COAT OF ARMS
Government: Unitary Presidential Republic
Current President: Danny Faure
Population: 93,920 (2017)
Land Size: 455 sq km (176 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Fri - Jun 22, 2018: World Bank, Seychelles Discuss Infrastructure Development, Including Proposed Tunnel - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
[Seychelles News Agency] Infrastructure development, energy, and participation of the private sector were priorities discussed between Seychelles' president and a top official of the World Bank on Wednesday.
- Fri - Jun 22, 2018: Seychelles Begins Probe of Saraki, Wife, for Alleged Money Laundering - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
[Premium Times] Authorities in Seychelles have opened a criminal investigation into the multi-million dollar assets which Senate President Bukola Saraki and his wife, Toyin, are believed to hold through offshore shell companies in tax havens, PREMIUM TIMES can report.
- Wed - Jun 20, 2018: EU Deal Gives Seychelles Trade Boost, $12 Million to Enhance Systems - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles has received around $12 million to improve trade facilitation and enhance the capacity of the public and private sectors under a newly signed economic partnership agreement with the European Union (EU).
- Wed - Jun 20, 2018: Coral Making a Come-Back On Seychelles' Aldabra, but Fish Numbers Down - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
[Seychelles News Agency] A recent monitoring programme on the reef of the Aldabra atoll has shown an increase in coral cover but a decline in fish numbers, an official of the Seychelles Islands Foundation (SIF) said.
- Tue - Jun 19, 2018: Spicy Octopus Coconut Curry Wins 1st Prize in Seychelles Tourism Board Photo Competition - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
[Seychelles News Agency] A photo "bursting with flavour" that got 282 likes online earned Alexander Jovanović first prize in the Seychelles Tourism Board's (STB) Facebook photography competition.