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

  • Thu - Sep 10, 2020: Air Tanzania Resume Flights to the Comoros - AllAfrica News: Comoros
    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) has announced the resumption of scheduled flights between Dar es Salaam and Hahaya, The Comoros with effect from September 8.
  • Wed - Sep 9, 2020: Harambee Stars to Play One Friendly Before Comoros Double Header - AllAfrica News: Comoros
    [Capital FM] Nairobi -- Harambee Stars will play at least one friendly match before the back to back 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Comoros in November, Football Kenya Federation (FKF) boss Nick Mwendwa has stated.
  • Thu - Aug 20, 2020: Harambee Stars, Comoros Postponed Match Rescheduled for November - AllAfrica News: Comoros
    [Capital FM] Nairobi -- The international football is set to resume in October, six months after it was halted over the COVID-19 pandemic with the postponed Harambee Stars matches getting new dates.