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: 846,281 (2020)

Land Size: 2,034 sq km (785 sq miles)

Major Ethnic 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 - Feb 5, 2021: Comoros Elect New Federation President - AllAfrica News: Comoros
    [Cosafa] Said Ali Said Athouman has been elected the new president of the Comoros Football Federation, with a four year mandate until 2025.
  • Fri - Jan 29, 2021: Comorian Journalists Detained, Accused of Participating in Protests - AllAfrica News: Comoros
    [CPJ] New York -- Comorian authorities should immediately cease their legal harassment of journalists Oubeidillah Mchangama and Ali Abdou Mkouboi, and permit them and FBCK FM to report freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.