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

  • Mon - Apr 16, 2018: Comorian Government in Tussle With France Over French Island, Mayotte - AllAfrica News: Comoros
    [This is Africa] France might be facing one of its because challenges on sovereignty after its officials expelled migrants from the Department of Mayotte into Comoros. The Comorian government blocked entry of the migrants into the country. Comoros is claiming sovereignty of Mayotte and protests have been rocking the capital, Moroni.
  • Fri - Mar 23, 2018: Trio Out to Lay a Claim on Kenya One Tag as Stars Battle Comoros - AllAfrica News: Comoros
    [Nation] Marrakech -Having conceded twice and lost their opening match of the 2019 Africa Nations Cup qualifiers away to Sierra Leone last September, Harambee Stars surely know too well the importance of keeping things tight at the back in the remaining qualifying rounds.
  • Wed - Mar 21, 2018: Harambee Stars Duo Out of Comoros, CAR Friendly Matches - AllAfrica News: Comoros
    [Nation] Marrakech -Harambee Stars winger Ayub Timbe is set to miss the team's international friendly matches against Comoros and Central Africa Republic on Monday and Thursday next week respectively.