Comoros

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INFORMATION

Capital: Moroni

Government: Republic

Current President: Ikililou Dhoinine

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: 1,862 sq km (719 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

  • Fri - Feb 17, 2017: Yanga CAF Opponent Ngaya Arrive - AllAfrica News: Comoros
    [Daily News] Young Africans opponents in the CAF Champions League, Comoro's Ngaya de Mde jetted into the country yesterday, ready for their preliminary round, return leg match to be held at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam tomorrow.
  • Thu - Feb 16, 2017: Micho Advises Vipers to Attack Volcan De Moroni - AllAfrica News: Comoros
    [Monitor] Vipers are not leaving any stone unturned in their bid to eliminate Volcan De Moron of Comoros in the Caf Confederations Cup.