Seychelles initiative to address alarming heroin use rates

Seychelles initiative to address alarming heroin use rates

Officials in Seychelles are ramping up efforts to combat the island nation’s notorious heroin problem, which now effects more than 5 percent of the population age 15 or older. That’s according to survey results released earlier this month by the Agency for the Prevention of Drug Abuse and Rehabilitation, which…

In Comoros, Africa’s island nations talk disaster preparedness

Africa’s island nations in the Indian Ocean are increasingly vulnerable to natural disaster and need to urgently make a priority of their community resilience and preparedness, says the head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). “The devastating humanitarian and economic impact of natural disasters…

Seychelles makes history with first female Designated Minister

The Republic of Seychelles has welcomed the first woman to ever hold the Designated Minister post in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation. Macsuzy Mondon, a former teacher and a champion on education and gender equality issues, was sworn into office Friday during a ceremony at the statehouse in Victoria. Mondon,…