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: 808,080 (2017)

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 - Feb 12, 2019: Sudan Affirms Its Readiness for Cooperation With Comoros - AllAfrica News: Comoros
    [SNA] Cairo -Chairman of the National Legislature, Prof. Ibrahim Ahmed Omer, received in his residence in Cairo the Speaker of Comoros Parliament and welcomed the call of Comoros Parliament to invest in Sudan.
  • Fri - Feb 1, 2019: Brave Warriors Get Comoros in 2020 CHAN Qualifiers - AllAfrica News: Comoros
    [New Era] Windhoek -The 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) quarter-finalist, Namibia's Brave Warriors, will face the Comoros Islands in the 2020 edition of the local-based players' continental championship to be held next year in Ethiopia.
  • Fri - Feb 1, 2019: Brave Warriors Get Comoros CHAN Repeat - AllAfrica News: Comoros
    [Namibian] THE Brave Warriors will have to overcome the Comoros Island again in their quest to qualify for the 2020 African Nations Championship.