelles will go to an unprecedented presidential election runoff after all six candidates in the first round failed to secure a 50% share of the vote, the electoral commission says.
The Seychelles has begun voting in a presidential election with remote islanders the first to cast ballots in a three day process.
Africa's vultures are increasingly the victims of poisoning and poachers, leaving around half the continent's 11 vulture species critically endangered, a top conservation body has warned.
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