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Monocle looks t James Michel, president of the Seychelles, and his motorcade, plus Malawi's new flag and Zanzibar's model way of dealing with political strife.

Ghana, Malawi, Oil production, Seychelles, Zanzibar elections, travel

ME AND MY MOTORCADE: NO.18

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Seychelles [JAMES MICHEL]

When you are president of a country made up of 115 islands, arranging a decent motorcade is not as simple as picking the right armour-plated car and buying a shiny new presidential jet. James Michel, president of the Seychelles, also has financial constraints. The Indian Ocean nation was badly hit by the global recession, requiring a €20m rescue package from the IMF.

Michel’s motorcade is, therefore, understandably understated. He is driven to work in a Toyota Camry and also has use…

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