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2016-09-28 President James Michel Steps Down After Change in Law
[Nation] Seychellois President James Alix Michel announced on Tuesday he was stepping down from office, following a constitutional amendment earlier this year that meant he had exceeded his term in office.

2016-09-28 President Sends Condolences On Passing of Former Israeli Leader
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -The President of Seychelles has expressed his condolences after the death of the former Israeli Prime Minister and President Shimon Peres.

2016-09-27 Namibia to Focus Relations With Seychelles in Fishing and Tourism - New High Commissioner
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -Namibia will focus bilateral cooperation with Seychelles on the fishing and tourism industries, the newly accredited High Commissioner said.

2016-09-27 Sixth National Assembly Sworn In
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria, Seychelles -Members of the sixth National Assembly of Seychelles - the nation's first legislative body not controlled by the president's party - were sworn in on Tuesday.

2016-09-27 New Slovak Ambassador to Seychelles Accredited
[Government of Seychelles] New Slovak Ambassador to Seychelles, H.E. Mr. Frantisek Dlhopolńćek presented his credentials to President James Michel at State House this morning.

2016-09-27 New Namibian High Commissioner to Seychelles Accredited
[Government of Seychelles] New Namibian High Commissioner to Seychelles, H.E. Mr. Veiccoh K. Nghiwete presented his credentials to President James Michel at State House this morning.

2016-09-27 Young Award-Winning Seychellois Entrepreneur Jimmy Port-Louis Meets President
[Government of Seychelles] President James Michel received a young Seychellois, Mr. Jimmy Port-Louis at State House this morning. Mr. Port-Louis had won the special jury award with his project "Ocean Saviour" in the "Ambition Jeune 3" competition held in Mauritius. He was accompanied by the Head of delegation at the competition, Mr. Michel Pierre, member of jury at the competition, Ms. Christine Reginald and participant at the regional competition for young entrepreneurs, Mr. Jean-Paul Toulon.

2016-09-20 First Sitting of the National Assembly Announced
[Government of Seychelles] The Office of the President has announced that by proclamation in the Official Gazette today, and in accordance with Article 107 of the Constitution, the President has summoned the newly elected National Assembly to its first meeting to be held on Tuesday, 27th September 2016, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

2016-09-16 Will the Seychellois Co-Habit or Mutually Destruct?
[ISS] While Africa's attention was focused on election-rigging in Gabon and Zambia, on the mainland, a rather rare victory for democracy on a tiny speck of land in the middle of the Indian Ocean - 1 800 km due east of Mombasa - went barely noticed.

2016-09-15 Opposition Wins Seychelles Parliamentary Elections
[SANF] The people of Seychelles voted peacefully in a historic parliamentary election on 8-10 September that saw an opposition coalition - for the first time in the history of the island nation - winning the majority seats in parliament.

2016-09-15 Secretary of State for Cabinet Affairs Responds to Linyon Demokratik Seselwa
[Government of Seychelles] The Secretary of State for Cabinet Affairs and Head of the Civil Service, Mr. Mohammed Afif, has sent a letter to the Leader of the Linyon Demokratik Seselwa, Mr. Roger Mancienne, today.

2016-09-13 Seychelles Polls Described Free, Transparent
[Daily News] Moshi -The Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Dr Augustine Mahiga, has released a preliminary report on the parliamentary elections in Seychelles, saying voters freely exercised their civil and political rights.

2016-09-11 Opposition Wins National Polls
[Deutsche Welle] The archipelago off the coast of East Africa is set for its first transition of power between parties since a 1977 coup. The People's Party has ruled the islands since the return to a multi-party system in 1993.

2016-09-07 President Meets With AU Election Observer Mission - First All-Female Team
[Government of Seychelles] President James Michel met H.E. Ambassador Fatuma Ndangisa, the Head of African Union Electoral Observation Mission to Seychelles, who was formerly Rwandan's first ambassador to Seychelles, and also the former Chairperson of the African Peer Review Panel of Eminent Persons of the African Union, at State House this afternoon. Ambassador Ndangisa was accompanied by other members of the AU mission.

2016-09-05 Let Your Smartphone Guide You - Seychelles Launches New Mobile APP for Visitors
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria, Seychelles -Spending your holiday in the Seychelles islands and want to find a good restaurant? A new app can help you find your way.

2016-09-05 Tanzania's Magufuli Forms New SADC Security Organ to Observe Seychelles Parliamentary Elections
[Daily News] President John Magufuli has constituted the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security for observation of the 2016 National Assembly Elections in the Republic of the Seychelles.

2016-09-05 Serengeti Boys Jet Off for Seychelles
[Daily News] National U-17 soccer team, Serengeti Boys is expected to jet off tonight for Seychelles, to pitch a training camp in readiness for the final double header clash against Congo, Brazzaville in search for a place in the 2017 African Youth Championship (AYC) finals scheduled for next year in Madagascar.

2016-09-05 President Michel Sends Letter of Condolence to the Republic of Uzbekistan Following Passing of President Karimov
[Government of Seychelles] Following the passing of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, H.E. Islam Karimov, President James Michel has sent a letter of condolence on behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of Seychelles.

2016-09-04 Dominant Ethiopia Pip Seychelles in Hawassa
[CAF] Ethiopia came from behind to beat Seychelles 2-1 in their Group J Day 6 clash on Saturday in Hawassa.

2016-09-02 "Seychelles Is Taking the Lead Worldwide On the Blue Economy" - FAO Director General Pays Courtesy Call On President James Michel
[Government of Seychelles] President James Michel met with the Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organisaton (FAO) of the United Nations, Mr. José Graziano Da Silva, at State House this morning. Mr. Da Silva is on an official to Seychelles, as part of a tour of several islands in the Indian Ocean.

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