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

  • Wed - May 24, 2017: Fight Against Illegal Fishing Intensifies - AllAfrica News: Comoros
    [Observer] Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and the Comoros have been identified as non-cooperating third countries under the EU's regulation to fight and deter illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, while Liberia has been pre-identified.
  • Mon - May 1, 2017: Ibrahim Mahmud Receives Delegations From Niger, Burkina Faso and Comoros - AllAfrica News: Comoros
    [SNA] Khartoum -The Assistant of the President of the Republic, the NC Deputy Chairman for Party Affairs, Engineer, Ibrahim Mahmud Hammed has received message from the Chairman of the ruling party in Republic of Niger. The message was delivered to Engineer, Hammed by a delegation from the Republic of Niger, Saturday, at the NC HQs chaired by the Party Secretary General.