20120804 AFP The Indian Ocean archipelago of Seychelles said Friday it intends to make a bid to secure a UN Security Council seat in five years' time, according to a statement from the president's office.
20110929 Reuters VICTORIA (Reuters) - Voters in Seychelles began casting their ballots on Thursday in a parliamentary election that should hand the ruling People's Party a large majority after the main opposition group said it would boycott the poll.
20110526 Reuters COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark has signed an agreement with the Seychelles to enable the Danish navy operating off the Horn of Africa to hand over pirates to the Seychelles to be prosecuted, officials said on Wednesday.
20110521 Reuters VICTORIA (Reuters) - The people of Seychelles cast their ballots in a final day of polling on Saturday in a presidential election tainted by opposition accusations of voter bribery by the ruling party.
Thanks to Somali pirates, the most dangerous waters in the world lie off the Horn of Africa. But Seychelles President Jean Michel tells RFI that his country's jails are full and he does not have the means to respond to international pressure to tackle piracy.
Eleven Somali pirates have been given 10 years each in jail in the island nation of Seychelles, the presidency said on Monday. The pirates were sentenced on charges for attempting to hijack a coastguard vessel last December.