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2015-10-09 Seychelles Falls One Place to Sixth Position in the 2015 Ibrahim Index of African Governance
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -The 2015 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) was released on Monday placing Seychelles in the 6th spot in the overall ranking, out of 54 African countries. This means the Indian Ocean island nation has slid one position compared to the 5th place ranking achieved in 2014.

2015-10-09 Electoral Commission Sets November 19, 20 and 21 to Hold Presidential Elections
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -Voters in Seychelles, an Indian Ocean archipelago of 115 islands with a population of around 93,000 people will be heading to the polls in 6 weeks' time to choose a president among contenders in the upcoming presidential polls.

2015-10-09 Master of the Supreme Court of Seychelles Is Sworn Into Office
[Government of Seychelles] Ms Ellen Carolus was sworn into office as the Master of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Seychelles in a ceremony at State House this morning.

2015-10-08 The Pirates Succumb to Burundi At Home
[CAF] Seychelles succumbed to a narrow 1-0 loss at home to 'Les Hirondelles of Burundi in their FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 First Round first leg clash on Wednesday in Victoria.

2015-10-07 Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Seychelles Accredited
[Government of Seychelles] The new resident High Commissioner of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to Seychelles, Dr. Tikiri Herath Gunathilake, presented his credentials to President James Michel at State House this morning.

2015-10-06 Electoral Commission to Announce Presidential Election Date on Thursday
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -It is on Thursday this week that people in Seychelles will be made aware the exact date the upcoming presidential elections will be held in the Indian Ocean island nation.

2015-10-08 Ellen Carolus Appointed As the Master of the Supreme Court
[Government of Seychelles] The Office of the President has announced the appointment of Ms. Ellen Carolus as Master of the Supreme Court of Seychelles. The post had remained vacant since its separation from the functions of the Registrar of the Supreme Court.

2015-10-08 "I Have the Potential to Make It to the Rio 2016 Olympics," Says Lissa Labiche Seychelles Gold Medalist At All Africa Games
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -After winning a gold medal in high jump in the 11th edition of the All-Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville, Seychelles female high jumper Lissa Labiche has her eyes set on a qualification spot for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016. At the recent competition last month, Labiche came out first with a height of 1.91 metres, only 3 centimetres below the qualifying height, which is 1.94 metres. The young high jump specialist's efforts to attempt this height was to no avail during the final i

2015-10-08 Indian Community in Seychelles Rallies Support for State Health Services With Funding for Medical Specialists
[Seychelles News Agency] Anse Boileau -The Seychelles islands in the Indian Ocean, with its population of 90,000 people, a Creole nation of descendants of French, British, African, Chinese and Indian settlers, celebrated the the third edition of the Seychelles India Day last weekend, which included a spectacular music show by Indian artists.

2015-10-08 Fishing Vessels From Madagascar Intercepted in Seychelles Waters Investigated for Suspected Illegal Sea Cucumber Fishing
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -The Seychelles authorities including the police and the Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA) are investigating the seizure of sea cucumbers found onboard two foreign fishing vessels intercepted last week, on suspicion that they were conducting unlicensed fishing activities within the Seychelles waters.

2015-10-08 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Seychelles Loses First Leg Match 1-0 Against Burundi
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -Playing home at Stad Linite, the Seychelles main stadium on the outskirts of the capital of Victoria, the Indian Ocean archipelago's national football team lost its first leg match against Burundi in the first round qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup finals, to be held in Russia from June 14 to July 15, 2018.

2015-10-07 Seychelles Pirates Set Sail for History
[CAF] The phrase 'waiting forever' is often used, but for Seychelles football fans it is an unfortunate reality, with the nation yet to claim a FIFA World Cup(TM) qualifier victory.

2015-10-07 Jean Louis Rues Injury-Stricken Squad
[CAF] Seychelles preparation for the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 First Round first leg clash with Burundi has been hampered by injury to key members of the squad.

2015-10-06 First Seychellois-Owned Fleet of Industrial Long Liners Readies to Set Sail
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -The Seychelles fishing sector is considered to be the second pillar of the island nation's economy with local fishermen mainly involved in artisanal and semi-industrial long line fishing while foreign owned vessels have long dominated the industrial long line fishing sector.

2015-10-07 President Michel Attends the Launch of Habitat Week 2015 At Karl Tamatave Estate
[Government of Seychelles] President James Michel attended the launching ceremony of Habitat Week 2015 where he witnessed the unveiling of a commemorative plaque to officially name the Karl Tamatave estate, a government housing estate at Grand Anse Praslin today.

2015-10-07 Seychelles President Meets With the Indian Minister of State for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation
[Government of Seychelles] The Indian Minister of State for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, H.E. Dr. Mahesh Sharma, paid a courtesy call on President James Michel at State House this afternoon.

2015-10-07 ILO and Seychelles Willing to Further Strengthen Their Partnership
[Government of Seychelles] The Assistant Director-General and Regional Director of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for Africa, Mr. Aeneas Chapinga Chuma, paid a courtesy call on President James Michel today at State House.

2015-10-07 Thai Ambassador to Seychelles Accredited
[Government of Seychelles] The new ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to Seychelles, Mr. Prasittiporn Wetprasit, presented his credentials to President James Michel at State House this morning.

2015-10-06 Honouring Indian Contributions to Seychelles - Seychelles India Day 2015 Unveils 'Wall of History'
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria, Seychelles -Over 50 Seychellois of Indian origin recognized for having made significant contributions towards the history, culture, socio-economic development and nation-building of the Indian Ocean archipelago of 115 islands, have been honoured as part of activities to mark the third Seychelles India Day.

2015-10-06 Silhouette - Discovering the Simplicity and Beauty of the Third Largest Jewel in the Crown of the Seychelles Archipelago
[Seychelles News Agency] Silhouette Island -With its imposing mist-covered mountains, rock precipices and slopes, Silhouette is situated 20 kilometres north of main island Mahe, in the Seychelles archipelago of 115 islands.

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