Seychelles
Seychelles

8 designers descending on Seychelles

Seychelles is gearing up for the second edition of the Seychelles Fashion Week in which collections will be presented from a record 25 designers from over 10 countries. The Seychelles Fashion Week will take place from November 28 to December 1. SNA presents eight more designers from Africa who will be showcasing their creations on the catwalk.   Designer: Nancy Iwuagwu Country: Nigeria […]

Japan
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Japan, upgrading relations with Seychelles, opens a new embassy this week

A Japanese embassy will open in Seychelles on Thursday with the aim of strengthening relations with Seychelles, the newly accredited Japanese ambassador said. Ryoichi Horie presented his credentials to President Danny Faure at State House on Tuesday. Horie told reporters that “until last year, my embassy in Nairobi has been in contact with our counterpart in Seychelles. But now we have an embassy here so it […]

Serbian
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New Serbian ambassador to Seychelles offers scholarships to study in his homeland

Cooperation in the field of health and education remains among the top priorities for bilateral relations between Serbia and Seychelles, said the newly accredited Serbian Ambassador. Aleksander Ristic, the new ambassador of Serbia to Seychelles, presented his credentials to President Danny Faure at State House, Victoria, on Tuesday. “I talked to the president and was advised to look into cooperation […]

Seychelles

National census to assess endangered species in Seychelles

A national census is expected to start over the course of this month to assess the endangered species of Seychelles. The annual exercise is being undertaken by the Ministry for Environment, Energy and Climate Change with the assistance of local consultants. Ashley Dias, director for biodiversity conservation said the census seeks to provide updated information on some of the island nation’s threatened species. “These are the Seychelles scops owl, Seychelles […]

fashion
Seychelles

Seychelles’ L’Union Estate on La Digue to host Creole Festival’s fashion show for the first time

Seychelles’ third most important island – La Digue – will for the first time this year host the prestigious fashion event, showcasing uprising Seychellois fashion designers during the annual Creole Festival. The announcement was made by the Creative Industries and National Events Agency (CINEA) during a press conference on Tuesday called to unveil details of the 34th edition of the Festival Kreol (Creole […]

Seychelles

When last place is an honour: World traveller chooses Seychelles as global tour’s final stop

Seychelles is the 195th and last country to be visited by a U.N. employee-turned-travel blogger on her world record-setting journey which started in 2017. Born in the U.S. city of Detroit to Ugandan parents, Jessica Nabongo, a travel influencer — became the first documented black woman to visit every UN member countries when she landed in Seychelles on Sunday. The 115-island archipelago in […]

Seychelles

6 facts about Seychelles reveal how Napoleon and Marie-Antoinette are linked to the islands

How are French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, the ill-fated Louis XVI of France and Queen Marie-Antoinette linked to the Seychelles? And have you heard of a stolen stone? Find out more interesting and intriguing historical facts about the island nation – all happening in September – through this week’s Buzz. September 4, 1801 Thirty-eight deportees arrive on La Digue Island from […]

Seychelles
Seychelles

5 major milestones in Seychelles, which soon turns 250

Seychelles this week launched a year-long celebration of a massive milestone: the island nation’s 250th anniversary. Though the islands were claimed by France in 1756, the Seychelles – 115 islands in the western Indian Ocean — remained uninhabited until the first settlers arrived on board the ship Thélemaque. The date on record is August 27, 1770. Captain Leblanc Lecore landed […]

Seychelles
Seychelles

Orphans in Seychelles to benefit from Japanese academic leadership programme

Young Seychellois who are orphaned or who were abandoned at birth can now benefit from scholarships for higher education through a Japanese academic leadership programme. The Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI) is as of this month offering scholarships to young people from Seychelles to study at universities in Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, and other European countries. “We thought […]