It is telling that both Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi have prioritised visits to Mauritius and the Seychelles in recent years.
The lease on the only permanent US military base in Africa, Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti is $63M a year. China, building its own facility at the other end of the Gulf of Tadjoura, gets a bargain at $20M
It’s governance stupid! Improvement in governance in sub-Saharan Africa would lift more people out of poverty than either providing universal access to improved sanitation or eliminating communicable diseases
In December 2015, incumbent James Michel in the Seychelles won a run-off vote with 50.2% of the votes cast, against rival Wavel Ramkalawan – the margin was just 193 votes
Seychelles has the smallest population in Africa
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