Comoros

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INFORMATION

Capital: Moroni

Government: Federal Presidential Republic

Current President: Azali Assoumani

Economy:

  • One of the world’s poorest countries, Comoros is made up of three islands that have inadequate transportation links, a young and rapidly increasing population, and few natural resources.
  • Agriculture, including fishing, hunting, and forestry, contributes 40% to GDP, employs 80% of the labor force, and provides most of the exports.
  • The country is not self-sufficient in food production; rice, the main staple, accounts for the bulk of imports.

Population: 767,000 (2014)

Land Size: 2,034 sq km (785 sq miles)

Major Ethic Groups:

  • Antalote
  • Cafre
  • Makoa
  • Oimatsaha
  • Sakalava
Religions:

  • Sunni Muslim: 98%
  • Roman Catholic: 2%

Language(s):

  • Arabic (official)
  • French (official)
  • Shikomoro (a blend of Swahili and Arabic)

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RECENT NEWS

  • Fri - Mar 3, 2017: Burundi, Comoros Apply for Membership to SADC - AllAfrica News: Comoros
    [East African] Burundi could join Tanzania as a member of the Southern African Development Community, a move that complicates the direction the East Africa Community takes for the remaining phases of integration.
  • Fri - Mar 3, 2017: Engineer Hamid Meets Comoros State Minister for Foreign Affairs - AllAfrica News: Comoros
    [SNA] Khartoum -The Assistant of the President of the Republic and Deputy Chairman of the National Congress for the Party's Affairs, Engineer Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid, received Thursday at his office at the Republican Palace, the Comorian State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Secretary General of the Ruling Party.
  • Thu - Mar 2, 2017: Sudan and Comoros Affirm Their Keenness to Continue Cooperation At Regional and International Forums - AllAfrica News: Comoros
    [SNA] Khartoum -A sitting of talks between Sudan and Comoros was held Wednesday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at which the State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Kamal-Eddin Ismail, and the visiting State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Comoros, Dr. Hamid Kor Haila, signed the minutes of the talks.