Comoros Armed Forces

Political System of the Comoros

Following the Constitution of 2001, the Comoros is a federal republic consisting of the three islands of Njazídja, Nzwani and Mwali. The executive is added to the head of state, the president, who is elected in the general election for four years. The presidential office rotates between the elected presidents of the three islands. Legislative […]

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Comoros Overview

The Comoros is an archipelago located in southern Africa, consisting of three islands; Grande Comore (Njazidja), Anjouan (Nzwani) and Moheli (Mwali). The Comoros also claims the island of Mayotte, which belongs to France. Capital: Moroni Biggest city: Moroni State: republic Language: Comorian, French, Arabic Religion: Islam, Catholicism Surface: 2 170 km² Population: 752 000 inv […]

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Comoros History

Comoros History

The Comoros were probably first inhabited by Melanesian – Polynesian people who came from the east in the 400s and 500s. Later immigration took place from the east coast of Africa, as well as from Indonesia, Madagascar and Persia, as well as from Arab areas. In the early 16th century, the islands were discovered by […]

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Mass Media in Eastern Africa

Mass Media in Ethiopia The dominant newspapers in Ethiopia are state controlled, with Addis Zemen (Amharic, founded in 1941, circulation approximately 40,000) and Ethiopian Herald (English, founded in 1943, circulation 37,000) published by the Ministry of Information. The state Ethiopian broadcast started radio broadcasts in 1941. During the military regime, the individual liberation organizations had […]

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Comoros Population and Language

Comoros Population and Language

The Comoros are one of Africa’s most densely populated countries. The residents are of mixed origin, with predominantly African, Arabic, Malay-Polynesian and Malagasy roots. The residents of the cities often have stronger Arab characteristics, while the rural residents are generally more African (Bantu people). More than half the population lives on the island of Grand […]

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Geography of the Comoros

The Comoros form a ca. 250 km long island in the north-west direction with four major islands: Njazída or Grande Comore (1148 km2), Nzwani or Anjouan (424 km2), Mwali or Mohéli. The Comoros are tall volcanic islands mainly made up of black basalt layers, surrounded by coral reefs. Highest mountain is the active volcano Kartala […]

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Moroni's many mosques

Comoros

The Comoros, an island state in the Indian Ocean, at the north end of the Mozambique Channel off the east coast of Africa, in the archipelago of the same name. Includes three major islands: Njazídja (Grande Comore), Mwali (Mohéli) and Nzwani (Anjouan), as well as a fourth island, French Mayotte (Maore), as well as several […]

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Economy and Business in the Comoros

Comoros are among the world’s least developed countries, and depend entirely on financial aid from abroad, as well as money transfers from Comoros abroad. Relative overpopulation and high unemployment, as well as lack of agricultural land and other natural resources, have led to extensive emigration; about. 1/3 of the country’s population live abroad, most of […]

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