Seychelles

Coordinates: 4°35′S 55°40′E / 4.583°S 55.667°E / -4.583; 55.667

Seychelles (i/sˈʃɛlz/ say-SHELZ; French: [sɛʃɛl]), officially the Republic of Seychelles (French: République des Seychelles; Creole: Repiblik Sesel), is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The 115-island country, whose capital is Victoria, lies 1,500 kilometres (932 mi) east of mainland East Africa. Other nearby island countries and territories include Comoros, Mayotte, Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius to the south.

Seychelles, with a population of 90,024, has the smallest population of any independent African state; however, it does have a larger population than the UK overseas territory Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.

History

The Seychelles were uninhabited throughout most of recorded history. Some scholars assume that Austronesian seafarers and later Maldivian and Arab traders were the first to visit the uninhabited Seychelles. The earliest recorded sighting by Europeans took place in 1502 by the Portuguese Admiral Vasco da Gama, who passed through the Amirantes and named them after himself (islands of the Admiral). The earliest recorded landing was in January 1609, by the crew of the "Ascension" under Captain Sharpeigh during the fourth voyage of the British East India Company.

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World Blood Donor Day |15 June 2021

Nation 15 Jun 2021
Despite limited mobility and other challenges, throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, many blood donors in Seychelles have continued to donate ... ministries, schools and hotels in Seychelles that have collaborated with the ministry in organising blood drives, deserve special mentions....
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CONSULTANCY: STUDY TO REVIEW EXISTING PRACTICES IN SOUTHERN AFRICA DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY MEMBER STATES ON DIASPORA ENGAGEMENT AND USE OF REMITTANCES

Reliefweb 14 May 2021
The DRC, for example, has made official request to IOM for support to develop a roadmap to mobilize the Congolese diaspora.[4] Mauritius and Seychelles have also formally requested for assistance with diaspora engagement.[5] Botswana indicated that the COVID-19 pandemic made ......
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World’s Most-vaxxed Nation Curbs Jabs as COVID Cases Rise

Principia Scientific 08 May 2021
Seychelles, which has fully vaccinated more of its population against the coronavirus than any other country, has closed schools and canceled sporting activities for two weeks as infections surge ... Jude Gedeon, Seychelles’ public health commissioner, didn’t answer calls made to his mobile phone or immediately answer a text message....
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Africa vaccine drive slowed by indemnity spat, Pfizer preference

Ghana Web 06 May 2021
Seychelles, which has fully vaccinated more of its population against the coronavirus than any other country, has closed schools and canceled sporting activities for two weeks as infections surge ... Jude Gedeon, Seychelles’ public health commissioner, didn’t answer calls made to his mobile phone or immediately answer a text message....
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Truth, Reconciliation and National Unity Commission – Hearing Number 137 |13 April 2021

Nation 13 Apr 2021
The ultimate aim is to bring closure to victims and perpetrators and to unite the people of Seychelles around a common agenda going forward ... Upon receiving Mr Ernesta’s mobile phone number, Mr Wirtz called him regarding the arrest to which the former confirmed that the person in question was being detained at the Grand Police prison....
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The Seychelles: ‘We’re beautiful, we’re safe and we’re ready to welcome back Brits’

The Times/The Sunday Times 21 Mar 2021
a comma-shaped speck of green and white on the edge of the Seychelles bank, 60 miles north of Mahé. There’s no mobile signal, no TV and no in-room ......
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Donations from foreign currency accounts to the Covid-19 relief fund Banks to waive transfer fees ...

Nation 10 Mar 2021
It is to be noted that there is also no charge applicable to local currency transfers effected through the Seychelles Electronic Funds Transfer (SEFT) customer platform, as well as SEFT transfers made through ......
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First anniversary of Absa Bank Seychelles launch A year of innovation, passion and altruism | ...

Nation 13 Feb 2021
Absa Seychelles took strides in introducing the revolutionary biometric Absa mobile banking App that allowed customers to access their accounts with facial recognition or fingerprint, saving them time and allowing them to do their banking in a fast, safe and convenient way ... Contributed by Absa Bank Seychelles ....
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Could the Seychelles show the flightpath to the future?

The Independent 19 Jan 2021
Could the Seychelles show the flightpath to the future? ... Seychelles to get rid of quarantine for all vaccinated visitors. Iata is also promoting its “Travel Pass,” which it describes as “a mobile app to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with government requirements for Covid-19 tests or vaccines”....
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No school: Will CWS offer extra GB to the students? | 13 January 2021

Nation 13 Jan 2021
In Seychelles to have access to cable TV, internet or phone services you have to buy either a post-paid or prepaid service from a provider ... Since November 2019, Cable & Wireless Seychelles became a 100% local entity and during the first lockdown in April-May 2020 we commended this company for providing 50gb of data for all students....
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Project Blueyes by Wonderweiss represents Seychelles at Global Business Summit 2020 | 05 January 2021

Nation 05 Jan 2021
Seychelles was represented by Project BluEyes by WonderWeiss at the Global Business Summit co-hosted by the Republic of Estonia and the United Arab Emirates ... Project BluEyes is a solution that provides greater surveillance of the waters surrounding Seychelles ... in Seychelles....
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Stricter SIM card registration to curb criminality | 16 December 2020

Nation 16 Dec 2020
As of Friday December 11, SIM cards are no longer available for sale through general retail shops, and can only be accessed in outlets owned and fully-controlled by telecommunications operators in Seychelles offering mobile communication services ... Seychelles offer mobile services....
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Absa Bank mobile banking app now available for free download on Huawei AppGallery | 23 ...

Nation 23 Nov 2020
Absa Bank Seychelles has announced that the Absa Mobile Banking App is now available for free download on the Huawei AppGallery ... Huawei owners can now access several Apps, including Absa’s Mobile Banking App, on the manufacturer’s own store called AppGallery....

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