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7 Fantastic Events That Made Seychelles' Creole Festival a Memorable Hit

[Seychelles News Agency] The main events of the 34th edition of the Seychelles' Creole Festival -- an annual celebration of the island nation's culture and tradition -- took place from October 25 to 31. This year's activities took place on the three most populated islands -- Mahe, Praslin and La Digue. (AllAfrica)

Amid Global Outbreaks, Seychelles Begins Vaccination Campaign Against Two Types of Measles

[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles' Ministry of Health has started a national vaccination campaign against German measles and measles as a prevention measure in the face of outbreaks in all regions of the world. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles' Proposed 2020 Budget Rises 9%

[Seychelles News Agency] An increase in the minimum wage, an integrated health information system and new categories of work permits for non-Seychellois workers are some of the highlights in the proposed budget for 2020. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles At 250 - Remembering a Devastating Landscape That Killed 75 People and Reshaped Victoria

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles in September launched a year-long celebration of a massive milestone: the island nation's 250th anniversary. (AllAfrica)

FAO Supporting Seychelles With New National Forest Policy

[Seychelles News Agency] The U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is supporting Seychelles with a project to draft a National Forest Policy. (AllAfrica)

President of Seychelles Congratulates Counterpart in Mozambique On Election Win

[Seychelles News Agency] The President of Seychelles, Danny Faure, has congratulated the newly re-elected President of Mozambique, Filip Nyusi, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Air France Returns to Seychelles, Connecting Paris Direct With the Island Nation

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles once again welcomed the blue, white and red-tailed aircraft of Air France, which touched down at Pointe Laure international airport on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

From the Field - 'Blue' Finance Flows in the Seychelles

[UN News] Protecting marine areas from over-exploitation and providing the people who have traditionally lived off the sea with a sustainable alternative livelihood does not come cheap, but in the Seychelles, a focus on financial instruments is making that task easier. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles Gears Up to Take Part in Dubai Expo 2020

[Seychelles News Agency] Preparations are in full swing for Seychelles to participate in the Dubai Expo 2020. The destination's natural environment, opportunities for investment and its achievements towards sustainability and conservation will be showcased during the six-month event. (AllAfrica)

Colourful Floats and Costumes Fill Seychelles' Capital During Creole Festival

[Seychelles News Agency] A large crowd gathered in Seychelles' capital Victoria on Saturday for this year's 'Laserenad,' one of the main events in the 34th edition of the Creole Festival. (AllAfrica)

President of Seychelles Urges Russia to Help Combat Climate Change At Russia-Africa Summit

[Seychelles News Agency] President Danny Faure said he is counting on Russia to lead in the fight against climate change, a statement made at the historic, first Russia-Africa Summit. (AllAfrica)

Study - No Reason to Be Alarmed At Mobile Phone Frequency Radiation in Seychelles

[Seychelles News Agency] Exposure from radiofrequency electromagnetic fields radiation in Seychelles is well below recommended international guidelines for public exposure, a study has found. (AllAfrica)

5G Mobile Network Coming to Seychelles Next Year, Bringing Ultrafast Data

[Seychelles News Agency] Smartphone users in certain areas in Seychelles are expected to get faster internet next year when a local telecommunication company -- Intelvision -- rolls out its 5G mobile network. (AllAfrica)

Island Nation Gets a New Craft Beer - Seychelles Blonde

[Seychelles News Agency] The craft beer is described as deliciously crisp and delightfully fruity with a hint of biscuity sweetness. The handmade beer is the brainchild of entrepreneur Christian Mein and is available at Beach Shak, Beau Vallon beach. (AllAfrica)

Increased Business Expected Between Indian Ocean Nations Reunion and Seychelles After New MoU

[Seychelles News Agency] Entrepreneurs from Reunion - a French department in the Indian Ocean - are expected to have better access to the Seychelles' market after business leaders from the two island nations signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). (AllAfrica)

Climate Change-Induced Flooding Forces Seawall in Seychelles to Be Rebuilt

[Seychelles News Agency] A seawall is being rebuilt in the western district of Anse Boileau to tackle flooding during high tides and heavy rain in the area, an increasing occurrence being blamed on climate change. (AllAfrica)

President of Seychelles Travels to UK to Chair Preparatory Indian Ocean Summit Meeting, Then Goes to Africa Reunion in Russia

[Seychelles News Agency] The President of Seychelles, Danny Faure, leaves the country on Thursday on a working visit to the United Kingdom, State House said. (AllAfrica)

First Seychellois Athlete Qualifies for 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo in Sailing

[Seychelles News Agency] Sailor Rodney Govinden is the first Seychellois athlete to qualify for the Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo, Japan scheduled for July 24 to August 9. (AllAfrica)

National Census to Assess Endangered Species in Seychelles

[Seychelles News Agency] A national census is expected to start over the course of this month to assess the endangered species of Seychelles. The annual exercise is being undertaken by the Ministry for Environment, Energy and Climate Change with the assistance of local consultants. (AllAfrica)

Barclays Bank Seychelles to Begin Blue-to-Red Transformation Into Absa

[Seychelles News Agency] Barclays Bank Seychelles will start to roll-out the new Absa brand design at its branches as of Monday, a top official said. (AllAfrica)

New Waterfront Garden in Seychelles' Capital a Place for Live Entertainment, Visual Artists

[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles' capital Victoria has a new waterfront garden which will provide a place for live entertainment and a meeting place for locals and visitors. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles' L'union Estate On La Digue to Host Creole Festival's Fashion Show for the First Time

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles' third most important island - La Digue - will for the first time this year host the prestigious fashion event, showcasing uprising Seychellois fashion designers during the annual Creole Festival. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles' Fregate Island Makes CNN Travel's Top 10 Most Beautiful Islands

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles' Fregate Island has made CNN Travel's list of the Top Ten most beautiful islands in the world. (AllAfrica)

8 Buildings That Have Changed the Face of Seychelles' Capital, Victoria

[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria is the capital and only city of Seychelles - 115 islands in the western Indian Ocean, located on the north-eastern side of the main island of Mahe. (AllAfrica)

Experts Studying How Seychelles Can Improve Waste Management Practices

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles' waste-management practices are being studied by European and Japanese experts in order to find areas in which to improve. (AllAfrica)

U.S. Official - Seychelles Must Improve Off-Shore Banking to Deter Terrorist, Drug Money

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles need to raise awareness on the risks associated with off-shore banking and set up legislation to fix loopholes within financial regulatory systems, said a top American official on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles to Open Diplomatic Mission in Neighbouring Mauritius for First Time

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles will set up a first diplomatic mission based in Mauritius with the aim of elevating the relationship between the two countries, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles, Blazing a Trail in Marine Conservation

[RFI] As the world grapples with the climate emergency, Seychelles is leading the way in marine conservation - ten years ahead of United Nations deadlines. A marine expedition into its deep waters has analysed a huge swathe of unchartered Indian Ocean territory, providing invaluable research. (AllAfrica)

2 Seychellois Artists Can Win a Trip to Art Exhibition in Venice

[Seychelles News Agency] Two Seychellois artists have the opportunity to visit and experience one of the world's most prestigious art exhibitions, as Seychelles' Creative Industries and National Events Agency (CINEA) is making paid trips available to Venice, Italy. (AllAfrica)

Interview - Seychelles' New Cultural Ambassador Sees Opportunities in Creole Festivals in U.S., Italy

[Seychelles News Agency] A proper evaluation of Seychellois culture is something that the newly appointed Honorary Cultural Ambassador of the island nation said is a priority for him. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles Warns Citizens in South Africa to Be Vigilant Amidst Anti-Foreigner Attacks

[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles' Department of Foreign Affairs is advising all Seychellois citizens residing in South Africa and those planning to travel there to avoid areas of unrest and to be alert at all times amid an increase in anti-foreigner sentiment. (AllAfrica)