A Young & Dynamic Island Nation in the Indian Ocean - Early History of the Seychelles
Seychelles is a young nation which can trace its first settlement back to 1770. Settled by the French, the islands remained under their rule until the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo. Later in the 19th century, the Seychelles were ruled by Great Britain according to the treaty of Paris 1814. Enjoy a brief history of Seychelles islands (six major milestones) of its dynamic past.
Last Few Decades of History of the Republic of Seychelles - Brief History of Seychelles
The Seychelles Republic in the 21 century
Today, the Republic of Seychelles has become a very well established country and ranks as the second richest of Africa (reported per capita GDP). Tourism is one of the biggest contributors to the country’s GDP. As a well known tourist destination, the sector employs about 30% of the labour force and provides more than 70% of hard currency earnings. Seychelles is the first country to swap its IMF debt for a climate commitment to environmental goals.