Seychelles

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INFORMATION

Capital: Victoria

Government: Republic

Current President: James Alix Michel

Economy:

  • Economic growth has been fueled by the tourist sector, which employs about 30% of the labor force and provides more than 70% of hard currency earnings, and by tuna fishing.

Population: 191,650 (2014)

Land Size: 455 sq km (176 sq miles)

Major Ethic Groups:

  • mixed French
  • African
  • Indian
  • Chinese
  • Arab
Religions:

  • Roman Catholic: 82.3%
  • Protestant: 7.5% (Anglican: 6.4%, Seventh-Day Adventist: 1.1%)
  • Other Christian: 3.4%
  • Hindu: 2.1%
  • Muslim: 1.1%
  • Other non-Christian: 1.5%
  • Unspecified: 1.5%
  • None: 0.6%

Language(s):

  • Creole: 91.8%
  • English (official): 4.9%
  • Other: 3.1%
  • Unspecified: 0.2%

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RECENT NEWS

  • Tue - Feb 21, 2017: Ethiopian League Champions St. George Thrashes Cote D'Or in a CAF Thriller - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
    [Ethiopian Herald] The Ethiopian Premier League champions Saint George defeat Cote D'Or 3-0 in the second leg of the African Champions League in Hawasa on Monday. The match was played on Sunday but interrupted after the 60 minutes due to heavy rain. By then the score was 3-0 in favour of St George.
  • Mon - Feb 20, 2017: Seychelles' Carnival to Be Incorporated Into the Creole Festival - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
    [Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -The well-known annual 'Carnaval International de Victoria' will not be held in April this year, a top official of the newly set-up Creative Industries and National Events Agency (CINEA) said.
  • Tue - Feb 14, 2017: Mzembi's UNWTO Bid Under Threat From Seychelles - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
    [The Herald] Former Seychelles Tourism head, Mr Alain St Ange has come under fire for violating diplomatic etiquette in his desperate bid to counter Dr Walter Mzembi as Africa and Sadc's sole candidate for the United Nations World Tourism Organisation secretary-general set for May. Dr Mzembi, who is Zimbabwe's Tourism and Hospitality Minister is currently drumming up support from other countries and regions after he was endorsed by both Sadc and the AU.
  • Tue - Feb 7, 2017: Court Flays Judge for 'Mind-boggling' Orders in Election Case - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
    [Legalbrief] Never have I read an Appeal Court judgment trouncing a judge's actions in such stringent terms - the decision took my breath away.
  • Thu - Feb 2, 2017: Ethiopia Invites Seychelles to Invest in Its Tourism Industry - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
    [Government of Seychelles] The Ethiopian Prime Minister, Mr Haile Mariam Desalegn, has invited business interests in Seychelles to invest in Ethiopia, particularly in that country's tourism industry given Seychelles' wealth of know-how in that field.