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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Auspitious’ journey to success |17 February 2024

Nation 17 Feb 2024
Aaron Arokeum, well known as Auspitious, has made a name for himself in the Seychelles music industry ... In an interview with Seychelles NATION newspaper, Auspitious said he was not able to attend the Cable Tunes Award but thanked the organisers for recognising him ... He also got the chance to promote his music on national television and radios....
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World Radio Day 2024: |14 February 2024

Nation 14 Feb 2024
... of radio. This year, the celebration takes on a special resonance as the theme ‘Radio ... In Seychelles, from its humble beginnings in the studios of Union Vale to the global phenomenon it is today, radio stands as a monument to human ingenuity and the enduring power of voice....
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