Seychelles


'We are running out of excuses, time' - Seychelles president's plea for protection of oceans in underwater speech

2019-04-16 08:09

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 to broadcast live underwater from the Seychelles

2019-03-12 12:42

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.

Ex-president of Seychelles Rene dies

2019-02-27 22:17

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.

Seychelles swaps debt for groundbreaking marine protection

2018-02-23 17:35

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.

Seychelles schools re-open as plague cases test negative

2017-10-19 08:14

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.

Seychelles schools closed over plague fears

2017-10-13 18:49

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.

Seychelles parliament decriminalises gay sex

2016-05-19 17:00

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.

Tight race as Seychelles votes in presidential run-off

2015-12-16 10:25

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.

Seychelles votes in presidential polls

2015-12-05 14:49

The main islands of the Seychelles have begun voting in a presidential election which sees incumbent James Michel facing his first serious challenge.

Seychelles approves 6 candidates for presidential polls

2015-11-12 12:35

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.

 

Ocean mission's emergency ascent caused by motor burning out

2019-03-21 11:42

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.

WATCH: Scientists begin exploring Indian Ocean depths in Seychelles

2019-03-09 15:52

An unprecedented mission to explore the Indian Ocean and document changes taking place beneath the waves began its research in Seychelles waters.

Seychelles opposition to block India military deal

2018-03-20 20:00

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.

Somali pirates caught at sea, transferred to Seychelles

2017-11-23 20:30

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 to start issuing visas on arrival for Africans: AU

2017-10-14 15:01

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' first president Mancham dies

2017-01-08 11:00

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 leader sworn in

2015-12-20 22:32

Seychelles President James Michel has been sworn back in for a third term on, despite calls from the opposition for a recount.

Seychelles heads for an election runoff

2015-12-06 14:00

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.

Seychelles starts voting

2015-12-03 16:49

The Seychelles has begun voting in a presidential election with remote islanders the first to cast ballots in a three day process.

Half of Africa's vultures flying towards extinction

2015-10-29 12:50

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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