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Piracy conference addresses safety of British nationals visiting Indian Ocean region

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

Seychelles and India strengthen bilateral cooperation

President James Michel of Seychelles has met with Prime Minister Dr.

UK and Denmark supports Seychelles in fight against piracy

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.

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

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 solidarity with the island nation

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.

Vision for a new Seychelles

“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 Chief, share with you.

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

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 off the coast of Africa

Piracy fears undermine Kenya’s cruise tourism

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

Seychelles and China working together on safety of Indian Ocean

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

Piracy soon develops into terrorism

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 concern for t

Somali piracy and terror pose threat to East African tourism

(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 the smooth growth of tourism in East Afr

Security Council calls for regional cooperation to fight Somali piracy

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

Indian Ocean Commission to focus on advancing relationships and standing

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

Kenya, Seychelles and Tanzania sign joint security and piracy declaration

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 the

UK to set up maritime center in Seychelles to combat piracy

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.

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

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 arms traffi

Seychelles supports Red Cross Horn of Africa Appeal

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

Seychelles and Mauritius sign pirates transfer agreement

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 prosecut

Seychelles committed to fight against piracy

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

Seychelles and Spain cooperate in fight against piracy

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

US ready to support African states in war against Somali piracy

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

Ministerial conference in India reviews battle against piracy

The Seychelles Ambassador based in New Delhi, India, Mr.

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

Indian Prime Minister arrives in Tanzania today

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 the Indian Ocean.

Seychelles and Puntland strengthen piracy agreement

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 co