Comoros


19 people set to challenge Comoran president at polls

2019-01-25 09:29

Nineteen candidates have registered in Comoros to challenge outgoing President Azali Assoumani at the polls on March 24, officials have said.

Comoros court jails another 20 opposition figures

2018-12-18 19:00

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.

Comoros island governor arrested after rebellion

2018-10-26 20:17

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.

Comoros displays captured 'rebel' arsenal

2018-10-23 10:00

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.

Comoros army regains control in Anjouan after uprising: minister

2018-10-21 12:26

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 eases on troubled Comoros island

2018-10-20 14:53

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.

Gunfire in Comoros as govt tightens crackdown

2018-10-19 10:34

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.

African Union calls for talks to end 'crisis' in Comoros

2018-10-17 17:22

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.

Ex-Comoros president charged in passport sale scandal

2018-08-21 20:17

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.

Crackdown on Comoros opposition after referendum boycott

2018-08-09 16:02

Authorities in the Comoros have launched a crackdown on opposition members following a controversial referendum which they boycotted, party sources have said.

 

Elections in Comoros set for March: presidential decree

2018-12-25 10:59

Elections in the Indian Ocean island nation of the Comoros will take place in March, according to a presidential decree published on Monday.

Senior Comoros opposition figures handed life sentences

2018-12-17 11:38

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 visits area seized from rebels

2018-10-23 18:32

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.

Comoros island inches back to life after uprising

2018-10-22 10:11

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.

Comoros opposition sign government deal after clashes

2018-10-20 18:55

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 opposition sign government deal after clashes

2018-10-20 09:47

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 clashes worsen despite official claims

2018-10-18 13:46

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.

Deputy army chief held in Comoros over anti-regime plot

2018-09-12 17:45

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.

Comoros prosecutor accuses arrested opponents of planning a coup

2018-08-15 14:00

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.

Comoros votes to allow president to run for further term: official

2018-07-31 20:53

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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