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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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....

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....

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....

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 ......

Probably lost a neighbor today....heh

Democratic Underground 06 Feb 2020
... Prince of Blackwater and the infamous meeting in the Seychelles), awarded an AM radio hate merchant who's mocked people with Parkinson's, sang racist songs, spewed misogynistic hate and conspiracy theory after conspiracy theory with the Medal of Freedom on the floor of the House....

Cancer Concern Association elects new committee | 03 February 2020

Nation 03 Feb 2020
Cancer cases are increasing in Seychelles and one of our main roles as CCA is to work with all stakeholders and partners and put more emphasis on the prevention of cancer ... National Assembly, K Radio, National Sports Council, Seychelles Women and Sports Association and the Ministry of Health....

TRNUCMonday13January2020 Truth, Reconciliation and National Unity Commission (TRNUC) Circumstances around death of radio presenter comes ...

Nation 14 Jan 2020
Murder of radio presenter Marjorie Baker. Juan Salamon in case 0123 was accompanied by his sister Myrna Rose-King and aunty Florange Mchan, a former police officer, to the commission to complain about the death of his mother, popular radio presenter at the then Radio Seychelles, Marjorie Baker, who died on the night of September 5, 1986....

Year 2019 news highlights | 31 December 2019

Nation 31 Dec 2019
Two healthy baby girls are born at the Seychelles Hospital, Mont Fleuri ... According to the findings of a study to measure radio frequency (RF) electronic magnetic field (EMF) radiation in Seychelles, there is no evidence which indicates that there are risks of radiation that are harmful to human health from the 25 sites explored in the study....

TRNUC satisfied with first inquiry session | 31 December 2019

Nation 31 Dec 2019
Broadcasting live on Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) radio and television from the start of the first session on September 9, 2019, the commission has heard fifty-one (51) cases among which featured nine (9) repeated cases as some cases continued in the following months including that same for some witnesses and suspects....

Road Safety Week 2019 | 19 November 2019

Nation 19 Nov 2019
The launch ceremony took place at the University of Seychelles, Anse Royale ... The principal secretary also took this time to promote the “do not drink and drive” pledge which is being pushed forward through the engagement of Seychelles Breweries ... manager at Seychelles Breweries....

Travel: Atoll order, but find paradise on earth in the Seychelles

Sunday Post 19 Nov 2019
Before going there, the idea of flying to ......

More witnesses appear before TRNUC | 15 November 2019

Nation 15 Nov 2019
He claimed that his children were also victimised and were not given employment in government, while his sister, Madge Belle, a journalist with the Radio Television Seychelles (RTS), along with two ... He noted that he was only armed when taking over the Seychelles Radio Station....

Study reveals no risk of harm from radio frequency electronic magnetic field | 24 October 2019

Nation 24 Oct 2019
According to the findings of a study to measure radio frequency (RF) electronic magnetic field (EMF) radiation in Seychelles, there is no evidence which indicates that there are risks of radiation that are harmful to human health from the 25 sites explored in the study....