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Seychelles

Death toll in Uganda boat accident rises

The death toll from a boat accident on Lake Victoria over the weekend rose to 33, Ugandan police said, as survivors described moments of heavy drinking and raucous fun before the vessel, slammed by powerful waves, sank.

Death toll in Tanzanian ferry disaster stands at 218

Divers rescued a man from the wreck of an overcrowded Tanzanian ferry two days after it capsized on Lake Victoria.

India donates Do 228 to the Seychelles

The Indian government has donated a Dornier 228 aircraft to the Seychelles Coast Guard for use in maritime surveillance and patrol operations.

Seychelles parliament blocks planned Indian naval base

Seychelles parliament will not ratify a pact allowing India to build naval facilities on one of the archipelago’s islands, a top foreign affairs ministry official said.

Seychelles cancels agreement for the establishment of Indian naval base

Seychelles President Danny Faure says his government has cancelled the security cooperation agreement signed early this year for the establishment of an Indian naval base on the remote island of Assumption.

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