Seychelles: If It's Thursday

. . . This must be a coup—oops!

As they boarded their flight in Swaziland last week, the burly young men in blazers, sports shirts and flannels looked every inch a South African rugby club off on a holiday to the Seychelles, the small (pop. 65,000), sun-drenched chain of islands off the East African coast. But soon after they arrived at Mahé's airport, their vacation plans went abruptly awry. When a surprised immigration official discovered a gun in one of the visitors' bags, the chap's companions whipped out automatic weapons. Obviously, this was no ordinary package tour. This was a...

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