Seychelles: Latest News

  • FIFA President Infantino Wants More African WC Spots

    FIFA President Infantino By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:52 am

    New FIFA president Gianni Infantino has suggested that Africa should receive two more World Cup qualification spots if his plan to expand the flagship competition from 32 to 40 teams is successful. Swiss UEFA Secretary General Gianni Infantino was elected as the new FIFA president at the end of February, and began working for world football’s governing body with immediate effect.

  • 8 African Countries That Spend The Least On Their Militaries

    By Lillian Mutiso, 6:15 am AFKI Original

    In recent years, African countries have increased spending on their militaries. This is mainly due to the need to fight terrorist organizations and rebel factions that have emerged across most parts of the continent. According to data compiles by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), while African countries don’t spend much on their militaries compared to developed nation, the ratio of annual budget spent on armies on the continent is among some of the highest in the world.

  • Chinese Tourists Help Push South African Tourism Out Of The Doldrums

    South African Tourism Out Of The Doldrums By Dana Sanchez, 6:34 pm

    South Africa’s tourism industry has seen its ups and downs, and right now, it’s up, thanks in part to Chinese tourists. Tourist arrivals from China were up 93 percent in January. A fairly horrible year in 2015, SA tourism was hurt by Ebola fears over an outbreak thousands of miles away and changes in the country’s visa regulations. Tourism contributed more than agriculture to SA’s GDP in 2014.

  • AFCON Qualifying: African Giants Head For Do Or Die Battles

    NFF Accused Oliseh - Super Eagles Nigeria Fans By Peter Pedroncelli, 8:23 am AFKI Original

    The African national teams are currently involved in Gabon 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying with matches to decide the teams that will progress to the next round of the qualification campaign to take part in the Nations Cup in early 2017. There are many fixtures taking place, with some of Africa’s best national teams involved in the campaign in an effort to earn their ticket to Gabon and a chance to be champions of Africa.

  • 6 Of Africa’s 10 Best Airports Are In South Africa

    Six of Africa's 10 best airports are in South Africa By Dana Sanchez, 10:06 pm

    Six of Africa’s 10 best airports are in South Africa, two are in North Africa and two are on islands, according to Skytrax World Airport Awards. Cape Town International Airport was ranked as Africa’s best airport Wednesday at the awards ceremony in Germany, with airports in Johannesburg and Durban ranking No. 2 and No. 3 on the continent based on surveys of airport customers. “Cape Town International Airport is consistently ranked as one of the best in the world‚” said Alan Winde‚ provincial minister of economic opportunities.

  • 8 Most Loved Sports In Africa

    Most loved sports - World Cup Qualifying Draw By Peter Pedroncelli, 3:42 am AFKI Original

    Africa is a sport mad part of the world, with the people of the African continent enjoying a variety of sports to watch or participate in, whether they are team sports or those practised by individuals. The love of fans on the continent for sports is clear in the passion that they exude when supporting their sports heroes or favourite teams. With this in mind, we take a look at the 8 most loved sports in Africa.

  • 8 Etsy Shops Selling Fair Trade And African Products

    By Julia AustinAFKI Original

    DarajaImports has a fusion of African designs, employing African artists that include widows, the physically disabled and young adults orphaned by genocide. Products are made from materials that are sustainable and often recycled. The shop owners work closely with the artists. Etsy is a platform for retailers who make and sell products for a cause. Check out 8 Etsy shops selling fair trade and African products.

  • Have It All To Yourself: 10 Dreamy Private Islands In Seychelles

    By Joe Kennedy, 6:30 pm

    The gorgeous Seychelles archipelago comprises 115 islands in total, many of which have earned the title “best in the world” by more publications than you can count. While many are uninhabited, there are numerous islands that feature swank luxury villas and allow you too have the entire place to yourself. Whether you’re a honeymooner, a privacy-seeking family or simply someone who wants to experience the Robinson Crusoe lifestyle, there’s an island to fit your mood — but be warned, they don’t come cheap! Here are our picks for the best private islands in Seychelles.

  • 8 Natural Sleep Remedies From African Traditional Medicine

    By Julia Austin, 8:55 am AFKI Original

    In much of rural Africa, traditional medicine is the only form of treatment. Silene capensis has been used by Xhosa tribes of South Africa during rites-of-passage rituals. It comes from the roots of a plant that South African natives call undlela ziimhlophe. It’s mostly known for helping people have lucid dreams but many people report waking up feeling incredibly well rested. The roots can be chewed or boiled down and steeped in tea. Some buyers share their experience with the root online. More than 4,000 plants are used for medicinal purposes in Africa. Check out 8 natural sleep remedies from Africa.

  • Will African Countries Copy India’s Ban On Free Internet?

    Will African Countries Copy India's Ban On Free Internet? By Dana Sanchez, 4:02 pm

    Facebook wants to bring Internet connectivity to hard-to-reach parts of Africa with free Internet. In past centuries, colonialism was about exploiting resources. In the modern world, it’s digital — moving in, setting up companies and building insurmountable user bases before any other company can. An Indian social network wouldn’t stand a chance against free Facebook, Indian companies argued, and the regulator agreed. Are African entrepreneurs different?

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