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: 821,164 (2018)

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

  • Tue - Oct 1, 2019: Comoros to Make Their Debut At Cosafa Men's U-17 Championship - AllAfrica News: Comoros
    [SAFA] Comoros will be competing in the COSAFA Men's Under-17 Championship for the first time in their history as they seek to develop a new generation of young stars for the national team.
  • Wed - Sep 18, 2019: Foreign Minister Receives Comoros Foreign Minister - AllAfrica News: Comoros
    [SNA] Khartoum -The Foreign Minister, Asma Mohamed Abdalla, received in her office Tuesday the visiting Foreign Minister of Comoros and envoy of Comoros President, Mohamed Al-Amin Saif Al-Yemeni, who conveyed a written message to the Chairman of the Sovereignty Council, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Fattah Al-Burhan, from President, Azali Assoumani.
  • Wed - Sep 18, 2019: Al-Burhan Receives Comoros Minister of Foreign Affairs - AllAfrica News: Comoros
    [SNA] Khartoum -Chairman of the Sovereignty Council, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Fattah Al-Burhan, discussed with Comoros Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation the bilateral relations and ways of strengthening them in all domains for the interest of the two countries.