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Is AFCON qualifier postponement good news for Nigeria?

On Thursday, the Confederation of African Football approved a proposal by Amaju Pinnick, President of the Nigerian Football Federation, to postpone March's Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers involving the continent's five World Cup representatives. Among the fixtures to be rescheduled are Nigeria's aw


Cte D'Ivoire, Egypt, and Togo lead Africa on development progress

A map of Africa. Photo by: Pixabay NAIROBI - The rate of progress on human development has slowed over the past five years, according to the 2017 Ibrahim Index of African Governance, released today. The report found that progress in education has "nearly ground to a halt" and the public is also losi


Island Nations, With No Time to Lose, Take Climate Response Into Their Own Hands

BONN, Germany - Fijian singers strumming ukuleles serenade delegates to the United Nations climate talks as they enter the conference hall. A traditional two-hulled sailing craft, or drua, is on display by the entrance to signify that when it comes to rising seas, all nations are in the same boat. B


Welcoming the world: Rwanda to start issuing visas on arrival for all countries

President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, speaking at the London Summit on Family Planning. Picture: Russell Watkins/Department for International Development/Flickr facebookgoogleplustwitterwhatsappviber Rwanda has announced that effective from 01 January 2018, nationals of all countries will get visa upon a


Seychelles Tourism Board CEO: environment is the focal point of tourism

Sherin Francis who is the Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board had been interviewed by many high-profile media organizations while attending the World Travel Market (WTM) in London. The 2017 WTM was conducted from 6th to 8th November. The consistent tourism growth of Seychelles was one of


Tourism - An unexplored 'gold mine'!

The economic diversification agenda of Zambia defined in the Seventh National Development Plan places immense importance not only on agriculture and industrialization, but also on tourism. Tourism remains greatly unexploited regardless of the sector's possibility to transform the economy of our coun


Jet, set, go...Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines celebrates inaugural Manchester to Mauriti

Fred. Olsen guests enjoyed a colourful start to their 'Indian Ocean' fly-cruise holiday at Manchester Airport, on 15th November 2017, when they celebrated the cruise line's first-ever flight from Manchester to Mauritius, in partnership with Thomas Cook Airlines. A total of 250Fred. Olsen guests boar


Air Seychelles Thrills 254 Schoolchildren With Full Aircraft Experience

A group of 254 children were given the full Air Seychelles experience today as part of a fun-filled educational tour of the airline's jet aircraft at Seychelles International Airport. Hailing from La Misre, Glacis, English River and Les Mamelles elementary schools, the children visited Air Seychelle


10 Private Island Retreats You Can Rent

We recently featured some of the most luxurious holiday homes-now, we're taking things up a notch with private islands you can rent all to yourself. From lush tropical hideaways in the Caribbean to a secluded Mediterranean mansion off the coast of Ibiza, being stuck on an island has never looked so


Over 60 Groups Call For Climate Damages Tax

BONN, Germany - Today in Bonn, Germany at the international climate talks a group of over 50 leading civil society organisations and key individuals including Naomi Klein called for the implementation of a Climate Damages Tax, a tax on the fossil fuel industry to pay for devastating loss and damage


How The FDA Responds When Asked To Prove That It's Safe To Inject Mercury (Thimerosal) Into Babies

World Mercury Project advertisement - learn more Background: Peter Patriarca, an FDA employee, admitted back in 1999, in a confidential e-mail obtained through FOIA, that, "... the greatest point of vulnerability on this issue is that the systematic review of thimerosal in vaccines by the FDA coul


Seychelles Packages-Make It A Lifetime Memorable Trip!

The newly wedded couple search for interesting honeymoon packages online. With the help of the Internet, they come up to the agents who are famous for planning an organized trip. There are couples who had a lovely destination wedding. Their next target is to book flights to a place where they can sp


How Data Sharing Is Stopping Illegal Fishing in the Indian Ocean

Somali vendors prepare fish for sale at Bosaso beach in Puntland northeastern Somalia, on December 17, 2016. In July 2016, the trawler Greko 1 approached Mombasa, Kenya, a major fishing port on the western Indian Ocean. Registered in Belize and owned by a Panamanian subsidiary of a Greek company, th


Air Seychelles Appoints Japha Ally as General Manager Human Resources

Mr Ally brings more than 25 years of international corporate human resources experience to his new role at Air Seychelles, where he will be in charge of developing and implementing the airline's strategic people policies and programmes. In his previous role, Mr Ally held the position of Human Resour


US Companies Dodge $70 Billion a Year in Offshore Tax Havens

Just last week, a group of investigative journalists unveiled a new source of records known as the Paradise Papers. Following on the heels of the Panama Papers, this stash of records sent from an anonymous source gives us a closer look at how wealthy individuals and multinational corporations hide t


2017 Top Travel Specialists We Trust

The more unpredictable our natural and political landscapes become, the more we feel the urge to visit places untouched by the news cycle. So, as we continue to support and keep a close watch on those areas hit hardest by a rash of hurricanes, fires, and foreign-policy blunders, we're craving the ki


Madagascar: The number of new cases of pneumonic plague has steadily declined since mid-October

According to UN and Madagascar health officials, from 7 to 10 November 2017, 86 confirmed, probable and suspect cases of plague (73 pneumonic and 9 bubonic) were reported.Bipolar staining of a plague smear prepared from lymph aspirated from an adenopathic lymph node, or bubo, of a plague patient./CD


Mauritian bank MCB Group's profit rises in its first quarter

PORT LOUIS, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Mauritian lender MCB Group Ltd said on Tuesday its pretax profit rose 0.9 percent to 2.07 billion rupees ($60.79 million) in its first quarter ended September, helped by higher net interest income. MCB, which also operates in Madagascar, the Maldives, the Seychelles,


Vice Principals: The Union of the Wizard & the Warrior Recap

The school year is ending at North Jackson High School, and there is a lot to get done. The final tests have been taken, but the killer stalks the hallways. Neal Gamby (McBride) is now the interim principal after pummeling Lee Russell (Goggins) and usurping King Ding a Ling. With that said, there ar


The 20 Fastest-growing Travel Destinations in the World

Every year, the United Nations World Tourism Organization tracks travel trends to predict the newest up-and-coming destinations. The organization tracks international visitators and presents information about which countries are spiking interest. And over the past year, some unlikely countries have