Seychelles

Coordinates: 4°35′S 55°40′E / 4.583°S 55.667°E / -4.583; 55.667

Seychelles (i/sˈʃɛlz/ say-SHELZ; French: [sɛʃɛl]), officially the Republic of Seychelles (French: République des Seychelles; Creole: Repiblik Sesel), is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The 115-island country, whose capital is Victoria, lies 1,500 kilometres (932 mi) east of mainland East Africa. Other nearby island countries and territories include Comoros, Mayotte, Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius to the south.

Seychelles, with a population of 90,024, has the smallest population of any independent African state; however, it does have a larger population than the UK overseas territory Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.

History

The Seychelles were uninhabited throughout most of recorded history. Some scholars assume that Austronesian seafarers and later Maldivian and Arab traders were the first to visit the uninhabited Seychelles. The earliest recorded sighting by Europeans took place in 1502 by the Portuguese Admiral Vasco da Gama, who passed through the Amirantes and named them after himself (islands of the Admiral). The earliest recorded landing was in January 1609, by the crew of the "Ascension" under Captain Sharpeigh during the fourth voyage of the British East India Company.

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Truth, Reconciliation and National Unity Commission – Hearing Number 132 | 27 November 2020

Nation 27 Nov 2020
Once at the Anse Royale hospital, the doctor on duty referred him directly to the Seychelles Hospital due to the severity of his injuries ... Once there, he was given the responsibility of a group of recruits and asked to take position at Radio Seychelles, which was just below the Union Vale Army Camp (UVC)....
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Truth, Reconciliation and National Unity Commission – Hearing Number 127 | 25 November 2020

Nation 25 Nov 2020
... by Albert Napier in relation to unfair dismissal by the Seychelles Breweries on August 31, 1978 ... He asked a friend who worked at the Radio Television Seychelles (RTS) at that time to interview them so that the people would know what was really going on, but he refused to do so....
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The Truth, Reconciliation and National Unity Commission (TRNUC) | 17 November 2020

Nation 17 Nov 2020
Before talking about the Seychelles-French relations at the time of the coup, Dr Ferrari took time to shed some light on some issues before the commission, especially on the murder of Marjorie Baker, the radio presenter who was killed on the night of September 5, 1986 at Glacis....
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Seasoned journalist John Lablache passes away | 16 November 2020

Nation 16 Nov 2020
He studied at Seychelles College and took up journalism in 1977 joining the government information services Radio News of Radio Seychelles ... He later moved to the Seychelles NATION newspaper, then the country’s only publication. He left the Central Information Services, the then publisher of the Seychelles NATION newspaper, in 1992....
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Truth, Reconciliation and National Unity Commission – Hearing Number 120 | 11 November 2020

Nation 11 Nov 2020
Case 0147. Gerry Sopha ... Case 107 ... In his second appearance yesterday, following his first sitting on Monday, complainant Norcy Dick began his account with some information regarding Case 0123 filed by Juan Salaman, regarding the death of Marjorie Baker, the popular radio presenter at the then Radio Seychelles, on the night of September 5, 1986 ... ....

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