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CNN announces dates to screen Seychelles carnival program

CNN announces dates to screen Seychelles carnival program ( The 2014 edition of the Seychelles Carnaval International de Victoria will be screened on the CNN Inside Africa program on May 16, 17 and 18. CNN covered the carnival this year and it was Mary Rogers, the Producer and Camerawoman and Ian Lee as Correspondent who had traveled to Seychelles to cover the carnival that was this year being jointly co-hosted by Seychelles, La Reunion, Madagascar, Mayotte and South Africa KwaZulu Natal. This year some 26 International Delegations which comprised of the Notting Hill Carnival of the UK, the Brazil Carnival, the Dusseldorf Carnival of Germany, the Italy Carnival, the Carnival from Indonesia and the Trinidad&Tobago Carnival all paraded together followed by cultural troupes from the Community of Nations.

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, has congratulated the countries who were represented by their cultural troupes saying that they were putting their culture and in so doing their people at the center of their country`s development. “This year we had 151 members of the international press in Seychelles to cover the carnival and the visibility each delegation can get out of being present at the carnival is more than anyone can pull at any tourism trade fair. At the carnival in Seychelles one`s culture and one`s people are proudly showcased instead of just dishing out glossy brochures," said Minister St.Ange.

The April carnival in Seychelles is listed on the calendar of events of the Indian Ocean Vanilla islands alongside the Tourism Trade Fair of Madagascar of May, the Cultural&Gastronomic Festival of Comoros in August, and the Festival Liberte Metisse of La Reunion in December.

It has now been confirmed that the 2015 UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization) Commission for Africa (CAF) Ministerial Meeting will be held in Seychelles at the same time as the 2015 edition of the carnival. The decision was taken at the 56th Session of the Commission for Africa Meeting that was held in Angola last week. “This will be a great opportunity for Africa as a whole to appreciate the Indian Ocean Event where one`s culture is showcased as a marketing tool for tourism destinations," said the Seychelles Minister.

CNN will air the 2014 Carnaval International de Victoria of the Seychelles on the following dates:

Friday, May 16, 2014 at 0930 and 1630 GMT
Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 1030 and 1730 GMT
Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 0530 GMT


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