COAT OF ARMS
Government: Unitary Presidential Republic
Current President: Danny Faure
Population: 94,633 (2018)
Land Size: 455 sq km (176 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Wed - Aug 21, 2019: Truth and Reconciliation Chair - 'I Hope We Can Help Seychellois People Move Forward' - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
[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.
- Tue - Aug 20, 2019: Seychelles, EU Open Talks On Fisheries Deal Currently Worth €30 Million - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
[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.
- Mon - Aug 19, 2019: Concerns Raised Over Beach Access, Road Diversion for Planned Hotel in Seychelles - AllAfrica News: 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.
- Mon - Aug 19, 2019: Urgent Action Plan Needed for Africa's Oceans, Seychelles' President Tells Continent's Leaders - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
[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.
- Fri - Aug 16, 2019: President of Seychelles to Attend Southern Africa Heads of State Meeting in Tanzania - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
[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.