Comoros

Country Comoros
Capital Moroni
Continent Africa
Currency Comorian franc(KMF)
Languages Comorian, Arabic & French

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Comoros has endured more than 20 coups or attempted coups since gaining independence from France in 1975. In 1997, the islands of Anjouan and Moheli declared independence from Comoros. In 1999, military chief Col. AZALI seized power in a bloodless coup, and helped negotiate the 2000 Fomboni Accords power-sharing agreement in which the federal presidency rotates among the three islands, and each island maintains its own local government. AZALI won the 2002 presidential election, and each island in the archipelago elected its own president. AZALI stepped down in 2006 and President SAMBI was elected to office. In 2007, Mohamed BACAR effected Anjouan's de-facto secession from the Union, refusing to step down in favor of fresh Anjouanais elections when Comoros' other islands held legitimate elections in July. The African Union (AU) initially attempted to resolve the political crisis by applying sanctions and a naval blockade on Anjouan, but in March 2008, AU and Comoran soldiers seized the island. The move was generally welcomed by the island's inhabitants.

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Comoros - Wikipedia
Comoros - CIA World Fact Book
Comoros - BBC
Comoros - Timeline - BBC

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Comoros president's party wins poll boycotted by opposition - Al Jazeera EnglishComoros president's party wins poll boycotted by opposition  Al Jazeera English

Comoros votes in parliamentary poll boycotted by opposition - Al Jazeera EnglishComoros votes in parliamentary poll boycotted by opposition  Al Jazeera English

Bullfighting, dancing and spending big: a wedding in the Comoros – photo essay - The GuardianBullfighting, dancing and spending big: a wedding in the Comoros – photo essay  The Guardian

Major constraints in the way of Comoros fisheries development program - SeafoodSourceMajor constraints in the way of Comoros fisheries development program  SeafoodSource

Comoros president's party wins assembly vote after opposition boycott - Yahoo NewsComoros president's party wins assembly vote after opposition boycott  Yahoo News

Formation of a huge underwater volcano offshore the Comoros - Phys.orgFormation of a huge underwater volcano offshore the Comoros  Phys.org

Comoros inaugurates Saudi-funded road network - ArabnewsComoros inaugurates Saudi-funded road network  Arabnews

Saudi Arabia's SFD-funded road begins ops in Union of Comoros - Construction Week OnlineSaudi Arabia's SFD-funded road begins ops in Union of Comoros  Construction Week Online

MEA includes Madagascar, Comoros in Indian Ocean Division - ANI NewsMEA includes Madagascar, Comoros in Indian Ocean Division  ANI News

Ministerial envoy from Comoros arrives in Oman - Times of OmanMinisterial envoy from Comoros arrives in Oman  Times of Oman

HM The Sultan Receives Condolences Cable from President of Comoros - Oman News AgencyHM The Sultan Receives Condolences Cable from President of Comoros  Oman News Agency

The Earth was humming because a huge underwater volcano was forming - ZME ScienceThe Earth was humming because a huge underwater volcano was forming  ZME Science

Rwanda's ex-PM heads AU mission to observe elections in Comoros - Political Analysis South AfricaRwanda's ex-PM heads AU mission to observe elections in Comoros  Political Analysis South Africa

Malnourishment occurs in both obesity and undernutrition - The Star OnlineMalnourishment occurs in both obesity and undernutrition  The Star Online

After Cote d'Ivoire and Comoros, Gambia to open a consulate in Dakhla on Tuesday - Yabiladi in EnglishAfter Cote d'Ivoire and Comoros, Gambia to open a consulate in Dakhla on Tuesday  Yabiladi in English

Bizarre incident as two clubs announce signing of Comoros Rafidine Abdullah at the same time - KingFutBizarre incident as two clubs announce signing of Comoros Rafidine Abdullah at the same time  KingFut

Egypt discover their opponents in U-20 Arab Cup draw - KingFutEgypt discover their opponents in U-20 Arab Cup draw  KingFut

Comoros and Gambia open Consulates in Morocco - BusinessGhanaComoros and Gambia open Consulates in Morocco  BusinessGhana

RELIVE: Africa's World Cup qualifying second round draw - FIFA.comRELIVE: Africa's World Cup qualifying second round draw  FIFA.com

Comoros seeks $4.6bn in investment to climb out of poverty - Aljazeera.comComoros seeks $4.6bn in investment to climb out of poverty  Aljazeera.com

Paris Conference to Raise €4.2 billion to Fund Development Projects in Comoros - Future Directions InternationalParis Conference to Raise €4.2 billion to Fund Development Projects in Comoros  Future Directions International

African Countries Will Be Going To The Polls - The Daily VoxAfrican Countries Will Be Going To The Polls  The Daily Vox

French-African fusion cuisine breaking down cultural barriers - RFIFrench-African fusion cuisine breaking down cultural barriers  RFI

Opening of consulates in occupied Western Sahara: AU called upon to take urgent measures - Sahara Press ServiceOpening of consulates in occupied Western Sahara: AU called upon to take urgent measures  Sahara Press Service

Jho Low, Linked to 1MBD Heist, Banked in Comoros Bank Owned by Kuwait Sheikh - The InterceptJho Low, Linked to 1MBD Heist, Banked in Comoros Bank Owned by Kuwait Sheikh  The Intercept

WATCH: The Comoro Islands seek to become Africa's perfumed nation - IOLWATCH: The Comoro Islands seek to become Africa's perfumed nation  IOL

Algeria and the Polisario denounce the opening of consulates by Guinea and Gabon in the Sahara - Yabiladi in EnglishAlgeria and the Polisario denounce the opening of consulates by Guinea and Gabon in the Sahara  Yabiladi in English

Sahara: Bolivia Abandons Polisario, Separatists' Isolation Deepens - The North Africa PostSahara: Bolivia Abandons Polisario, Separatists' Isolation Deepens  The North Africa Post

Tight race expected as the Comoros heads to the polls - DW (English)Tight race expected as the Comoros heads to the polls  DW (English)

Island of Comoros Raises $4 Billion to Fund Infrastructure, Tourism - Bloomberg Australia-NZIsland of Comoros Raises $4 Billion to Fund Infrastructure, Tourism  Bloomberg Australia-NZ

Emergency Plan of Action - Comoros: Tropical Cyclone Belna (DREF Operation n° MDRKM008 / PKM012) - Comoros - ReliefWebEmergency Plan of Action - Comoros: Tropical Cyclone Belna (DREF Operation n° MDRKM008 / PKM012) - Comoros  ReliefWeb

Outgoing FAO Regional Representative pays farewell visit - News - Office of the President of the Republic of SeychellesOutgoing FAO Regional Representative pays farewell visit - News  Office of the President of the Republic of Seychelles

Best African football teams of 2019 - The Africa ReportBest African football teams of 2019  The Africa Report

Guinea Opens General Consulate in Morocco's Dakhla - The AFRICAN BULLETINGuinea Opens General Consulate in Morocco's Dakhla  The AFRICAN BULLETIN

Quiz: Do you know the capital cities of these lesser-known countries? - Study International NewsQuiz: Do you know the capital cities of these lesser-known countries?  Study International News

Three African nations lose UN voting rights - Africa TimesThree African nations lose UN voting rights  Africa Times

Comoros: Tropical Cyclone Kenneth Emergency Plan of Action Operation Update n° 1 (Emergency appeal n° MDRKM007) - Comoros - ReliefWebComoros: Tropical Cyclone Kenneth Emergency Plan of Action Operation Update n° 1 (Emergency appeal n° MDRKM007) - Comoros  ReliefWeb

Country profile: The Comoros - africanewsCountry profile: The Comoros  africanews

Dreams of Comoros oil boom hang on seismic survey - FRANCE 24Dreams of Comoros oil boom hang on seismic survey  FRANCE 24

Kenyans impress in East Africa tourney - Daily NationKenyans impress in East Africa tourney  Daily Nation

103 countries South Africans can visit visa-free in 2020 - Soweto Urban103 countries South Africans can visit visa-free in 2020  Soweto Urban

Tropical Cyclone Kenneth smashes into the Comoros Islands - Al Jazeera EnglishTropical Cyclone Kenneth smashes into the Comoros Islands  Al Jazeera English

Welcome to FIFA.com News - Normalisation committee appointed for Comoros - FIFA.comWelcome to FIFA.com News - Normalisation committee appointed for Comoros  FIFA.com

India extends $20m Line of Credit to Comoros for defence, maritime cooperation - Times of IndiaIndia extends $20m Line of Credit to Comoros for defence, maritime cooperation  Times of India

At least three dead in gunfight in Comoros after opposition moves to unseat president - ReutersAt least three dead in gunfight in Comoros after opposition moves to unseat president  Reuters

Comoros: Tropical Cyclone Kenneth Emergency appeal Appeal n°MDRKM007 - Comoros - ReliefWebComoros: Tropical Cyclone Kenneth Emergency appeal Appeal n°MDRKM007 - Comoros  ReliefWeb

How did poverty-stricken Comoros raise $4 billion to fund tourism? - Buzz.travel | eTurboNews | Travel NewsHow did poverty-stricken Comoros raise $4 billion to fund tourism?  Buzz.travel | eTurboNews | Travel News

Comoros: Humanitarian Situation Report No #5 - Cyclone Kenneth (20 May 2019) - Comoros - ReliefWebComoros: Humanitarian Situation Report No #5 - Cyclone Kenneth (20 May 2019) - Comoros  ReliefWeb

Madagascar, Mayotte, Comoros, Mozambique - Tropical Cyclone TWO (Meteo France La Reunion, JTWC, UN OCHA, NOAA) (ECHO Daily Flash of 5 December 2019) - Madagascar - ReliefWebMadagascar, Mayotte, Comoros, Mozambique - Tropical Cyclone TWO (Meteo France La Reunion, JTWC, UN OCHA, NOAA) (ECHO Daily Flash of 5 December 2019) - Madagascar  ReliefWeb

SADC turns a blind eye to trouble in the Comoros - Institute for Security StudiesSADC turns a blind eye to trouble in the Comoros  Institute for Security Studies

Cyclone death toll jumps; Comoros struggles to restore power - Los Angeles TimesCyclone death toll jumps; Comoros struggles to restore power  Los Angeles Times

Moroni: VP Venkaiah Naidu conferred with highest Civilian Honour of Comoros - Economic TimesMoroni: VP Venkaiah Naidu conferred with highest Civilian Honour of Comoros  Economic Times

Madagascar, Mayotte, Comoros, French Southern Territories - Tropical Cyclone BELNA update (GDACS, JTWC, MeteoFrance, DGM, media ) (ECHO Daily Flash of 9 December 2019) - Madagascar - ReliefWebMadagascar, Mayotte, Comoros, French Southern Territories - Tropical Cyclone BELNA update (GDACS, JTWC, MeteoFrance, DGM, media ) (ECHO Daily Flash of 9 December 2019) - Madagascar  ReliefWeb

Tullow to kick off 3D seismic off Comoros - Upstream OnlineTullow to kick off 3D seismic off Comoros  Upstream Online

US Upgrades Travel Warning to Comoros After Post-Election Violence - Voice of AmericaUS Upgrades Travel Warning to Comoros After Post-Election Violence  Voice of America

World Bank pledges $175 million financial support for The Comoros - TODAY NEWS AFRICAWorld Bank pledges $175 million financial support for The Comoros  TODAY NEWS AFRICA

Comoros: Humanitarian Situation Report No #6 - Cyclone Kenneth (3 June 2019) - Comoros - ReliefWebComoros: Humanitarian Situation Report No #6 - Cyclone Kenneth (3 June 2019) - Comoros  ReliefWeb

Africa needs more female leaders - Vatican NewsAfrica needs more female leaders  Vatican News

Morocco, Comoros seek to enhance cooperation - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaMorocco, Comoros seek to enhance cooperation - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Indebted cutting-edge hospital in Comoros faces collapse - FRANCE 24Indebted cutting-edge hospital in Comoros faces collapse  FRANCE 24

Comoros: Humanitarian Situation Report No #2 - Cyclone Kenneth - Comoros - ReliefWebComoros: Humanitarian Situation Report No #2 - Cyclone Kenneth - Comoros  ReliefWeb

Pic story: 17-year-old girl from Comoros dreams of studying medicine in China - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaPic story: 17-year-old girl from Comoros dreams of studying medicine in China - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

In this Comorian community, an ambulance horn is music to one's ears - UNFPA NewsIn this Comorian community, an ambulance horn is music to one's ears  UNFPA News

Union of the Comoros – Elections (24.03.19) - France-Diplomatie - Ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères - France DiplomatieUnion of the Comoros – Elections (24.03.19) - France-Diplomatie - Ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères  France Diplomatie

UAE pledges AED184 million to support Comoros at donor conference in Paris - WAM ENUAE pledges AED184 million to support Comoros at donor conference in Paris  WAM EN

Advantage Angola as Comoros and Togo share spoils - FIFA.comAdvantage Angola as Comoros and Togo share spoils  FIFA.com

Madagascar, Mayotte, Comoros, Mozambique, La Reunion, Mauritius - Tropical Cyclones BELNA and AMBALI update (GDACS, Meteo France La Reunion, JTWC, NOAA, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 6 December 2019) - Madagascar - ReliefWebMadagascar, Mayotte, Comoros, Mozambique, La Reunion, Mauritius - Tropical Cyclones BELNA and AMBALI update (GDACS, Meteo France La Reunion, JTWC, NOAA, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 6 December 2019) - Madagascar  ReliefWeb

Comoros authorities detain journalist, censor newspapers amid political crisis - CPJ Press Freedom OnlineComoros authorities detain journalist, censor newspapers amid political crisis  CPJ Press Freedom Online

Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers: Mohamed Salah ruled out of Egypt's clashes against Kenya, Comoros owing... - FirstpostAfrica Cup of Nations qualifiers: Mohamed Salah ruled out of Egypt's clashes against Kenya, Comoros owing...  Firstpost

Comorian President receives UAE Ambassador - Emirates 24|7Comorian President receives UAE Ambassador  Emirates 24|7

2022 World Cup: Comoros coach names squad for Togo double-header - BBC News2022 World Cup: Comoros coach names squad for Togo double-header  BBC News

Egypt paired with Gabon, Libya, Angola in 2022 World Cup qualifiers - National Teams - Sports - Ahram OnlineEgypt paired with Gabon, Libya, Angola in 2022 World Cup qualifiers - National Teams - Sports  Ahram Online

Bank and its subsidiaries win a series of international prestigious - IPPmediaBank and its subsidiaries win a series of international prestigious  IPPmedia

All About Comoros - Africa.comAll About Comoros  Africa.com

Red Crescent launch Dh36 million projects in Comoros - Gulf NewsRed Crescent launch Dh36 million projects in Comoros  Gulf News

Africa in the news: Disputed election in Comoros, US sanctions on Cameroon, and attack on Mali villages - Brookings InstitutionAfrica in the news: Disputed election in Comoros, US sanctions on Cameroon, and attack on Mali villages  Brookings Institution

Comoros' economy expected to rebound, IMF says in fresh assessment - TODAY NEWS AFRICAComoros' economy expected to rebound, IMF says in fresh assessment  TODAY NEWS AFRICA

Comoros president named winner in election rejected by opposition - Reuters AfricaComoros president named winner in election rejected by opposition  Reuters Africa

V Prez embarks on 5-day visit to Comoros, Sierra Leone - All India RadioV Prez embarks on 5-day visit to Comoros, Sierra Leone  All India Radio

Opposition holds breath ahead of Comoros presidential polls - RFI EnglishOpposition holds breath ahead of Comoros presidential polls  RFI English

Clampdown on journalists in Comoros amid political crisis - IFEXClampdown on journalists in Comoros amid political crisis  IFEX

KSRelief continues health drive in Comoros - ArabnewsKSRelief continues health drive in Comoros  Arabnews

Comoros president pardons four jailed opponents - Seychelles News AgencyComoros president pardons four jailed opponents  Seychelles News Agency

President of Comoros greets Vice President Naidu, PM Modi on Diwali - ANI NewsPresident of Comoros greets Vice President Naidu, PM Modi on Diwali  ANI News

COMOROS: AfDB brings to €25.22 million its contribution for renewable energy - AFRIK 21COMOROS: AfDB brings to €25.22 million its contribution for renewable energy  AFRIK 21

exchangemagazine.com - January 7, 2020 | Tuesday Edition - Exchange Morning Postexchangemagazine.com - January 7, 2020 | Tuesday Edition  Exchange Morning Post

Comoros Court Validates Assoumani Victory in Presidential Vote - BloombergComoros Court Validates Assoumani Victory in Presidential Vote  Bloomberg

Political tensions dent Comoros energy ambitions - Petroleum EconomistPolitical tensions dent Comoros energy ambitions  Petroleum Economist

African Friendlies wrap: Comoros stun Guinea, Tunisia and Cameroon draw - Goal.comAfrican Friendlies wrap: Comoros stun Guinea, Tunisia and Cameroon draw  Goal.com

Togo frustrates Kenya in battle for Africa Cup of Nations place in Nairobi - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaTogo frustrates Kenya in battle for Africa Cup of Nations place in Nairobi - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Football: Uganda Wallop Comoros 20 0 In Cosafa - New VisionFootball: Uganda Wallop Comoros 20 0 In Cosafa  New Vision

Tullow Enters Comoros Offshore - OE DigitalTullow Enters Comoros Offshore  OE Digital

Comoros: Humanitarian Situation Report No #3 - Cyclone Kenneth (29 April 2019) - Comoros - ReliefWebComoros: Humanitarian Situation Report No #3 - Cyclone Kenneth (29 April 2019) - Comoros  ReliefWeb

Egypt held to a goalless draw by lowly Comoros - IOLEgypt held to a goalless draw by lowly Comoros  IOL

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu to Visit Comoros, Sierra Leone from October 10 to 14 - News18Vice President Venkaiah Naidu to Visit Comoros, Sierra Leone from October 10 to 14  News18

Egypt national team leaves for Comoros - EgypttodayEgypt national team leaves for Comoros  Egypttoday

7 countries lose vote in UN General Assembly over arrears - Seymour Tribune7 countries lose vote in UN General Assembly over arrears  Seymour Tribune

Cyclone Kenneth - Comoros Situation Report 1 - period covered: April 25, 2019 - Comoros - ReliefWebCyclone Kenneth - Comoros Situation Report 1 - period covered: April 25, 2019 - Comoros  ReliefWeb

UAE assures $50m to support Comoros developmental projects - Construction Week OnlineUAE assures $50m to support Comoros developmental projects  Construction Week Online

Comoros: The tiny islands spearheading the fight against climate - The New ArabComoros: The tiny islands spearheading the fight against climate  The New Arab