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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International Biodiversity Day 2020 | 22 May 2020

Nation 22 May 2020
... the Seychelles Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust (SeyCCAT), University of Seychelles (UniSey), Marine Conservation Society of Seychelles (MCSS), Seychelles Islands Foundation (SIF) and Nekton have come together to organise activities via social media and radio stations....
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Address by President Danny Faure on the COVID-19 situation – April 14, 2020 | 15 ...

Nation 15 Apr 2020
This is more than the entire population of Seychelles ... Here in Seychelles, our situation is as follows. ... I would like to share with you the words of a young 14-year-old, who told me that listening to the radio and watching the news, she appreciates how Seychelles is focused on containing the spread of COVID-19 in Seychelles....
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Address by President Danny Faure on the COVID-19 situation – April 14, 2020 | 14 ...

Nation 14 Apr 2020
This is more than the entire population of Seychelles ... Here in Seychelles, our situation is as follows. ... I would like to share with you the words of a young 14-year-old, who told me that listening to the radio and watching the news, she appreciates how Seychelles is focused on containing the spread of COVID-19 in Seychelles....
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Quick chat with Bishop Denis Wiehe | 04 April 2020

Nation 04 Apr 2020
Seychelles NATION. In a live press conference with the Family Affairs, it was mentioned that it will work in collaboration with the Seychelles Interfaith Council (Sifco) and non-governmental organisations to help out the community ... Seychelles NATION ... These screenings are on SBC3 and TeleSesel and also on the SBC Radio. Seychelles NATION ... He is risen ... ....
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Truth, Reconciliation and National Unity Commission | 14 March 2020

Nation 14 Mar 2020
He went to school at the Seychelles College up until Form 5 in 1976. He was 18 years old at the time he completed Seychelles College and started work at FEBA at Sans Souci as a newsroom radio operator ... at Aviation Seychelles Limited (ASL) at the Seychelles International Airport....
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President Danny Faure’s address after WHO declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic | 13 March 2020

Nation 13 Mar 2020
President Faure made the announcements in a live broadcast to the people of Seychelles on Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) television and radio stations yesterday evening ...People of Seychelles, our health is our shared responsibility ... “Luckily, until now nobody has tested positive for this virus here in Seychelles....
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TRNUC continues to hear Deltel land acquisition case, three other complainants | 06 March 2020

Nation 06 Mar 2020
... had been dismissed from work at Seychelles Breweries on the national radio ... The radio announcement also stated that the Seychelles National Workers Union agreed with the decision because of the two men’s “irresponsible attitude which is not in the spirit of national development”....
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10 Seychellois journalists on one-week familiarisation trip in India | 26 February 2020

Nation 26 Feb 2020
... Corporation (SBC), Laura Pillay of Seychelles NATION (National Information Services Agency), Rina Dine of State House Press Office, Estelle Chang Thiou and Veronica Maria of Today in Seychelles, Patsy Athanase, freelance journalist/K Radio, and Rita Lawen-Joubert of Telesesel....
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Exclusive interview with Owen Sheers, world renowned author, poet, playwright, radio & TV presenter | ...

Nation 21 Feb 2020
Seychelles is aesthetically and ecologically beautiful’. It is with great excitement that Seychelles welcomes world class author, poet, playwright, radio and TV presenter, Owen Sheers, together with his wife Katherine Sheers – an award-winning artist ... Following is the Seychelles NATION’s exclusive interview with Owen Sheers. Seychelles NATION....
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Truth, Reconciliation and National Unity Commission (TRNUC) | 14 February 2020

Nation 14 Feb 2020
He also claimed that Mr Rene had also asked him to get his wife, Emmy Etienne, who was second in command at the Radio Seychelles, to see him for arrangements of programmes to be broadcast about the coup which did not materialise upon seeing his wife because he (Mr Rene) had realised that his wife was a full democratic supporter....
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TRNUC wraps up this week’s hearing session | 08 February 2020

Nation 08 Feb 2020
Former radio and television broadcaster, Ibrahim Afif, was the last person before the commission in relation to evidence given by Dr Maxime Ferrari regarding the timing of the presence of increased army personnel around the Radio Television Seychelles (RTS) on the day Gerard ......
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