Comoros

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

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Introduction

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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19 Indians stranded in Comoros board flight for India - Livemint19 Indians stranded in Comoros board flight for India  Livemint

Emirates News Agency - President of Comoros receives UAE delegation - WAM ENEmirates News Agency - President of Comoros receives UAE delegation  WAM EN

Comoros: New Country Partnership Framework to Support Growth, Resilience - AllAfrica.comComoros: New Country Partnership Framework to Support Growth, Resilience  AllAfrica.com

Comoros: Trade and striving to end hunger and improve nutrition - Trade for Development NewsComoros: Trade and striving to end hunger and improve nutrition  Trade for Development News

19 Indians stranded in Comoroas board flight for India - ANI News19 Indians stranded in Comoroas board flight for India  ANI News

Plumbing Maintenance Worker - US Embassy in MadagascarPlumbing Maintenance Worker  US Embassy in Madagascar

Tourism as an Agent of Recovery in Post-COVID-19 Southern Africa - Future Directions InternationalTourism as an Agent of Recovery in Post-COVID-19 Southern Africa  Future Directions International

UN-Habitat launches climate resilience project in South Eastern Africa - PreventionWebUN-Habitat launches climate resilience project in South Eastern Africa  PreventionWeb

Covid Travel Restrictions Devastate Africa's Tourism Earnings - BNNCovid Travel Restrictions Devastate Africa's Tourism Earnings  BNN

Comoros confirms 1st coronavirus case - Anadolu AgencyComoros confirms 1st coronavirus case  Anadolu Agency

Union of the Comoros : Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility and Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Union of the Comoros - International Monetary FundUnion of the Comoros : Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility and Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Union of the Comoros  International Monetary Fund

Comoros verifies first confirmed coronavirus case - Al Jazeera EnglishComoros verifies first confirmed coronavirus case  Al Jazeera English

Comoros emerges as India’s key strategic partner in western Indian Ocean - Economic TimesComoros emerges as India’s key strategic partner in western Indian Ocean  Economic Times

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

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 9 August 2020, 6 pm EAT - CNBCAfrica.comCoronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 9 August 2020, 6 pm EAT  CNBCAfrica.com

Executive Board Approves US$12 Million in Emergency Assistance to the Union of the Comoros to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic - International Monetary FundExecutive Board Approves US$12 Million in Emergency Assistance to the Union of the Comoros to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic  International Monetary Fund

Coronavirus - African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,034,931) deaths (22,903), and recoveries (720,775) - CNBCAfrica.comCoronavirus - African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,034,931) deaths (22,903), and recoveries (720,775)  CNBCAfrica.com

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

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

With Comoros Elections, Azali Assoumani Cements His Authoritarian Rule - World Politics ReviewWith Comoros Elections, Azali Assoumani Cements His Authoritarian Rule  World Politics Review

India provides consignment of medical supplies to Comoros to tackle Covid-19, dengue - Times of IndiaIndia provides consignment of medical supplies to Comoros to tackle Covid-19, dengue  Times of India

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

Russia Sees Neocolonialism as An Investment Barrier in Africa - IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That MattersRussia Sees Neocolonialism as An Investment Barrier in Africa  IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters

Vice President greets people of Comoros on 45th independence day - Outlook IndiaVice President greets people of Comoros on 45th independence day  Outlook India

386 cases were confirmed in Comoros - teleSUR English386 cases were confirmed in Comoros  teleSUR English

‘There’s No More Water’: Climate Change on a Drying Island - The New York Times‘There’s No More Water’: Climate Change on a Drying Island  The New York Times

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

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

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

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

Saudi Fund for Development Finances a Vital Project Serving 500000 Citizens in Comoros - Business WireSaudi Fund for Development Finances a Vital Project Serving 500000 Citizens in Comoros  Business Wire

Covid-19: Comoros forces fire teargas at Muslims in mosques - New Straits TimesCovid-19: Comoros forces fire teargas at Muslims in mosques  New Straits Times

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

Tiny island of Comoros donates €100 to China to fight coronavirus - Gulf TodayTiny island of Comoros donates €100 to China to fight coronavirus  Gulf Today

Virtual celebration of the 244th Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America (ENG) - US Embassy in MadagascarVirtual celebration of the 244th Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America (ENG)  US Embassy in Madagascar

Comoros Businesses Shutter Shops to Protest Higher Customs Tax - Bloomberg TaxComoros Businesses Shutter Shops to Protest Higher Customs Tax  Bloomberg Tax

India launches Mission Sagar to assist island nations in Eastern Indian Ocean - The New Indian ExpressIndia launches Mission Sagar to assist island nations in Eastern Indian Ocean  The New Indian Express

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

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

Afcon 2021 Qualifiers: Kenya to miss key players vs Comoros over coronavirus – Mwendwa - Yahoo SportsAfcon 2021 Qualifiers: Kenya to miss key players vs Comoros over coronavirus – Mwendwa  Yahoo Sports

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

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

Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, 13 April 2020: COVID-19 — Comoros - Comoros - ReliefWebDaily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, 13 April 2020: COVID-19 — Comoros - Comoros  ReliefWeb

Comoros thanks Madagascar for supply of COVID-Organics - Africanews EnglishComoros thanks Madagascar for supply of COVID-Organics  Africanews English

Comoros: Main Health Facilities and Population Density Map (May 2020) - Comoros - ReliefWebComoros: Main Health Facilities and Population Density Map (May 2020) - Comoros  ReliefWeb

Island of Comoros Raises $4 Billion to Fund Infrastructure, Tourism - BloombergIsland of Comoros Raises $4 Billion to Fund Infrastructure, Tourism  Bloomberg

Just 13% of the Population in the Comoros has Access to the Quality Water it Needs - Africa.comJust 13% of the Population in the Comoros has Access to the Quality Water it Needs  Africa.com

Comoros ex-president to appeal after 2 years' house arrest - Daily MonitorComoros ex-president to appeal after 2 years' house arrest  Daily Monitor

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

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

Exclusive: Kenya opponents Comoros still confident despite Afcon rescheduling - Goal.comExclusive: Kenya opponents Comoros still confident despite Afcon rescheduling  Goal.com

Comoros President Welcomes King Mohammed VI’s ‘Exemplary’ Solidarity - Morocco World NewsComoros President Welcomes King Mohammed VI’s ‘Exemplary’ Solidarity  Morocco World News

Delhi might want to add another geography for its diplomatic lexicon — the Vanilla Islands - The Indian ExpressDelhi might want to add another geography for its diplomatic lexicon — the Vanilla Islands  The Indian Express

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu to visit Comoros, Sierra Leone and Lesotho - WIONVice President Venkaiah Naidu to visit Comoros, Sierra Leone and Lesotho  WION

Comoros ex-president to appeal after house arrest - The News InternationalComoros ex-president to appeal after house arrest  The News International

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

Comoros' Fouad Bachirou on advice and inspiration from Claude Makelele - BBC SportComoros' Fouad Bachirou on advice and inspiration from Claude Makelele  BBC Sport

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

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

Oceans Apart: A Neglected Migration Crisis off the African Coast - Pulitzer Center on Crisis ReportingOceans Apart: A Neglected Migration Crisis off the African Coast  Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

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

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

Comoros National Day - Mirage NewsComoros National Day  Mirage News

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

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

Gunbattle Near Military Camp Kills Several in Comoros - Voice of AmericaGunbattle Near Military Camp Kills Several in Comoros  Voice of America

Afcon 2021 Qualifiers: Coronavirus directive puts Kenya vs Comoros in doubt - Goal.comAfcon 2021 Qualifiers: Coronavirus directive puts Kenya vs Comoros in doubt  Goal.com

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

Comoros in bloom - Trade for Development NewsComoros in bloom  Trade for Development News

Minister: Comoros Army Regains Control in Anjouan - Voice of AmericaMinister: Comoros Army Regains Control in Anjouan  Voice of America

Jaishankar speaks to Comoros counterpart, discusses health cooperation - ANI NewsJaishankar speaks to Comoros counterpart, discusses health cooperation  ANI News

Comoros ruling party wins majority in boycotted legislative polls - Africanews EnglishComoros ruling party wins majority in boycotted legislative polls  Africanews English

COVID-19: The two Arab League countries without coronavirus - Gulf NewsCOVID-19: The two Arab League countries without coronavirus  Gulf News

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

Austal Vietnam to build high speed cat for Comoros Islands operator - Marine LogAustal Vietnam to build high speed cat for Comoros Islands operator  Marine Log

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

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

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

Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers: Mohamed Salah rule..s clashes against Kenya, Comoros owing to ankle injury - FirstpostAfrica Cup of Nations qualifiers: Mohamed Salah rule..s clashes against Kenya, Comoros owing to ankle injury  Firstpost

HM sends greetings to Malawi, Comoros - Times of OmanHM sends greetings to Malawi, Comoros  Times of Oman

Afcon 2021 Qualifiers: Olunga and Juma to miss Kenya vs Comoros over coronavirus - Goal.comAfcon 2021 Qualifiers: Olunga and Juma to miss Kenya vs Comoros over coronavirus  Goal.com

Comoros: Remittances grew by 32% since the Covid-19 outbreak - Ecofin Agency: Economic information from AfricaComoros: Remittances grew by 32% since the Covid-19 outbreak  Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa

Cosafa U17 Women's Cup: Bantwana face Zambia, Zimbabwe and Comoros - Goal.comCosafa U17 Women's Cup: Bantwana face Zambia, Zimbabwe and Comoros  Goal.com

Comoros president escaped assassination in April: prosecutor - DispatchLIVEComoros president escaped assassination in April: prosecutor  DispatchLIVE

Comoros row with France intensifies as turmoil brews at home - African ArgumentsComoros row with France intensifies as turmoil brews at home  African Arguments

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

Comoros' government decision: Unacceptable attack on Sahrawi Republic - Sahara Press ServiceComoros' government decision: Unacceptable attack on Sahrawi Republic  Sahara Press Service

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

View: African islands in the Indian Ocean- Looking beyond Delhi’s strategic blindness - Economic TimesView: African islands in the Indian Ocean- Looking beyond Delhi’s strategic blindness  Economic Times

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu to visit Comoros, Sierra Leone from October 10-14 - The Financial ExpressVice President M Venkaiah Naidu to visit Comoros, Sierra Leone from October 10-14  The Financial Express

Harambee Stars start preparations for Comoros tie - Daily NationHarambee Stars start preparations for Comoros tie  Daily Nation

Afcon 2021 qualifiers Monday wrap: Comoros pile on Egypt misery as Algeria, Ghana win - Goal.comAfcon 2021 qualifiers Monday wrap: Comoros pile on Egypt misery as Algeria, Ghana win  Goal.com

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

Comoros Officially Opens General Consulate in Morocco’s Laayoune - Morocco World NewsComoros Officially Opens General Consulate in Morocco’s Laayoune  Morocco World News

Mysterious uprising in the Comoros Islands - DW (English)Mysterious uprising in the Comoros Islands  DW (English)

Comoros President Named Winner in Election Rejected by Opposition - Voice of AmericaComoros President Named Winner in Election Rejected by Opposition  Voice of America

2022 World Cup: Comoros coach names squad for Togo double-header - BBC Sport2022 World Cup: Comoros coach names squad for Togo double-header  BBC Sport

Union of the Comoros – Elections (24.03.19) - Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs - France DiplomatieUnion of the Comoros – Elections (24.03.19) - Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs  France Diplomatie

Coronavirus - Comoros: Assistance from World Health Organization (WHO) Technical Experts to Comoros for COVID-19 response - CNBCAfrica.comCoronavirus - Comoros: Assistance from World Health Organization (WHO) Technical Experts to Comoros for COVID-19 response  CNBCAfrica.com

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