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(FILES) In this file picture taken on October 15, 1989 anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada (R) is embraced as he arrives home in Lenasia, following his release from prison.
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has continued the development of its jet fleet by taking delivery of its second Airbus A330 aircraft today.
Trade and investment, tourism, and institutional reforms are the main areas that the newly accredited Rwandan High Commissioner to Seychelles hopes to work on. High Commissioner Eugene Kayihura presented his letter of accreditation to the Seychelles' ...
A general view shows empty streets in the town of Ayr in far north Queensland as cyclone Debbie approaches on March 28, 2017. Lashing rain and howling winds battered northeast Australia as towns went into lockdown ahead of a "monster" cyclone making ...
Seychelles' main island, Mahe, does not have enough hotel rooms to cater to the rising demand by tourists, the chief executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) said Monday. Sherin Francis said the hotel room shortage is especially constraining ...
The Seychelles' Vice-President said legislation concerning the freedom of information will go to the National Assembly for approval in April.
(Seychelles news agency) - A fusion of words, mimes and music combined to make Seychelles' first poetry festival.
In this photograph taken on September 13, 2016, exiled Maldives opposition leader, Mohamed Nasheed addresses Sri Lanka-based foreign correspondents via video link, in Colombo.
The 'Isle of Farquhar,' a three-masted schooner that is currently in a dilapidated state, is soon to be restored to its former glory, according to its owner.
The Creative Industries and National Events Agency, CINEA, has launched the tender for the organisation of this year's Miss Seychelles Beauty Pageant. CINEA's chief executive Gaelen Bresson told SNA that this year the pageant is expected to be held in ...
France-born defenders scored the goals that gave Comoros a rare international victory Friday as they beat Mauritius 2-0 in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier ...
Does it seem like there are more motorcycles on the roads of Seychelles? That may not just be a figment of your imagination, as drivers are turning toward the two-wheeled vehicles to beat bad traffic.
A European Union-funded project to build a fish market and gear store on La Digue, the third-most populated island of Seychelles, has begun. The project costs $201,000 (2.7 million Seychelles rupees) and will benefit over 60 fishermen on the island.
In order to break an IGFA record you need to follow special guidelines. A fisherman or angler can catch the biggest fish, but might still not be recognised as a world record.
women carrying jerrycans of water from a collection point set up by a UN aid agency walk on March 14, 2017 towards a makeshift camp on the outskirts of Baidoa, in the southwestern Bay region of Somalia, where thousands of internally displaced people ...
(Seychelles news agency) - The Miss Seychelles beauty pageant has been a tradition since the beginning of 1968. It is a platform which embodies the unique personality and beauty of the young ladies in Seychelles, a group of 115 islands in the western ...
(Seychelles news agency) - The Seychelles' President expressed condolences on Thursday following a terror attack in central London at the very heart of Britain and its government, claiming lives and injuring many others.
(FILES) A file photo taken on August 6, 2002, shows Captain Belinda Fleming standing in front of a Regional Express airlines (REX) plane during the airline's launch at Sydney Airport.
Some 509 micro, small and medium enterprises development (MSME) owners graduated and received certificates of participation after attending two business development courses organized by the Seychelles Enterprise Promotion Agency (SEnPA) in ...
(Seychelles news agency) - The Department of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday announced the rotation plan and appointments of the heads of Seychelles' diplomatic missions abroad. Foreign Secretary Claude Morel said that the new appointments "have ...
To mark the end of Commonwealth week, a tree planting activity was held in one of Seychelles' national parks, contributing to the number of trees being planted in the country under the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) initiative.
(Seychelles news agency) - "Sesame Street" has often experimented with new ways of teaching children about social issues as well as their ABCs since its launch nearly 50 years ago.
A butcher cuts beef at a butcher's shop, in Sao Paulo, Brazil on March 20, 2017. After two years of investigations within the "weak flesh" operation, Brazilian Federal police dismantled last week a vast network of adultered food, envolving major meat ...
Bringing back oil companies to restart active exploration in the Seychelles' Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) is at the top of the agenda of the new chief executive of PetroSeychelles.
(Seychelles news agency) - To mark the end of Commonwealth week, a tree planting activity was held in one of Seychelles' national parks, contributing to the number of trees being planted in the country under the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) ...
Seychelles has commended SADC for its collective effort in developing the SADC Industrialisation strategy and Roadmap 2015-2063 and reiterated that the blue economy has the potential to deepen regional integration.
A young Somali refugee waits with her mother to be vaccinated at a paediatric vaccination centre at Hagadere refugee site within the Dadaab refugee complex in Kenya's north-east province on August 1, 2011.
(Seychelles news agency) - As the amount of renewable energy being produced in this island nation increases, the Seychelles' public utility corporation (PUC) is seeking professional expertise to conduct a study to evaluate the optimal battery storage ...
As Seychelles' health authorities lead a campaign of 'Bouze' - meaning move with the aim of having a healthier nation - more locals and visitors are becoming ...
The economy of Seychelles will be negatively affected if the country conforms to the decision of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) to use 2014 as the reference year to reduce yellowfin tuna catch by 15 percent, officials in the island nation's ...
Participants in the G20 finance Ministers and central bank Governors Meeting pose for the Family photo in Baden-Baden, southern Germany, on March 17, 2017.
Trials to implant micro-chips on fist-sized giant tortoises are underway on Curieuse Island as the Seychelles National Park Authority (SNPA) implements new measures to prevent illegal trading of juvenile tortoises.
"Many people work around the tuna industry in Seychelles, and if the government, as a last resort, decides to stop fleets from fishing, there will also be a socio-economical impact on the country," said Arthur de Bretagne, the General manager at Ile du ...
The new aircraft is set to replace an older Twin Otter and will be joined later by a DHC-6 400 turboprop Twin Otter named "Isle of Farquhar" after Farquhar, an outer island of Seychelles. The domestic fleet of Air Seychelles will have six Twin Otters ...
The exhibition showcases the different civil commissioners and governors who worked in Seychelles from 1811 to 1976. The period was chosen because it was an important one in terms of structural development and economic growth for the island nation.
(Seychelles news agency) - The impact of Brexit on Seychelles' economy and the need for better training to fight against white-collar and cyber-crimes were the headline topics discussed at the first meeting of the Financial Stability Committee (FSC ...
The founder of Seychelles Alzheimer's Foundation (SAF) would like to see people suffering from the disease being better taken care of and understood.
(Seychelles news agency) - A new point system will be introduced in April by the Seychelles' Ministry of Habitat, Infrastructure and Land Transport to better process and deal with the high demand for land and houses.
students in Seychelles and overseas who are interested in learning more about the concept of the Blue economy can pursue a distance learning course through the University of Seychelles (UniSey), said a top official. The course, which is a joint venture ...
(Seychelles news agency) - Five Somali nationals were repatriated Monday after being acquitted for their conviction on piracy offences, a statement from the Ministry of Home Affairs said.
The gargantuan Coco de Mer (French for 'coconut of the sea') is one of the Seychelles' most precious endemic plants.
What does a plastic-free Seychelles mean for every day island life? Creative approaches, alternative ideas and biodegradable substitutes.
(Seychelles news agency) - What is in demand for processed products made from the coco de mer kernel? This is what businesses need to find out now that there is a ban on exports of the kernel.
(Seychelles news agency) - The occurrence of land degradation in Seychelles is low but the country is faced with threats which can eventually lead to it, said a top official in the Ministry of Environment, Energy and climate change.
On a leisurely afternoon stroll during our stay on Alphonse Island in the Seychelles, we are greeted by an unusual sight: a giant Aldabra tortoise ambling along the road.
(Seychelles news agency) - Maldives is the only country to object to Seychelles' request to use 2015 as the reference year to achieve the 15 percent reduction in yellowfin tuna catch, said the Executive Secretary of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC).
To coincide with International women's Day on March 8, SNA looks at 14 inspiring, unique and outstanding Seychellois women -- from those who have left impressive legacies to those who are showing their capabilities in fields frequently dominated by ...
The recognition of Seychelles as a world leader in best practices in Early Childhood Care and education (ECCE) is the result of good programming and hard work in the education sector, said a top official of the local Institute of Early Childhood ...
St Michel defeated arch-rivals, Cote D'Or 2-0 in the traditional curtain raiser ahead of the Seychelles football season.
(Seychelles news agency) - A one-week workshop on Alzheimer's disease and dementia kicked off on Monday as part of efforts to build up awareness and SeyDementia, a network for dementia in Seychelles. The workshop, which is a collaboration between ...


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