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:
- Mon - Jul 6, 2020: Trust Fund to Help Women in Seychelles Start Business Initiatives During COVID Slowdown - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
[Seychelles News Agency] Faced with dwindling economic activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more women in Seychelles are being encouraged to try a new business venture thanks to specially allocated funding through the Seychelles Women's Trust Fund.
- Mon - Jul 6, 2020: New Reggae Bar Will Soon Infuse Seychelles' La Digue Island With Spirit of Bob Marley - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
[Seychelles News Agency] Reggae lovers in Seychelles' La Digue island will soon be able to enjoy food, music and a drink at the country's first reggae bar.
- Sat - Jul 4, 2020: Environment Ministry Concerned About Feral Pigeons, Invasive Crows - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
[Seychelles News Agency] The Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change in Seychelles has expressed concerns over the rising population of feral pigeons and recent sightings of the Indian House Crow, which is considered a threat to the local biodiversity and needs to be eliminated.
- Fri - Jul 3, 2020: World Bank Approves $ 15 Million Loan to Help Seychelles Counter COVID's Economic Effects - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
[Seychelles News Agency] The World Bank has approved a $15 million loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development to support Seychelles' response to the economic and social fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Thu - Jul 2, 2020: Data Downloads Rise Nearly 40% in Seychelles - Even Before Home Confinement - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
[Seychelles News Agency] Internet users in Seychelles used nearly 40 percent more data in the first three months of 2020 compared with the same period a year earlier, a rise that experts attributed to a reduction in data prices and an increase in high-definition video.