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Seychelles ex-president to be laid to rest today [The Morning Call]

Seychelles ex-president to be laid to rest today [The Morning Call]

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Seychelles is officially in national mourning today as former President France Albert Rene receives a state funeral.

Rene, Seychelles’ longest-serving president who led the island nation for more than a quarter century during one-party rule, died at the Seychelles hospital last week at the age of 83.

He had held office from 1977 when he took power in a coup d’état that ousted James Mancham.

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