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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Behind the Mic with Jimmy Elizabeth |28 November 2022

Nation 28 Nov 2022
With almost 35 years of experience working at the local radio station, Jimmy Elizabeth is no doubt one of the most resourceful persons at the radio ... Seychelles Nation ... It was my responsibility at that time to ensure the provision of all music that was played on the Seychellesradio ... That time the radio station was still at Union Vale....
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Budgets for Mayor’s Office, SBC, Public Service Bureau scrutinised by Assembly members |23 November 2022

Nation 23 Nov 2022
The proposed budget allocations for next year for several more entities including that for the Mayor’s Office, Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation and Public Service Bureau were yesterday scrutinised and approved by National Assembly members ... Seychelles National Institute of Culture, Heritage and the Arts ‒ R137.678 million....
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Behind the Mic with Carole Nicette ‒ radio producer/presenter |21 November 2022

Nation 21 Nov 2022
‘You cannot allow your emotions to come out when speaking on the radio’. Having worked for 10 years with Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation’s Radyo Sesel, Carol Nicette is a catchy and well-known voice on the AM station with her popular shows ... Seychelles NATION. How did your interest in radio start? ... Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION....

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