Seychelles (i/seɪˈʃɛlz/say-SHELZ; French: [sɛʃɛl]), officially the Republic of Seychelles (French:République des Seychelles; Creole: Repiblik Sesel), is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The 115-island country, whose capital is Victoria, lies 1,500 kilometres (932mi) east of mainland East Africa. Other nearby island countries and territories include Comoros, Mayotte, Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius to the south.
The Seychelles were uninhabited throughout most of recorded history. Some scholars assume that Austronesian seafarers and later Maldivian and Arab traders were the first to visit the uninhabited Seychelles. The earliest recorded sighting by Europeans took place in 1502 by the Portuguese Admiral Vasco da Gama, who passed through the Amirantes and named them after himself (islands of the Admiral). The earliest recorded landing was in January 1609, by the crew of the "Ascension" under Captain Sharpeigh during the fourth voyage of the British East India Company.
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The handing over ceremony in the Aldabra boardroom at the Capital City building was in the presence of the bank’s managing director Nazim Mahmood who presented the cheque to the treasurer of the Seychelles Stroke Foundation, Lysette Sullivan.
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Besides Mr Pool the other committee members are Alvin Grandcourt (vice-chairperson), Alexandrine Zelia (secretary), Peggy Agathine (treasurer), Liana Jean-Lopez, Yanaisy Jean and the ambassador of Cuba to Seychelles, Martha Hernández Caneiro.
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19th cohort of medical team from China to arrive in Seychelles in two weeks ... Dr Fengqiang also pointed out that looking back on the last two years, the successful cooperation has been a treasure for both Seychelles and China.