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.


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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Renowned singer Despilly Williams rewarded by President Ramkalawan on 77th birthday |22 September 2021

Nation 22 Sep 2021
Mr Williams was the first singer to record songs in Creole at the Radio Seychelles in 1966. “The president congratulated me for being the first singer to sing in Creole on the Seychelles radio in 1966 and I recounted to him I was beaten for singing in English back then ‒ a guy punched me under my chin and I will never forget....

TRNUC hears two complainants in 200th session   |16 September 2021

Nation 16 Sep 2021
He said they were arrested by the militia, just a few metres away from their home, and were escorted all the way down to the Radio Seychelles at Union Vale, where they spent the night in his grandfather’s car, before getting permission to leave the next morning....

Paradise FM Chart Attack   ‘Nou ti Anmoure’ makes it to number one |14 September 2021

Nation 14 Sep 2021
‘Nou ti Anmoure’ by Colvin Beaudoin ft Mikhail is the number one song for the first time on the Paradise FM Chart Attack for the week ending September 12 ... The song was in sixth position the week before ... The show is hosted by Collin ‘Oriji’ Aglaé every Sunday from 10am to 1pm on Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) Paradise FM radio ... ....

Paradise FM Chart Attack |06 September 2021

Nation 06 Sep 2021
‘Plis ki Plis’ returns on top. Once again fans of Travis voted for their favourite song ‘Plis ki Plis’ to make it top the chart once more last week after being relegated to number two the previous week ... The show is hosted by Collin ‘Oriji’ Aglaé every Sunday from 10am to 1pm on Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) Paradise FM radio ... ....

Paradise FM Chart Attack |23 August 2021

Nation 23 Aug 2021
‘Leson’ stays top, but Travis still going strong with one of two new entries ... The top spot last week went to Daniel and Auspicious with ‘Leson’, for its second week on top ... The show is hosted by Collin ‘Oriji’ Aglaé every Sunday from 10am to 1pm on Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) Paradise FM radio ... Compiled by Laura Pillay. ....

Agency roundup: Scriba PR; The Lucre Group; Spike; and more

The Business Desk 06 Aug 2021
X Register for free to receive latest news stories direct to your inbox. Register ... Scriba’s founder, Katie Mallinson, said ... ... .... She is also the author of several travel guide books and an award-winning radio broadcaster who launched the first FM music radio in Seychelles, where she lived for 11 years. She said ... ....  . Previous Article ... ....

Truth, Reconciliation and National Unity Commission – Hearing number 188 More evidence surfaces on the ...

Nation 03 Aug 2021
Mr Pillay said it was at 6pm with the opening of Radio Seychelles station that requests and messages were sent by the rebels, asking him and fellow lieutenant Roy Bristol to report to the UVC, and according to him, the soldiers wanted him and Mr Bristol to join them....

TRNUC hears evidence related to two deaths |27 July 2021

Nation 27 Jul 2021
Former police official Etienne Antoine gives evidence in Case 0123 Juan Solaman ... “There were about three of us, and when we got there, his mum opened the door. We told her that we came for Douglas as he is wanted in a police case ... At the time of her sad demise, Baker was a mother of three and in charge of Seychelles' only radio station ... Laura Pillay ....

Takamaka Rum teams up with PURE FM to host country’s first radio only live concert ...

Nation 10 Jul 2021
Takamaka Rum has teamed up with PURE 90.6 FM radio to host Seychelles’ first ever ‘Radio Only Live Concert... milestones and with large public events still not permitted – working with PURE 90.6 FM are hosting Seychelles first ever Radio Only Live Concert,” says the press release....

Chat with Seychellois author Audrey Lavigne |02 July 2021

Nation 02 Jul 2021
‘I want to share and promote the beauty of Seychelles to the world’ ... Seychelles NATION ... When I was a teenager, I used to write short stories and poems, and one of my stories was told out loud on the Seychelles radio when I was 12, and I wish that one day I could hear it again so that I can turn it into a book, because sadly I have lost it....

Former chief editor and director Rene Morel |28 June 2021

Nation 28 Jun 2021
Seychelles NATION is a good source for facts, a credible source of history’ ... Seychelles NATION ... The colonial information services’ main functions were the publication of the bulletin and operation of the radio station, with the late Antonio Beaudoin and Gilbert Confait as the Seychellois pillars of the newspaper and Radio Seychelles....

45th anniversary of Seychelles NATION ‒ A reflection by Ibrahim Afif |28 June 2021

Nation 28 Jun 2021
I had obtained an interim posting at Radio Seychelles in 1974 as a trainee producer after completing A-levels at Seychelles College and while awaiting the award of a scholarship for overseas study ... In the late 1970s, Patrick Mathiot (he prefers to spell it as Pat Matyot) joined Radio Seychelles straight from school....

How Seychelles NATION was born |28 June 2021

Nation 28 Jun 2021
Computer technology was quite far away when the first edition of Seychelles’ national newspaper ‒ NATION then Seychelles NATION ‒ rolled off the print presses ... History of the Seychelles NATION newspaper ... There were very few newspaper reporters with most of the staff being with Radio Seychelles which was in the same building at the time at Union Vale....