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.

Latest News for: Seychelles mobile


Seychelles’ online electronic health travel authorisation system well received | 18 September 2020

Nation 18 Sep 2020
... theirs through their mobile phones ... From the department of Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine website, visitors coming to Seychelles must provide the HTA travel authorisation, either on paper, PDF form downloaded on mobile, or in the ‘Seychelles Travel Authorisation’ mobile app....

BitMEX rolls out mobile trading app across 140 countries

BitRSS 01 Sep 2020
... rolling out its first mobile application....

Seychelles Electronic Funds Transfer (SEFT) System

ZDNet 27 Aug 2020
The SEFT Mobile App is designed for the Seychelles Electronic Funds Transfer (SEFT) System and it allows SEFT registered customer view... ....

Amid Strange Covid Electoral Season, United Seychelles Launches App to Bring People Together

All Africa 17 Aug 2020
The United Seychelles party on Friday launched a mobile application - "Koste"- ("Come Together" in Creole) which will be the official campaign platform for the upcoming presidential and legislative elections in October .......

Cabinet considers several legal and policy memoranda | 13 August 2020

Nation 13 Aug 2020
Cabinet approved for the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between The Republic of Seychelles and Travizory Border Security SA for the development of a Health Travel Authorization system to assist Seychelles in the safe reopening of its borders to international travellers....

Why should we move to per second billing? | 10 July 2020

Nation 10 Jul 2020
Mobile customers in Seychelles have always been charged on a per minute basis for local calls made from mobile networks ... In the case of Seychelles, more than 60 percent of mobile customers are prepaid customers. Are there any implications for mobile service providers?....

ITU publishes the ‘Measuring Digital Development: ICT Price Trends 2019’ report | 15 June 2020

Nation 15 Jun 2020
When it comes to mobile-data plans, Seychelles is ranked in the top 5 in Africa and 101st globally. Seychellesmobile data plans are between the 2 and 3% of GNI per capita, with ITU suggesting that Seychelles will reach the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development’s target of 2% of GNI per capita by 2023....

Ministry of Environment Energy and Climate Change (MEECC) | 08 June 2020

Nation 08 Jun 2020
Seychelles was also ranked first on climate change actions ... On green transport, Seychelles has drawn up a national e-mobility strategy and regulatory and policy frameworks for electric vehicles, including business models and fiscal schemes to incentivise people to switch to electric cars with the assistance of UN-Environment at cost of US $500,000....

New Regulation Would See Seychellois Mobile Users Charged to the Second, Saving Money

All Africa 30 May 2020
Regulations to ensure that mobile users in Seychelles are charged for the actual duration of a call is being drafted, said a top government official .......

Payez ce que vous consommez, les Seychelles vont introduire la facturation t�l�phonique � la seconde

All Africa 29 May 2020
Un haut responsable du gouvernement est en train de r�diger un r�glement visant � garantir que les utilisateurs mobiles aux Seychelles soient factur�s pour la dur�e r�elle d'un appel .......

16-page Seychelles NATION in time of COVID-19 | 17 April 2020

Nation 17 Apr 2020
Since the coronavirus outbreak in the world, Seychelles NATION has been covering the impact of the highly infectious strain of coronavirus and its resulting disease, COVID-19 which the World Health Organisation has described as a pandemic ... For the time being, only Android mobile phone users can access the Seychelles NATION App....

CBS announces operational measures during COVID-19 pandemic | 26 March 2020

Nation 26 Mar 2020
Seychelles Electronic Funds Transfer (SEFT) are transactions effected through online, internet and mobile banking platforms or applications, which are not conducted face to face and do not involve documentation or manual processes....