First president of independent Seychelles dies at 77

The first president of the Indian Ocean archipelago of Seychelles, James Richard Mancham, has died aged 77, the government said on Sunday.

"Historic step" for Seychelles as ruling party loses parliament

The opposition in the Seychelles won a historic majority in the tiny Indian Ocean nation’s 33-seat parliament Sunday, ending decades of control by the party of President James Michel.