‘Mad Mike’ Hoare, Irish Mercenary Leader in Africa, Dies at 100
His exploits included fighting in wars, rescuing hostages, searching for a lost city and staging a farcical aborted coup.
Lebanon’s Prime Minister Gave $16 Million to South African Model
Saad Hariri did not make the payments while he was prime minister, South African court records show, but the revelation is likely to tarnish his image.
How Much Do You Know About Seychelles?
Can you find Seychelles on a map? What else do you know about this island nation with about 95,000 people?
Seychelles President Makes Underwater Plea to Protect World’s Seas
Danny Faure, the leader of the Indian Ocean island nation, spoke from a submersible craft that had dived to 406 feet as part of a scientific research mission.
Billionaire Backer of Maria Butina Had Russian Security Ties
Konstantin Nikolaev, the oligarch who helped finance Ms. Butina, has been an investor in projects linked to the Russian government.
Ancient Crocodiles Once Feasted on Giant Tortoises on This Island
Bite marks on fossils found on an atoll near eastern Africa suggest that this paradise for the world’s most common giant tortoise may have once been a much scarier place.
Island Nations, With No Time to Lose, Take Climate Response Into Their Own Hands
Island states that are least responsible for global emissions but most vulnerable to storms and rising seas are looking outside the United Nations process for aid.
Seychelles Reports a Case of Plague
A man fell ill after returning from Madagascar, which is struggling to contain a rash of plague cases. It is the first instance of the outbreak spreading to another country.
Four Resorts for a Private Island Vacation
Properties in Africa and Indonesia offer snorkeling, swimming, sandy beaches and seclusion.
Sven Lindblad Takes Passengers to the Wild Places
The head of Lindblad Expeditions on finding rare natural wonders by ship and promoting conservation consciousness.
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