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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)

New Mobile Phone Tower in Seychelles Is Meant to Blend in to Tropical Surroundings

[Seychelles News Agency] Airtel Seychelles, a local telecommunications company, has unveiled a new tower built to boost connectivity on the eastern side of the main island of Mahe. (AllAfrica)

Parents, Community in Seychelles Must Guide Children On Responsible Use of Technology, Expert Says

[Seychelles News Agency] It is up to parents and the community to guide children on how to use technology responsibly, even when the adult does not understand the social media platform being used, an international expert said. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles' President Sends Condolences to Zimbabwe After Death of Robert Mugabe

[Seychelles News Agency] The President of Seychelles, Danny Faure has sent his condolences to his counterpart in Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, following the death of Robert Mugabe, the former President, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles' Environmental Officers Study Litter's Sources, Pathways and Impacts On Marine Life

[Seychelles News Agency] Identifying the key sources, pathways, hotspots, and impacts of marine litter and microplastics were the aim of a 10-day training in Seychelles to improve the data collection capacity of environmental officers. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Thump Seychelles to End Four-Year Away Jinx

[New Times] Rwanda national football team, Amavubi, registered an important away 3-0 victory over Seychelles on Thursday to edge closer to a spot in the group stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. (AllAfrica)

Develop and Preserve Environment, President Tells World Economic Forum

[Seychelles News Agency] The challenge for Seychelles today remains sustainable development mechanisms to continue to grow while preserving the environment, President Danny Faure said in a meeting with the founder of the World Economic Forum. (AllAfrica)

President Tells Forum On Pensions That Governments, Sovereign Wealth Should Harmonise

[Seychelles News Agency] The President of Seychelles, Danny Faure, has called on leaders of African sovereign wealth and pension funds to work closer with governments to finance the infrastructure gap. (AllAfrica)

2 Seychellois Arrested in Brazil for Possession of Cocaine

[Seychelles News Agency] Two Seychellois citizens were arrested in Brazil in June in possession of cocaine, the Anti- Narcotics Bureau (ANB) of Seychelles said Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

New Categories Introduced for November's Seychelles Arts Award 2019

[Seychelles News Agency] Five new categories have been introduced for the Seychelles Arts Award set to take place in November. (AllAfrica)

Catholics Excited for the Visit of Pope Francis to Indian Ocean Region

[Seychelles News Agency] Spiritual preparation has started in Seychelles for Pope Francis' first visit to the Indian Ocean region from September 4-10, as a special mass will be celebrated on Sunday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in the capital city of Victoria. (AllAfrica)

Japan Gives Seychelles $ 7.1 Million to Support Maritime Security

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles will receive a grant of $ 7.1 million (SCR100 million) to support its marine security efforts from the Japanese government, State House said on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Health Officials Meet to Validate Disease Surveillance and Response Guidelines

[Seychelles News Agency] Health officers in Seychelles met to validate the country's version of the World Health Organisation's (WHO) Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) in a workshop held on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles Working to Develop a Blue Economy Policy for Africa, Presidents Tells Conference in Japan

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles is working with African organisations to develop a Blue Economy policy for the continent, President Danny Faure said at a conference taking place in Yokohama, Japan. (AllAfrica)

Banking By App - Mauritius Bank Offers Customers in Seychelles Mobile Phone Transactions

[Seychelles News Agency] Clients of Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB) in Seychelles can withdraw money at ATMs without a bank card and pay bills via the bank's mobile app. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles Has a 'Genuine Desire' to Prevent Gender-Based Violence, Help Victims

[Seychelles News Agency] A five-day gender-based violence (GBV) session organised by Seychelles' Ministry of Family Affairs in collaboration with the United States Defence Institute of Medical Operations (DIMO) was held at the AVANI Resort recently. (AllAfrica)

Date for Seychelles' 2020 Presidential Election to Be Announced Next August, Official Says

[Seychelles News Agency] The next presidential election in Seychelles will take place between September and November next year, according to the Elections Act, said the chairperson of the Electoral Commission. (AllAfrica)

Indian Ocean Migration Being Discussed in Seychelles

[Seychelles News Agency] Issues surrounding migration in the region -- including maritime security, climate change, human trafficking and health risks -- are being discussed in Seychelles this week by members of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC). (AllAfrica)

Cote d'Or of Seychelles Advances to 2nd Round of Football Tourney, St Louis Eliminated

[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychellois football club Cote d'Or has advanced to the next round of the Total Champions League competition of the Confederation of African Football for the first time after a 1-1 draw against Fomboni FC from Comoros. (AllAfrica)

2 of Seychelles' Football Clubs in Action This Weekend At Home

[Seychelles News Agency] Two of Seychelles' football teams will play their return matches in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) club competition at home this weekend. (AllAfrica)

First Round of EU-Seychelles Talks On Fishing Deal Ends - Next Round in Brussels

[Seychelles News Agency] The first round of negotiations for a new 'Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement and Protocol' between Seychelles and the European Union ended Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia Eager to Explore New Areas of Cooperation, Ambassador Says

[Seychelles News Agency] Ethiopia wants to revamp its relations with Seychelles in trade and tourism, and explore other new avenues of cooperation, said the newly accredited ambassador. (AllAfrica)

Truth and Reconciliation Chair - 'I Hope We Can Help Seychellois People Move Forward'

[Seychelles News Agency] The Truth, Reconciliation and National Unity Commission in Seychelles was set up to provide the public with the opportunity to settle past political divisions and grievances that began with the 1977 coup. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles, EU Open Talks On Fisheries Deal Currently Worth €30 Million

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles and the European Union (EU) on Monday started the first round of negotiations for a new Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement and Protocol. (AllAfrica)

Urgent Action Plan Needed for Africa's Oceans, Seychelles' President Tells Continent's Leaders

[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles' president, Danny Faure, urged African leaders to adopt a more proactive and collective strategy to address the rising maritime security challenges at the summit for southern African heads of state. (AllAfrica)

Concerns Raised Over Beach Access, Road Diversion for Planned Hotel in Seychelles

[Seychelles News Agency] The existing moratorium on large hotels and beach access were some issues raised by Seychelles' civil society concerning a planned mixed-use project at Anse La Mouche in the west of Mahe, the main island. (AllAfrica)

President of Seychelles to Attend Southern Africa Heads of State Meeting in Tanzania

[Seychelles News Agency] The President of Seychelles, Danny Faure, will attend the 39th summit of Heads of State of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, from August 17 to 18. (AllAfrica)

Medal-Winning Athletes Receive Monetary Prizes After Indian Ocean Island Games

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychellois athletes who won medals at the 10th edition of the Indian Ocean Island Games in Mauritius received their monetary rewards on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)