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Maritime security the Seychelles way

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- May 25, 2019 02:42

Africa’s smallest nation is setting a standard for safe sustainable seas through the prosecution of pirates, international maritime cooperation, and proactive measures to protect its exclusive economic zone. As the ... Read More

Avoiding dangerous vacations 2018

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- September 19, 2018 21:27

This is the sixth year that we have posted dangerous vacations destination information collected from news articles and reported law cases. Read More

Piracy conference addresses safety of British nationals visiting Indian Ocean region

editor editor- September 21, 2012 03:13

The British High Commission in Seychelles will host the Indian Ocean Consular Piracy Awareness Conference between September 24-26. Read More

UK and Denmark supports Seychelles in fight against piracy

editor editor- January 31, 2012 05:31

International cooperation to counter the increasing threat of piracy has led to the successful detention of 18 suspected pirates who will be transferred to, and possibly prosecuted, in Seychelles. Read More

India navy confirms ship will be in Port Victoria for carnival days

editor editor- January 27, 2012 03:00

The Indian Military Attaché based in the Seychelles has today confirmed that an Indian Navy Ship will make a call to Port Victoria in the Seychelles in the spirit of ... Read More

Indian Ocean Commission, African Union and Seychelles discuss greater cooperation

editor editor- January 12, 2012 07:30

Seychelles Foreign Minister, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, has met with the African Union Chairperson, Mr. Read More

Vision for a new Seychelles

editor editor- January 3, 2012 04:56

“At the start of this new year, I wish that you continue to serve Seychelles with passion, devotion, enthusiasm, and pride – the sentiments which I, as the Commander in ... Read More

Seychelles carnival to host navy ships to stand in solidarity against piracy

editor editor- December 29, 2011 03:30

Navies from the Community of Nations are being invited to be in Seychelles from March 2-4, 2012 to echo a message of solidarity against the continued presence of Somali pirates ... Read More

Piracy fears undermine Kenya’s cruise tourism

editor editor- December 28, 2011 06:21

Cruise tourism along the East Africa coast suffered a major blow this year despite a surge in the global scene this year. Read More

Seychelles and China working together on safety of Indian Ocean

editor editor- December 3, 2011 05:46

Seychelles President James Michel has met with the Chinese Minister for National Defense and State Councillor, General Liang Guanglie, and a high-level military delegation at State House in Seychelles Read More

Piracy soon develops into terrorism

editor editor- October 31, 2011 05:49

Seychelles President James Michel has welcomed the progress made by the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Perth today, in identifying piracy as one of the main areas of ... Read More

Somali piracy and terror pose threat to East African tourism

editor editor- October 28, 2011 03:22

(eTN) - Recent terror attacks in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi and an increase of Somali piracy on the East African coast have posed a threat and a drawback to ... Read More

Security Council calls for regional cooperation to fight Somali piracy

editor editor- October 26, 2011 03:42

The Security Council renewed its call today for tougher anti-piracy measures in Somalia and the wider region, urging all countries to adopt laws and cooperate with international organizations to accel Read More

Indian Ocean Commission to focus on advancing relationships and standing

editor editor- October 19, 2011 08:22

The Seychelles’ Presidency of the Indian Ocean Commission will focus on advancing the relationships and standing of the organization, strengthening the unified voice of Small Island Developing State Read More

Kenya, Seychelles and Tanzania sign joint security and piracy declaration

editor editor- October 17, 2011 06:17

Kenya's Minister for Tourism, Najib Balala; the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Alain St.Ange; and Tanzania's Minister for Tourism & Natural Resources, Ezekiel Maige; met on the sidelines of ... Read More

UK to set up maritime center in Seychelles to combat piracy

editor editor- October 15, 2011 05:02

Speaking at the British Chamber of Shipping, Foreign Office Minister Henry Bellingham today outlined the UK’s ongoing commitment to tackle piracy off the coast of East Africa. Read More

West African officials call for greater UN involvement in fight against piracy

editor editor- September 27, 2011 04:54

Top West African officials are calling for greater United Nations and international support to prevent the region’s coasts from becoming a haven for pirates and to fight growing drug and ... Read More

Seychelles supports Red Cross Horn of Africa Appeal

editor editor- September 10, 2011 05:39

The Seychelles Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Home Affairs, Environment, Transport, and Energy, along with conference co-host, the South Asia and Africa regional Port Stability Cooper Read More

Seychelles and Mauritius sign pirates transfer agreement

editor editor- July 22, 2011 03:26

The Chair of the High Level Committee on Piracy has applauded the recent pre-trial prisoner transfer agreement signed between Mauritius and the European Union, which is the first step towards ... Read More

Seychelles committed to fight against piracy

editor editor- July 19, 2011 05:22

A representatives of the Seychelles Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the High Level Committee on Piracy, Mr. Read More

Seychelles and Spain cooperate in fight against piracy

editor editor- July 5, 2011 03:45

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, met with the Minister for Defense of the kingdom of Spain, Mrs. Read More

US ready to support African states in war against Somali piracy

editor editor- June 15, 2011 07:18

TANZANIA (eTN) - The United States is looking at appropriate measures that would help African states to fight Somali piracy in the Indian Ocean waters. Read More

Payment of ransom to ocean terrorists intercepted

editor editor- May 27, 2011 03:08

(eTN) - Information was received yesterday via the Nairobi-based Ecoterra International organization that authorities in Mogadishu reportedly intercepted two aircraft, crews, and passengers carrying w Read More

Indian Prime Minister arrives in Tanzania today

editor editor- May 26, 2011 07:08

TANZANIA (eTN) - is arriving in Tanzania today in an official trip aimed to strengthen bilateral cooperation between India and Tanzania and take up issues of terrorism and piracy in ... Read More

Seychelles and Puntland strengthen piracy agreement

editor editor- May 13, 2011 03:12

Earlier today, during a meeting held at the Seychelles Ministry of Foreign Affairs where several piracy-related issues were discussed, it was announced that Puntland will accept the transfer of all ... Read More

Seychelles continues fight against piracy

editor editor- May 7, 2011 03:21

Seychelles was represented at the three-day Africa Military Legal Conference meeting by a delegation of legal and technical experts. Read More

Ban: Comprehensive global response to piracy off Somalia needed

editor editor- April 19, 2011 01:35

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for a comprehensive response to maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia, saying the menace is a consequence of the overall insecurity, lack of a ... Read More

China and Seychelles solidify fight against piracy

editor editor- April 13, 2011 04:46

Two Chinese Navy Frigates will arrive in Port Victoria, Seychelles, on Thursday, April 14. The Seychelles Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Read More

Seychelles and Russia meet to discuss security challenges

editor editor- March 29, 2011 02:50

Seychelles and Russia are set to deepen cooperation over security issues following discussions held with a high-level Russian delegation lead by the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian ... Read More