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.


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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From cash to digital: Embracing the evolution of the payment system in Seychelles |01 December 2021

Nation 01 Dec 2021
On December 1, 1978, the precursor to the Central Bank of Seychelles (CBS) ‒ the Seychelles Monetary Authority ‒ was established, laying the foundation to build the Central Bank as we know it today ... This is also evident in Seychelles, where cash remains a predominant and reliable alternative mode of payment....

KuCoin Reports 720% YoY Volume Growth in Its Q3 2021 Review

The Marshall News Messenger 25 Oct 2021
VICTORIA, Seychelles--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 25, 2021--. KuCoin, a global leading , released its performance review report for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 ... This press release features multimedia. View the full release here. ... Business Wire) ... " ... SEYCHELLES AFRICA ... PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TECHNOLOGY MOBILE/WIRELESS SOFTWARE FINANCE NETWORKS BANKING ... PUB....

State of Qatar officially hands over mobile hospital |20 September 2021

Nation 20 Sep 2021
The State of Qatar has officially handed over to Seychelles the new field hospital for Covid-19 patients which has been set up at the Seychelles Coast Guard (SCG) base on Ile Perseverance. The field (mobile) hospital, with its back-up generator, will serve as a back-up, or stand-by hospital, in case of a surge in Covid-19 cases....

ITU publishes the ‘Measuring Digital Development: ICT Price Trends 2020’ report |27 August 2021

Nation 27 Aug 2021
Seychelles has almost reached the Broadband Commission affordability threshold with 2.03 per cent monthly GNI per capita reported in 2020 for mobile-data only plans. In spite of that, Seychelles was ranked 106th in the world, in terms of GNI per capita in the category of mobile-data only which was well off Mauritius who was in the 40th position....

Chat with Intelvision chairman, Mukesh Valabhji |25 August 2021

Nation 25 Aug 2021
Seychelles NATION ... The new cable will complement the existing Seychelles East Africa System and is expected to lower the cost of connectivity for telecom operators on the islands and increase competition for fixed broadband and mobile data services ... Do you feel that Seychelles still has room for another mobile phone service provider?....

IFC supports Intelvision to boost Seychelles’ broadband internet network   |20 August 2021

Nation 20 Aug 2021
The new cable will complement the existing Seychelles East Africa System and is expected to lower the cost of connectivity for telecom operators on the islands and increase competition for fixed broadband and mobile data services ... access the Internet through a mobile phone....

Arriving in Seychelles will soon be a paper-less process

Independent online (SA) 19 Aug 2021
By Seychelles News Agency ... Once the trial is successfully completed, all passengers will be able to pre-submit their customs and immigration information via web form or mobile app for approval by Seychelles authorities before their departure from their country of origin....

Seychelles goes digital on the Italian media stage with targeted campaigns   |18 August 2021

Nation 18 Aug 2021
The project, in co-marketing with Qatar Airways, includes two push action campaigns, through desktop and mobile display, advertorial and prospecting social media, to inspire couples to plan their Seychelles honeymoon with vacation packages ... In 2019, Seychelles received 27,289 visitors from Italy. Press release from Tourism Seychelles....

Intelvision obtains USD 20 mln loan from IFC to lease cable capacity from Vodafone Carrier Services

Telecom Paper 17 Aug 2021
... Intelvision plans to launch mobile telephony services in Seychelles, where most people go online by mobile phone....

Virtual conference to commemorate Nelson Mandela Day |26 July 2021

Nation 26 Jul 2021
Although they each have their unique issues, prison services in Seychelles, Mauritius, Israel and Kenya are facing much of the same challenges – a significant level of recidivism, presence of mobile phones and drugs in prisons – it came out in a virtual conference on Friday....

Airtel Seychelles opens new Tier Three Data Centre |16 July 2021

Nation 16 Jul 2021
Airtel Seychelles has officially opened the Airtel House, its newly-built state-of-the-art Tier Three Data Centre at Persévérance during a short ceremony late yesterday afternoon ... Airtel Seychelles has since 1998 been pioneers on the domestic telecoms market, being the first to launch 2G, 3G, 3.75G, 4G and mobile money services in Seychelles....

Minister Devika Vidot answers MNAs’ questions |15 July 2021

Nation 15 Jul 2021
Egbert Aglaé,the MNA for Port Glaud who wanted to know if Enterprise Seychelles ... As proposed by Assembly members, Minister Vidot assuredthem that she will take up any inconsistencies in licensing for mobile and stationary food vans with the Seychelles Licensing Authority (SLA)....

Truth, Reconciliation and National Unity Commission – Hearing number 177 |15 July 2021

Nation 15 Jul 2021
Another assault he talked about was during a gathering at the ex-Seychelles College Hall where he was beaten by Police Mobile Unit (PMU) officers, identifying James Matombé as one of the aggressors ... the owner of the minivan which was the Seychelles People’s Defence Forces (SPDF)....