COAT OF ARMS
Government: Unitary Presidential Republic
Current President: Danny Faure
Population: 95,981 (2020)
Land Size: 455 sq km (176 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Sun - Sep 20, 2020: A Canadian Family Sailing Around the World Finds Safe Harbour in Seychelles Amidst Covid - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
[Seychelles News Agency] A Canadian family that is sailing around the world is currently enjoying the seas of Seychelles as they take a break in their quest. The Lim family - parents Amber and Jeff, with children Carden, 13, and Morley 9 - were amongst a group of boaters who arrived in the island nation when it opened its borders to private jets and sailing yachts on June 1.
- Sat - Sep 19, 2020: 18-Time Gold Medalist Steven Baccus, a Top Seychellois Athlete, Retires From Weightifting - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles' highest-achieving and most experienced weightlifter is retiring from the sport for medical reasons.
- Fri - Sep 18, 2020: 2 Independent Candidates Submit Nominating Documents for National Assembly Election - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
[Seychelles News Agency] Two independent candidates submitted their nomination documents on Friday to contest the Seychelles' National Assembly elections in October.
- Fri - Sep 18, 2020: Seychelles' Top 2 Political Parties Submit National Assembly Candidate Documents for Oct Vote - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles' two leading political parties -- Linyon Demokratik Seselwa (LDS) and United Seychelles (US) -- presented their National Assembly candidates on Friday for the upcoming legislative election from October 22-24.
- Thu - Sep 17, 2020: Faure, Ramkalawan, St Ange Qualify for October's Presidential Vote - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
[Seychelles News Agency] Voters in Seychelles will choose from among three presidential candidates in the October election: President Danny Faure of United Seychelles, Wavel Ramkalawan of Linyon Demokratik Seselwa (LDS) and Alain St Ange of One Seychelles.