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Seychelles News

Seychelles parliament decriminalises gay sex

Victoria - The Seychelles has decriminalised gay sex, the state news agency said Thursday, after lawmakers voted to amend a penal code that meant those convicted of sodomy faced 14 years in jail.

Seychelles swaps part of its debt with pledge to protect oceans

Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 islands in the Western Indian Ocean with a population of 90,000, is swapping nearly $30 million of its debt in exchange for the protection of 30 percent of its ocean territory with an area larger than the size of Germany.

Seychelles president scrapes wafer-thin third-term win

Victoria - Seychelles President James Michel won a third term in power by the narrowest of margins of just 193 votes, with the opposition calling for a recount, the election commission said Saturday."Today the people have spoken.

Seychelles president in lead as vote heads for runoff: Official

Victoria - The Seychelles' incumbent President James Michel won a strong lead in the remote archipelago's poll but came short of securing an outright majority, and must now face opposition leader Wavel Ramkalawan in an unprecedented runoff.

Seychelles votes in presidential polls

Victoria - Vote counting got underway in the Seychelles late Saturday after a presidential election providing incumbent James Michel with his first serious challenge after two terms in office.

Nine suspect pirates transferred for prosecution

Nine suspect pirates have been transported to the Seychelles to face prosecution. The EU Naval Force (NAVFOR) made the announcement in a press release issued on Monday.

86-year-old man lives on Moyenne Island with 120 tortoises

Fifty years ago, Brendon Grimshaw bought the island. Today he lives in a blissful solitude in the company of 120 tortoises and converted Moyenne island into a paradise of its own.

Costa Allegra finally reaches Seychelles

After the cruise from hell, passengers are finally able to disembark from the Costa Allegra after the vessel was left drifting without power following a fire in an engine room.

Costa Allegra being towed to Seychelles, fire on Indian Ocean

Victoria - Indian Ocean (Nearing Seychelles) - A small (295-foot) French fishing ship is currently towing the disabled Costa Allegra Cruise ship towards the island of Seychelles (population 86,000,) and not expected to arrive until Thursday.

Costa Allegra cruise ship being towed into Seychelles

The Costa Allegra cruise ship that got into trouble following an engine room fire on Monday Feb. 27 is being towed to one of the islands in the Seychelles archipelago.

Another Costa cruise ship in trouble

A sister ship of the doomed Costa Concordia is adrift powerless off the coast of the Seychelles following a fire, believed to have started in a machine room.

US Reaper drone crash at Seychelles off east coast of Africa

Washington - Just over a week after the United States military lost a drone in Iran, the Air Force has confirmed a drone crashed Tuesday morning at the Seychelles International Airport, located on the island nation off the east coast of Africa.

US warship captures pirates after skirmish in Indian Ocean

Victoria - A US Navy warship has repulsed an attack by a pirate boat and, after an exchange of fire, captured five suspected pirates west of the Seychelles Islands in the Indian Ocean.

Seychelles Bird Rears Young With The Help Of Grandparent Birds

A bird that is native to the Seychelles, the Seychelle warbler, has been discovered to rear its young ones with the help of grandparent birds. This behaviour has never been spotted in birds until now.
 

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