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 - Aug 18, 2017: Comoros, Burundi Apply to Join Regional Body - AllAfrica News: Comoros
    [SANF] Pretoria -One of the key issues to be discussed by the 37th SADC Summit to open 19 August in Pretoria, South Africa is to expand the membership of the regional organization.
  • Mon - Aug 14, 2017: Mannetti Names Starting Line-Up - AllAfrica News: Comoros
    [Namibian] Edwards Maova is the only change to the starting line-up for the Brave Warriors as they prepare to take on Comoros on Sunday in the 2017 CAF African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers third round first leg match following at Stade de Moroni.