Seychelles to Host U.S.-Led Regional Military Exercise

Posted January 14, 2016 at 5:07am

AllAfrica.com reports that “Seychelles will host a regional military exercise coordinated by the U.S. Navy later this month.”  

“The exercise, named Cutlass Express 2016, will take place January 30 to February 6 and will include forces from Comoros, Kenya, Mauritius, Madagascar, Mozambique and Tanzania, said Major Jean Attala from the Seychelles People Defence Forces.”  

“The military exercise will deal with scenarios that include piracy, illegal trafficking and illegal fishing. Attala said a Dornier patrol aircraft from Mauritius and naval vessels from Madagascar and France will join the Seychelles Coast Guard in the exercise.”