By Najibu Mulema

Danny Faure 54, was born on 8 May,1962 in Uganda at Kilembe mines in Kasese to Seychellois parents working at the mine at the time.

He is married with four children.

His parents returned to Seychelles when Faure was nine years old.

Faure completed his primary and secondary education in the Seychelles island before moving to Cuba in 1980 where he acquired a degree in political science.

He returned to Seychelles in 1985 and became an assistant curriculum officer in the ministry of Education and a lecturer at National Youth Service (NYS) and Seychelles polytechnic.

In June 1989, he was appointed director of the NYS.

Faure served as a leader of government business in the National Assembly a position he held until 1998 during the reign of France-Albert Rene.

In 1998, he was appointed minister of Education and finance minister in 2006. In July 2010, Faure was appointed vice president of Seychelles up to the time he was appointed president in September 2016.