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Mr. Roger Mancienne

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Seychelles National Party

Employment History

  • ALN Vice President
    Seychelles National Party
  • Secretary-General, Vice President for Eastern Africa
    Africa Liberal Network
  • Editor

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Secretary-General


  • B.A. , English and Education
    Coe College
  • Moray House College of Education
37 Total References
Web References
Executive Committee, 24 June 2012 [cached]
-Mr Roger Mancienne, Secretary-General of the Seychelles National Party. Vice-President for Eastern Africa
ALN Newsletter - May 2009 - The Africa Liberal Network, 1 May 2009 [cached]
Roger Mancienne, Secretary-General, Seychelles National Party; ALN Vice President for East Africa
ALN Newsletter May 2008 Issue - The Africa Liberal Network, 1 May 2008 [cached]
Roger Mancienne,Secretary General Seychelles National Party
Since the return to a pluralistic political system in 1993, the Seychelles National Party (SNP) has campaigned hard and consistently for fair conditions for elections.
Ismail Jussa of CUF, Tanzania and Roger Mancienne of SNP, Seychelles represented ALN as speakers at the Liberal International Human Rights Forum which took place in Taipei, 7-9 December 2007.
Mr Jussa drew on the previous and current history of Zanzibar to discuss the issue of human trafficking in Tanzania while Mr Mancienne gave an overview of the ALN, its mission and activities.
While they were assembling there were ..., 4 Oct 2006 [cached]
While they were assembling there were lots of police and an anti-riot unit - they went into action immediately," Roger Mancienne, editor of the weekly opposition newspaper, Regar, told IRIN. Mancienne, who was among those detained by police, said: "The leaders of SNP were immediately apprehended - party officials were severely beaten and kept in custody in the hospital because of their wounds.
The editor of Regar, Roger Mancienne, who is also secretary-general of the opposition Seychelles National Party (SNP), told IRIN that the attack came "when the political climate is getting a bit tense" ahead of the presidential elections to be held before the first week of August 2006. He claimed that the SNP and the newspaper had been targeted by the ruling Seychelles People's Progressive Front (SPPF) at its recent political rallies, after the weekly exposed an alleged corrupt property deal implicating a senior member of the SPPF.
"He [Mancienne] is a member of the opposition - these claims are expected of him," he told IRIN. The fire damaged the press but the cooling system prevented it from spreading to the entire building. A piece of cloth soaked in kerosene was found in the debris. Mancienne said the press will be operational soon. Regar has quite often been sued for libel by the government. Since one-party rule was abolished in 1993, freedom of speech has improved in the islands, where government controls much of the media, including the only daily newspaper, radio and TV station.
Mancienne argued that devaluing the currency would not necessarily lead to rising levels of imported inflation. "Locally we are already paying high prices - at dollar terms the prices of goods here are very high ... compared to other countries [in the region]. But he maintained that devaluation "is the only way to stimulate the economy. As long as business cannot get foreign exchange to maintain their investments and equipment etc ... we cannot move forward. Government departments have also had to cope with foreign currency shortages, he alleged. "Now our hospitals are short of medical supplies and critical equipment ... government departments themselves have to struggle to get forex - they are not succeeding; they are building up huge unpaid bills with suppliers overseas," Mancienne said.
Mancienne noted that in terms of tourism, the Seychelles was losing its competitive advantage. "Prices are ridiculous - we've milked tourism on that basis just too much. There are enormous taxes on wines, and hotels place their own high charges on wines on top of that. It's just a turn-off for the tourist. The impression now, internationally, is that Seychelles is over-expensive and you're being ripped off. Even the value of the rupee comes into play in this regard," he said. Mancienne added that the country has "fewer hotel beds now than four years ago ... the government has put a lot of emphasis on five-star developments with a limited number of rooms, which is where we've got it wrong.
Roger Mancienne ..., 3 Feb 2008 [cached]
Roger Mancienne Secretary General of Seychelles National Party
Roger Mancienne was born in the Seychelles in 1947.He was educated at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in English and Education (B.A.).He later attended Moray House College of Education in Edinburgh, Scotland for a diploma in linguistics.With a varied career in both linguistics and journalism, he went on to become a founding member of the Seychelles National Party in 1990.He served as the English language curriculum development officer with the Seychelles Ministry of Education (1976-1979) and served as a linguistic consultant from 1982-1990.He was elected to the national assembly in 1998 after founding the Regar newspaper (where he also served as managing editor) in 1992.He has served as Secretary-General of the Seychelles National Party since 1993.Mr. Mancienne currently lives in La Misere, Mahe, Seychelles.
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