Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism - Foreign Affairs Department, Republic of Seychelles |

President Ramkalawan Condemns Drone Attacks on the United Arab Emirates

President Wavel Ramkalawan conveyed his condolences and sympathy to the Government and people of the United Arab Emirates for the loss of lives and material damage caused by this terrorist attack

On a visit to the United Arab Emirates, where he is participating in the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) Summit 2022, President Wavel Ramkalawan has condemned the recent drone attacks on Abu Dhabi international airport, resulting in the loss of lives and injuries to innocent civilians. “Seychelles stands in solidarity…

Source: State House – Office of the President of the Republic of Seychelles |

President Ramkalawan attends opening ceremony of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) Summit 2022

President Ramkalawan is participating alongside various Heads of State, senior policymakers, CEOs, entrepreneurs and members of academia

On the first day of his overseas mission in Abu Dhabi, President Wavel Ramkalawan attended the official opening of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) Summit 2022 held this morning. President Ramkalawan is participating alongside various Heads of State, senior policymakers, CEOs, entrepreneurs and members of academia to engage in…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism - Foreign Affairs Department, Republic of Seychelles |

High Commissioner Morel represents Seychelles at the SADC Extraordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government

The Summit was officially opened and chaired by His Excellency Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, President of the Republic of Malawi, in his capacity as the Chairperson of SADC

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) convened an extraordinary summit meeting this week in Lilongwe to discuss the organization’s efforts and deployment in bringing back peace and security in the northern province of Cabo Delgado of Mozambique. High Commissioner Morel attended the Summit on behalf of President Ramkalawan, which concluded…

Source: State House – Office of the President of the Republic of Seychelles |

President Ramkalawan to attend Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) Summit 2022

The ADSW Summit provides a platform for global leaders to discuss the latest trends shaping the world’s sustainability agenda

President Wavel Ramkalawan will proceed on overseas mission to participate in the upcoming Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) Summit 2022. During the mission, the President will attend the official opening ceremony on 17th January, the Zayed Sustainability Prize Award Ceremony as well other events on the sidelines of the summit.…

Source: State House – Office of the President of the Republic of Seychelles |

Seychelles successfully launches national programme to provide free access to sanitary products for all school girls

This initiative stemmed from a motion presented by a member of the National Assembly, Hon. Regina Esparon

All school girls in Seychelles, will at the start of the academic school year January 2022 have access to sanitary pads free of charge in all state and private schools as well as in professional centres across the island. This was made formal during a donation ceremony held this morning…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism - Foreign Affairs Department, Republic of Seychelles |

Seychelles and ASEAN will co-host the ASEAN AFRICA Forum in 2022

The forum will aim at sharing the upcoming prospects to foster economic growth

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Mr Sylvestre Radegonde, held discussions with the Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), H.E. Dato Lim Jock Hoi, at the ASEAN headquarters in Jakarta yesterday. The ASEAN Secretary General, who was recently on a working visit to Seychelles, recalled his…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism - Foreign Affairs Department, Republic of Seychelles |

The Government of Seychelles condemns pirate attacks off the coast of Hodeidah

Such blatant acts jeopardise regional security and place the protection of the region's citizens at risk

Seychelles has long been at the forefront of the fight against piracy in the Western Indian Ocean, and therefore, we are deeply disturbed by the recent attacks on the UAE-flagged vessel in the Red Sea. The Government of Seychelles condemns in the strongest terms the recent pirate attacks on the…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism - Foreign Affairs Department, Republic of Seychelles |

30th Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) Policy Organs Meetings

Brigadier Michael Rosette, Chief of Defence Forces of the Republic of Seychelles participated in the EACDS meeting and also attended the EASF Council of Ministers meeting

Seychelles participated in the 30th Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) Policy Organs Meetings (POM) held in Kampala Uganda from 13 to 17 December 2021.  The POM comprised of three levels of meetings; the Expert meeting, the Eastern Africa Chiefs of Defence and Security  (EACDS) meeting and the Council of Ministers meeting. The…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Local Reviews of Sustainable Development Progress in Africa Published

As cities, districts and governorates increasingly engage in these processes, ECA stands ready to work closely with them and a coalition of other partners

Five African localities have published Voluntary Local Reviews (VLRs) of their frameworks and progress towards regional and global sustainable development goals. These VLRs – in Accra, Harare, Ngora District, Victoria Falls and Yaoundé – were supported by ECA and are among a first wave of local-level reviews undertaken across Africa,…

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Repositioning Africa under the AfCFTA (By Zion Adeoye)

It is projected that under the AfCFTA, extreme poverty will significantly decline across the continent

Zion Adeoye, Managing Director For Centurion Law Group’s AfCFTA Desk Established in 2018, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), represents perhaps Africa’s biggest opportunity for the next few decades in its battle against poverty of all forms, energy and infrastructure included.  Against the backdrop of the tens of millions…