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SADC summit sees resolve to move Madagascar forward

At a SADC extraordinary summit held in the margins of the 20th Assembly of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Seychelles Vice President Danny Faure has saluted the teamwork and resolve of SADC member s

South Africa and Seychelles working for peaceful transition in Madagascar

Reports from South Africa is confirming that this coming Wednesday, Seychelles will play host to a high-level meeting between Andry Rajoelina and Marc Ravalomanana.

IATA & ICAO urge AU ministers to adopt action plan

MONTREAL, Canada -The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) urge Ministers attending the African Ministerial Meeting on Aviation Safet

Seychelles and South Africa look to form maritime development and tourism...

Seychelles President James Michel and his South African counterpart, President Jacob Zuma, held bilateral discussions in the margins of the 19th Session of the Assembly of the African Union in Addis A

Former Seychelles President reports on Egyptian Presidential Election

CAIRO, Egypt - HE Sir James R. Mancham, former President of Seychelles, was in Cairo, Egypt, to witness the Presidential Election along with other dignitaries.

Former Seychelles President will represent the African Union at upcoming Egyptian...

Seychelles former President James R. Mancham is to represent the African Union Commission in Egypt on the occasion of the Presidential Election scheduled for May 23 and 24, 2012.

Indian Ocean Commission, African Union and Seychelles discuss greater cooperation

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

President Obiang addresses African Union concerns at G20 summit

CANNES, France - In the second day of G20 economic talks, President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea represented the priorities of the African Union.

Payment of ransom to ocean terrorists intercepted

(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

Seychelles and Gabon to cooperate in the field of tourism

The Seychelles and the West African State of Gabon have met in Libreville to discuss cooperation in the field of tourism.

UN head has high hopes for Africa’s youth

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, has said Africa’s youth can do great things for the continent.

Gadaffi’s guards in fist fights at African Union summit

UGANDA (eTN) - As seen before during past state visits, the extra large contingent of security brought by Libyan leader, Gaddafi, came to blows again with their Ugandan counterparts.

African Union strengthens resolve on Somalia

KAMPALA, Uganda - Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, has welcomed the call by the African Union to strengthen its role in ensuring stability in the state of Somalia.

Seychelles commends United Nations commitment to Indian Ocean region

President James Michel has met with Margaret Vogt, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General to the Symposium on Piracy, who is also the Deputy Special Representative of the United Nation

African Union and UN impose sanctions on Madagascar

Following weeks of unsuccessful talks with the present regime in Tananarive, the patience of international observers and the African Union have finally run out.

African Union summit coming to Kampala

The scheduled summit of the African Union is due to take place in June this year in Kampala, but has now been cast in doubt over allegations that the country is not paid up, mainly due to sections of

African Union demands no fly zone over Somalia

The African Union, which maintains a peace keeping force in Somalia – incidentally with a very large contingent of Ugandan troops, over which radical Islamic militias have threatened reprisals again

Gaddafi a no-show at Kampala AU summit

The African Union Summit on Refugees, Internally Displaced People and Returnees took a beating when AU chairman Muammar Gaddafi, Libya’s leader, did not turn up in Kampala, and after allegedly also

Africa: Climate change victim number one

African governments, supported by the African Union (AU), are now in the process of drafting harmonized legislation in regard of the climate change presently sweeping the continent and giving Africa a

Somali piracy and Islamic militancy reaches Australia

The recent arrests in Australia of several Somali-born Australian citizens once again demonstrate the global reach of this festering problem originating from the Horn of Africa.

African Union now lays into Eritrea

In a rather unprecedented move over the weekend has the African Union called upon the UN Security Council to impose sanctions against Eritrea and other overt and covert supporters of the Somali milita

Seize the Obama moment!

The Commonwealth Journalists Association ( CJA) urgently needs to promote media freedom and the protection of journalists across the Commonwealth, said Rita Payne, chairman of the UK branch, at a Lond

Air accident in Entebbe raises more questions about Soviet-era aircraft

An Iljushin 76 crashed shortly after taking off this morning from Entebbe for the Somali capital of Mogadishu, carrying 11 crew and African Union contingent personnel.

Gaddafi vows to see a strong United States of Africa

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (eTN) - The new head of the African Union (AU), Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, said he would continue to press for the creation of a pan-African state that will strengt

Gaddafi wants to rule a new “USA”

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (eTN) - African leaders from the fifty-three nations have elected Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi as the new chairman of the African Union (AU), an organization formed to unit