Comoros


Mayotte islanders force foreigners from their homes

2016-05-17 21:01

More than 500 foreigners have been chased from their homes on the French Indian Ocean territory of Mayotte.

Comoros votes in tense run-off

2016-04-10 19:02

The island nation of Comoros is voting in a tense three-way presidential run-off election featuring the current vice president and a former coup leader.

Crowded field competes for Comoros president

2016-02-21 17:32

Voters in the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Comoros vote for a new president from a crowded field of 25 candidates.

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.

 

Former coup leader elected Comoros president: provisional results

2016-05-12 20:02

Former coup leader Azali Assoumani has been elected as president of Comoros, according to provisional results released, after last month's election was partially re-run due to violence and "irregularities".

Boy stuck for days at Paris airport

2016-04-01 07:22

An 8-year-old boy from the Indian Ocean island nation of Comoros has been in a transit zone in Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport for more than a week.

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.

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