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Country Profile 2012: Seychelles

Flag SeychellesHaving been allowed a clean sweep in the latest elections in late September 2011, thanks to a complete boycott by the main opposition party, President James Michel's Parti Lepep (PL) has been sufficiently embarrassed by its now complete political dominance to recognise the need for electoral reform.

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Sub Saharan Africa has more female MPs than do Arab countries

The number of female parliamentarians across the world pales in comparison to that of men, a global report released at the ongoing Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) meeting in Kampala, Uganda revealed.

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Uganda hires private investigator over journalist's shooting

An independent international investor has been hired to ascertain whether a Ugandan policeman shot a photojournalist.

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Maritime piracy and Somalia's global canker

Maritime piracy, much of it directed against international ships sailing off the coasts of Somalia, claim lives and many millions of dollars each year. Wanjohi Kabukuru looks at some of the African and international efforts under way to stem the problem, although ultimately only a lasting political solution on the ground in Somalia itself will be effective.

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Country Profile: SEYCHELLES

Flag SeychellesAftershocks of the upheaval
The ruling party may face an electoral backlash in 2011 if its IMF-backed fiscal fitness programme does not yield quick results and the islands' tourism industry continues to lag.

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