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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.

SA team completes R5bn Seychelles project

2014-10-28 10:24

The opening of a new hotel on Eden Island in the Seychelles marks the culmination of a R5bn project which was almost entirely developed by South Africans.

Rare Seychelles snail found alive

2014-09-08 21:27

A Seychelles snail once thought to have been among the first species to go extinct because of climate change, has reappeared in the wild.

Seychelles economy to grow 3.7% - IMF

2014-03-11 19:49

The Seychelles economy will grow by 3.7% in 2014 following 3.5% growth last year, the International Monetary Fund says.

 

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.

Seychelles calls on world to wake up

2015-03-16 16:38

The president of the Seychelles has called on the international community to "wake up" to climate change after a massive tropical cyclone devastated the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu.

Seychelles fears foreign bird invader

2014-10-17 07:40

It was just a feather: But in the Seychelles, the discovery of parakeet plumage has put environmentalists in a flutter, with a foreign invading bird threatening the national parrot.

Emirates to operate double daily services to the Seychelles

2014-05-13 13:15

Emirates Airlines has announced it will step up its operations to the Seychelles by increasing services to double daily later this year.

Cape Town tops prestigious NY Times travel list for 2014

2014-01-10 23:16

One of the most anticipated travel lists has just been announced - and Cape Town is the top place to go in 2014.

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