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: 821,164 (2018)

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 - Apr 8, 2020: Stopping the Denial and Embracing the COVID-19 War - a Call to Action - AllAfrica News: Comoros
    [FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -I looked at her lips moving up and down, as she spoke. Words were plentifully jumping out between them just like popcorn dancing in a hot pot. That's what she's been doing, not giving her friends time to explain the reality. Her mind was made up!
  • Wed - Mar 11, 2020: Government Cancels Harambee Stars V Comoros Away Clash - AllAfrica News: Comoros
    [Nation] The government has called off Kenya's 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification game away to Comoros in a bid to 'safeguard the public' from the Coronavirus epidemic.
  • Wed - Mar 11, 2020: Kenya Requests to Have Comoros Fixtures Rescheduled Over Coronavirus Fears - AllAfrica News: Comoros
    [Nairobi News] Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has requested the Confederation of African Football (Caf) to postpone the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification matches between Kenya and Comoros owing to the risk of Coronavirus infections.
  • Tue - Mar 10, 2020: Harambee Stars Start Preparations for Comoros Tie - AllAfrica News: Comoros
    [Nation] Harambee Stars coach Francis Kimanzi has thanked Kenyan Premier League (KPL) clubs for releasing their players to join the national team as it kicked off non-residential training for the upcoming 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Comoros on Sunday.