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

  • Wed - Nov 18, 2020: Comoros Threatened Us With Covid-19 - 'Ghost' - AllAfrica News: Comoros
    [Nation] Harambee Stars coach Jacob "Ghost" Mulee has accused Comoros' Football Association of destabilising his players before the two teams met in Moroni on Sunday night.
  • Mon - Nov 16, 2020: Mulee Makes Two Changes for Comoros Tie - AllAfrica News: Comoros
    [Nation] Harambee Stars coach Jacob 'Ghost' Mulee has made two changes ahead of their 2021 Group G Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Comoros set for Sunday at the Malouzini Stadium in Moroni.
  • Mon - Nov 16, 2020: Comoros Dim Harambee Stars' Afcon Chances - AllAfrica News: Comoros
    [Nation] Harambee Stars' hopes of qualifying for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations hang in the balance as they went down 2-1 to hosts Comoros at the Malouzini Stadium in Moroni on Sunday.
  • Mon - Nov 16, 2020: Comoros Beat Harambee Stars to Dim Afcon Qualification Hopes - AllAfrica News: Comoros
    [Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenya's hope of making it into a second consecutive Africa Cup of Nations was dashed on Sunday night after a 2-1 loss away to Comoros left them winless in Group G, leaving them with a mountain to climb with two matches remaining.
  • Mon - Nov 16, 2020: 'Ghost' Makes Two Changes Ahead of Comoros Return Tie - AllAfrica News: Comoros
    [Capital FM] Nairobi -- Harambee Stars head coach Jacob 'Ghost' Mulee has made two changes to the team that faces Comoros tonight in their Africa Cup of Nations return tie in Moroni.