Nineteen candidates have registered in Comoros to challenge outgoing President Azali Assoumani at the polls on March 24, officials have said.
A court in Comoros has sentenced a top opposition figure to seven years behind bars for assault during a controversial referendum on changes to the constitution.
The governor of the Comoros island of Anjouan has been arrested for alleged involvement in last week's anti-government uprising when troops clashed with armed rebels for several days, sources have said.
Officials in Comoros have displayed weapons and ammunition allegedly recovered by security forces from rebel fighters who besieged part of Anjouan island's main city during a week of clashes.
The Comoros military has regained control of Mutsamudu's old city centre on the island of Anjouan, a minister says, after armed rebels staged an uprising earlier this week.
Violence on the troubled Comorian island of Anjouan has subsided after four days of deadly clashes between government forces and rebels opposed to President Azali Assoumani.
Comoros security forces have intensified their crackdown against anti-government rebels on the island of Anjouan, with witnesses reporting heavy gunfire on the fourth day of clashes.
The African Union has called for peace talks to urgently re-start in the coup-prone Comoros islands after clashes erupted between government forces and opponents of President Azali Assoumani.
Former Comoros president Ahmed Abdallah Sambi has been detained and charged in connection with misappropriating funds linked to a vast passport selling scam, his lawyer has said.
Authorities in the Comoros have launched a crackdown on opposition members following a controversial referendum which they boycotted, party sources have said.
Elections in the Indian Ocean island nation of the Comoros will take place in March, according to a presidential decree published on Monday.
The security court in Comoros has handed down life sentences with hard labour to four senior opposition figures and lengthy jail terms to several others for plotting against the state.
Comoros President Azali Assoumani has visited areas of Anjouan island that security forces recaptured from rebels after clashes last week in which at least two civilians died.
Residents on the Comoros island of Anjouan have slowly returned to their daily lives after a six-day siege in the old quarter of Mutsamudu city where soldiers had fought with rebels down narrow lanes.
The Comoros government and main opposition have signed a deal that could end the latest bout of instability to rock the Indian Ocean nation after violence flared on Anjouan island.
Comoros' government has claimed that clashes between troops and opponents of President Azali Assomani on the island of Anjoiuan had subsided despite witnesses describing continued violence.
The Comoran army's deputy chief-of-staff has been arrested in connection with an alleged "conspiracy" against President Azali Assoumani, his family has told AFP.
Authorities in the Comoros have accused eight people, arrested last week following a controversial referendum boycotted by the opposition, of trying to organise a coup.
Voters in the Comoros overwhelmingly backed controversial constitutional reforms that would allow President Azali Assoumani to run for another term, an electoral official has said, following a referendum boycotted by the opposition.
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