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

  • Thu - Jun 29, 2017: Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Ming Visits Comoros - AllAfrica News: Comoros
    [Focac] From June 21 to 22, 2017, Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Ming visited Comoros, during which he met with Acting President Moustadroine Abdou of Comoros, and held talks with Minister for External Relations and Cooperation Mohamed Bacar Dossar of Comoros, exchanging in-depth views on bilateral relations and international and regional issues of common concern.
  • Mon - Jun 19, 2017: Second Operator Telma Shakes Up a Former Monopoly Market - AllAfrica News: Comoros
    [Balancing Act] London -The implementation of an interconnection agreement between Comores' new second operator Telma and the incumbent Comores Telecom last week has opened up the market to a new level of competition. Russell Southwood looks at what's happened since the agreement was signed.