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Regional trade set to receive boost from AFD grant

17.10.2013

The African Development Bank has announced its approval of a $7.5 million (R90 million) grant to finance the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Capacity Building Programme (TCBP) for its 26 Tripartite Regional Member-Countries, (which includes the Republic ... | read |
Prosecuting a Pirate Kingpin

16.10.2013

The Seychelles Government learnt on Saturday, 12th October 2013, of the arrest in Belgium of the most important Somali figure active in piracy off the coast of Somalia in recent years. Mohammed Abdi Hassan was ... | read |
Minister Adam reiterates importance of standing invitation to international community

15.10.2013

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jean-Paul Adam, stressed the importance of the standing invitation that Seychelles has extended to various international organisations and foreign government under the Special Procedures Mechanism. This testimony to the commitment of ... | read |
United Nations Special Rapporteur Kishore Singh on official visit in Seychelles after standing invitation extended

14.10.2013

Mr Kishore Singh, United Nations Special Rapporteur for Education, is on an official visit to the Seychelles. It comes after a Standing Invitation was extended to the Special Procedures Mechanism of the Human Rights Council. ... | read |
Seychelles welcomes arrest of 'Pirate Kingpin', Mohamed Abdi Hassan, in BelgiumSeychelles welcomes arrest of 'Pirate Kingpin', Mohamed Abdi Hassan, in Belgium

14.10.2013

Mr. Joël Morgan, the Minister for Home Affairs and Transport and as well in his capacity as the Chairman of the High Level Committee for Piracy (HLCP), has welcomed the news of the arrest of ... | read |
Seychelles maintains 1st position in Africa in ICT and is the most dynamic in ICT Development Index

14.10.2013

According to the 2013 edition of "Measuring Information Society" (MIS) Report which is published annually by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in Geneva, Switzerland, Seychelles is ranked 64th out of 157 countries for the Information ... | read |
SEYCHELLES GOVERNMENT TRANSFERS CONVICTED SOMALI PIRATES

14.10.2013

On Saturday 5th October and Wednesday 9th October 2013 respectively, a special chartered flight transported a total of 16 Somalis from the custody of the Seychelles Prison Services into the custody of officials from the ... | read |
Seychelles Joins Call for Greater Spirit of Cooperation from the ICC and Kenya in Pursuit for JusticeSeychelles Joins Call for Greater Spirit of Cooperation from the ICC and Kenya in Pursuit for Justice

13.10.2013

The Seychelles delegation has added its voice to the call at the African Union Extraordinary Summit held in Addis Ababa this week on the question of 'Africa's relationship with the International Criminal Court' requesting that ... | read |
Seychelles extends congratulations to newly elected Ethiopian President

08.10.2013

President James Alix Michel has extended the congratulations of the People and Government of Seychelles to H.E. Dr Mulatu Teshome Wirtu, the newly elected President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. President Michel ... | read |
The Mayor of Victoria signs Twinning Agreement with RabatThe Mayor of Victoria signs Twinning Agreement with Rabat

06.10.2013

The Mayor of Victoria, Mrs. Jacqueline Moustache-Belle, has signed a twinning agreement with the City of Rabat while attending the 4thUnited Cities and Local Governments Congress which was being held in Rabat, Morocco. The twinning ... | read |
Mayor of Victoria elected Co-President of UCLGMayor of Victoria elected Co-President of UCLG

06.10.2013

The Mayor of Victoria, Mrs Jacqueline Moustache-Belle, has been elected as one of the four Co-presidents of the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) for the period 2013-2016. The UCLG is an international organization which ... | read |
Ambassador Shamlaye accredited as Seychelles resident representative to IAEAAmbassador Shamlaye accredited as Seychelles resident representative to IAEA

01.10.2013

Ambassador Bernard Shamlaye presented his credentials as Seychelles’ Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to the Agency’s Director-General, Mr Yukiya Amano, on Thursday 19th September. The Ambassador was also in Vienna, Austria for ... | read |
Seychelles welcomes Security Council Resolution on Syria

30.09.2013

Seychelles welcomes the adoption of a binding resolution on the removal and destruction of chemical weapons in Syria which was agreed by the Security Council last night in New York, Minister Jean-Paul Adam has stated.... | read |
Seychelles Addresses Annual United Nations General AssemblySeychelles Addresses Annual United Nations General Assembly

28.09.2013

Vice President Danny Faure has emphasised Seychelles’ role as a responsible and reliable member of the United Nations dedicated to the principles of sustainable development in Seychelles’ annual address to the United Nations General Assembly ... | read |
Seychelles Honoured with ‘African Development Excellence Award’ in New YorkSeychelles Honoured with ‘African Development Excellence Award’ in New York

26.09.2013

President James Michel has been conferred with the ‘African Development Excellence Award’ during the African Investment and Development Awards Ceremony held in New York to coincide with the holding of the United Nations General Assembly. ... | read |
Seychelles calls for activism in final push towards MDGs and establishing SDGsSeychelles calls for activism in final push towards MDGs and establishing SDGs

26.09.2013

Following the finalisation of Seychelles' 3rd Millennium Development Goals report, Vice President Danny Faure has addressed the special event organised by the President of the United Nations General Assembly to follow up efforts made towards ... | read |
Seychelles calls for 'sustainable oceans' to be at the heart of Sustainable Development GoalsSeychelles calls for 'sustainable oceans' to be at the heart of Sustainable Development Goals

25.09.2013

Vice President Danny Faure has made an appeal for the United Nations to place oceans and the 'Blue economy' as a key part of the debate on setting 'Sustainable Development Goals' to succeed the 'Millennium ... | read |
Seychelles shares experiences on disability inclusive development in the context of the MDGsSeychelles shares experiences on disability inclusive development in the context of the MDGs

24.09.2013

The Seychelles delegation attending the UNGA has emphasised the need for inclusion of persons with disabilities as key component of sustainable development, stressing, “Sustainability implies responsibilities for all as well as opportunities for all”. Foreign ... | read |
Seychelles Hails Potential for Tourism as Catalyst for Further Development of China-Africa RelationsSeychelles Hails Potential for Tourism as Catalyst for Further Development of China-Africa Relations

24.09.2013

Minister Jean-Paul Adam has underlined the potential that tourism offers as a source of growth and investment in terms of future development of the relations between China and Africa while addressing the Special Session of ... | read |
President congratulate H.E. Angela Merkel on re-electionPresident congratulate H.E. Angela Merkel on re-election

23.09.2013

On behalf of the Government and people of Seychelles, President James Alix Michel has extended congratulations to H.E Mrs. Angela Merkel on re-election to the office of German Chancellor.  President Michel stated that ... | read |