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Vol 42 No 18

Published 14th September 2001


Seychelles

Of tuna and tourists

When supermarkets run out of imported toilet paper and shoppers fight for the last disposable nappies, there's a problem - in Seychelles, if not in most African countries. And when your head of state, seeking re-election, admits times are tough and will get worse before they get better, the problem is clearly huge. The loo rolls were back in the shops in time for the poll but shelf-space elsewhere was bare, amid a chronic foreign exchange shortage and painful legislation aimed at remedying it.

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