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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Enhancing business opportunities through labour migration and ethical recruitment | 16 October 2019

Nation 16 Oct 2019
IOM is committed as a key technical partner to assisting the Republic of Seychelles, its government and its private sector, to further the work already actioned, therefore contributing to advancing the labour mobility strategy in Seychelles, while benefitting the workers, the private sector and the country”....

The Truth, Reconciliation and National Unity Commission | 12 September 2019

Nation 12 Sep 2019
Mr Roucou, the second witness to appear before the commission in its third hearing in the same matter, recalls that he was one of the officers within the Police Mobile Unit (PMU) and a sergeant within the special forces division of the Seychelles Police Force, at the time of the Coup d’Etat in 1977 and that he witnessed the shooting incident....

Banking By App - Mauritius Bank Offers Customers in Seychelles Mobile Phone Transactions

All Africa 30 Aug 2019
Clients of Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB) in Seychelles can withdraw money at ATMs without a bank card and pay bills via the bank's mobile app .......

Bybit VS BitMEX: A No-Frills Comparison for Crypto Derivatives Traders

Bitcoinist 12 Aug 2019
Trading cryptocurrencies is more interesting than trading equities or other forms of traditional assets ... Overview. BitMEX. BitMEX, founded in 2014 is a peer-to-peer trading platform for cryptocurrency products. BitMEX and the BMEX mobile apps are owned and operated by a Seychelles incorporated entity called HDR Global Trading Limited ... ByBit ... Use case ... ....

UniSey invites nominations for potential recipients of honorary degrees | 24 July 2019

Nation 24 Jul 2019
The University of Seychelles (UniSey) has established procedures for the conferment of honorary degrees and invites nominations for potential recipients from the community ... The University of Seychelles has three campuses based at Anse Royale, Ma Joie and Mont Fleuri ... Marketing Coordinator - University of Seychelles ... Mobile....

Exclusive interview with outgoing Ambassador of the European Union to Seychelles, Marjaana Sall | 26 ...

Nation 26 Jun 2019
‘I will be leaving Seychelles knowing that the EU-Seychelles friendship is a solid one’ ... Seychelles NATION. Your Excellency, this is your last visit to Seychelles ... The University of Seychelles also participates in an international credit mobility programme that will allow two staff members to undertake training in four universities in Portugal....

Nisa launches new Seychelles NATION App, revamped website

Nation 07 Jun 2019
Launching the Seychelles NATION App, Nisa board chairperson Lucy Athanasius said that over the years, the world has seen different methods of disseminating information, raising the expectations of readers higher than ever before, thus giving rise to the emergence of what is termed the ‘mobile audience’....

Central Bank gives State Bank of Mauritius until June to set up shop in Seychelles

Nation 04 Jun 2019
... start its operations in Seychelles ... Services and products that SBM Seychelles expects to offer – if it eventually does start its operations this month – includes treasury, asset management, brokerage services, bank cards, e-commerce, online banking and mobile banking solutions....

New clinic brings digital health to Seychelles | 29 May 2019

Nation 29 May 2019
We take pride to be the pioneer in digital health in Seychelles by introducing Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system supported by Future Care mobile Application ... Another important service of this clinic is to bring the international laboratory standards to Seychelles....

New clinic brings digital health to Seychelles

Nation 29 May 2019
We take pride to be the pioneer in digital health in Seychelles by introducing Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system supported by Future Care mobile Application ... Another important service of this clinic is to bring the international laboratory standards to Seychelles....

Authorities shed light on open air food vending policy

Nation 24 May 2019
Selling food and other items on the streets or other places is becoming more common in Seychelles especially during special occasions ... As written in the ‘Seychelles Open Air Food Vending Policy and Operating Standards’, approved by government in 2016, a mobile food van means a self-propelled vehicle able to move to different locations....

Exclusive interview with Nouvobanq chairperson Abdul Gafoor Yakub on banking in Africa and the future ...

Nation 17 May 2019
Seychelles NATION.Can you give us actual examples of this to support your view? ... But in the local context of Seychelles, I believe more and more people will be using online banking and mobile banking in the future as long as the apps are functional in real-time and as long as the internet connection is stable and secure....

Robbery by global internet service providers

Nation 14 May 2019
There are four Internet Service Providers in SeychellesCable & Wireless (the biggest), Airtel (second) Intelvision (third) and Kokonet. For quite a while now I have heard school kids complain that they buy a Data Pack for their mobile phone and by next morning most of the allowances has been used up overnight while they are asleep....

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