Comoros


Comoros votes ahead of 2016 presidential race

2015-01-26 10:08

Voters have gone to the polls in the chronically unstable Indian Ocean archipelago of the Comoros in a parliamentary election seen as a test for former leader Abdallah Sambi.

Comoros plane crash - 27 rescued

2012-11-27 18:18

Rescue workers have pulled 27 survivors from an aircraft that plunged into the Indian Ocean on take-off from the Comoros Islands' main airport.

Muslim leader jailed for bribe over booze

2012-01-03 22:30

The Comoros has jailed one of the Indian Ocean archipelago's top Muslim clerics for attempting to bribe a government official into lifting a ban on alcohol, judicial sources say.

Comoros president vows to fight graft

2011-05-26 21:13

The new Comoros President Ikililou Dhoinine has promised to fight graft on the coup-prone Indian Ocean archipelago.

Comoros expels poll potion witch doctor

2010-12-23 22:00

The Comoros has expelled a Tanzanian witch doctor suspected of having been hired to rig weekend elections with his magic.

Comoros eyes end to crisis with polls

2010-11-05 13:30

The Comoros is set to begin an electoral process meant to stabilise the coup-prone Indian Ocean archipelago by replacing the federation’s overstaying president.

Comoros 1st round vote delayed

2010-09-28 21:13

The first round of the Comoros presidential and governors' vote has been delayed by "some weeks", the AU representative in the small Indian Ocean island has said.

 

Comoros, DRC discuss coup bid

2013-05-04 11:27

The foreign minister of the Comoros has met DRC’s President Joseph Kabila to discuss the alleged involvement of Congolese nationals in the Indian Ocean state's latest coup attempt.

Animal smuggling countries face sanctions

2012-07-26 19:17

Delegates to a UN conservation meeting are threatening sanctions against six countries unless they approve legislation to fight the illegal animal trade.

Ship sinks off Comoros, 60 dead

2011-08-10 18:49

A Comoros inter-island shuttle has sunk resulting in 60 deaths and as many injured.

Comoros election tensions heat up

2010-12-30 18:38

Comoros has banned political rallies after a disputed presidential vote count handed victory to the ruling party candidate, an army spokesperson says.

Dhoinine leading Comoros poll

2010-11-08 13:21

Outgoing Comoran deputy president Ikililou Dhoinine is leading the vote count in presidential polls in the coup-prone Indian Ocean archipelago, an official has said.

Comoros president to quit next year

2010-09-30 17:01

Comoros President Ahmed Abdallah Sambi says he will not extend his stay in office "even by an hour" when his term expires next year.

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