• Mayotte
  • At 1,660 km2 (640 sq mi), excluding the contested island of Mayotte, the Comoros is the third-smallest African nation by area. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition, the country has a claim on a fourth major island, southeastern-most Mayotte (Maore), though Mayotte voted against independence from France in 1974, has never been administered by an independent Comoros government, and continues to be administered by France (currently as an overseas department). (wikipedia.org)
  • However, one island, Mayotte, voted against referendum, and was subsequently separated from the rest of the Comoros to remain under French control. (wikipedia.org)
  • Comoros considers Mayotte, an overseas collectivity of France, to be part of its territory, with an autonomous status As of 2011, the three autonomous islands are subdivided into 16 prefectures, 54 communes, and 318 villes or villages. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Democratic Front of the Comoros has appealed to the head of state, Ahmed Abdallah Sambi, to mobilize the people against attempts by France to hold a referendum in March with a view to transforming the Island of Mayotte into its overseas territory. (pambazuka.org)
  • A fourth island of the Comorian archipelago, Mayotte , is claimed by the country of Comoros but administered by France . (britannica.com)
  • Comorian
  • The Union of the Comoros has three official languages - Comorian, Arabic and French. (wikipedia.org)
  • The opposition parties initially refused to participate in the Tripartite Commission, but on 17 February, representatives of the government, the Anjouan separatists, the political opposition, and civil society organizations signed a "Framework Accord for Reconciliation in Comoros," brokered by the Organization for African Unity The accord called for the creation of a new Tripartite Commission for National Reconciliation to develop a "New Comorian Entity" with a new constitution. (wikipedia.org)
  • Madagascar
  • In 1985 Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles agreed to admit Comoros as the fourth member of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), an organization established in 1982 to encourage regional cooperation. (wikipedia.org)
  • She participated in a fictitious public trial with lawyers from the francophone countries of the Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius and the French-dependency of Réunion all taking part. (wikipedia.org)
  • The islands of the Comoros were populated by a succession of peoples from the coast of Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and the Persian Gulf, the Malay Archipelago, and Madagascar. (wikipedia.org)
  • During the middle of the 20th century the French reluctantly began to accede to requests for constitutional changes and in 1946 the Comoros had become a separately administered colony from Madagascar. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Comoros are a group of islands at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel of the Indian Ocean , between Madagascar and the southeast African mainland, about 180 miles (290 km) off the eastern coast of Africa. (britannica.com)
  • 100,000
  • India donated $100,000 to Comoros to help deal with the aftermath of torrential rains in April 2012. (wikipedia.org)
  • The contract, by means of tender process to erect a power plant, has been awarded to an Indian company Overseas Infrastructure Alliance Ltd. In December 2012, Government of India provided US$ 100,000/- as assistance to Comoros for losses suffered on account of torrential rains in April 2012. (embassyofindia.mg)
  • 20th
  • Comoros became the 20th member of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), of which India was founding member, at an IORA meeting in Gurgaon on 2 November 2012. (wikipedia.org)
  • Union
  • Comoros also is a member of the African Union, the Arab League, the European Development Fund, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Indian Ocean Commission, and the African Development Bank. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Comoros is a member state of the African Union, Francophonie, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Arab League (of which it is the southernmost state, being the only member state of the Arab League with a tropical climate and also entirely within the Southern Hemisphere) and the Indian Ocean Commission. (wikipedia.org)
  • Multi-party politics was reintroduced in 1990 and Said Mohamed Djohar of Udzima won the presidential elections that year, beating Mohamed Taki Abdoulkarim of the National Union for Democracy in the Comoros in the second round, having finished as runner-up in the first round. (wikipedia.org)
  • The delayed 2015 parliamentary elections produced another fragmented Assembly, with the Union for the Development of the Comoros emerging as the largest party with eight seats. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Union of the Comoros, known as the Islamic Federal Republic of the Comoros until 2003, is ruled by Ahmed Abdallah Sambi. (wikipedia.org)
  • food crisis
  • In 2008, India granted Comoros an exemption from a ban on export of 25,000 tonnes of non-basmati rice to help relieve a food crisis in the country. (wikipedia.org)
  • army
  • In 2011 Ahmed represented Brigadier-General Salimou Mogamed Amiri, former chief of staff of the Comoros Army for the murder of Lieutenant-Colonel Combo Ayouba and for rebellion. (wikipedia.org)
  • France
  • Agreement was reached with France in 1973 for the Comoros to become independent in 1978. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1961 the Comoros was granted autonomous rule and, seven years after the general unrest and left-wing riots of 1968, it broke all ties with France and established itself as an independent republic. (wikipedia.org)
  • Comoros is poor, witnessing an ongoing exodus of educated and skilled workers to France and a steady decline in gross domestic product . (britannica.com)
  • political
  • Along with this constant political instability, the population of the Comoros lives with the worst income inequality of any nation, with a Gini coefficient over 60%, while also ranking in the worst quartile on the Human Development Index. (wikipedia.org)
  • country
  • A country study: Comoros (Helen Chapin Metz, editor). (wikipedia.org)
  • Indian businessmen visited Comoros in February 2011 and signed contracts to import spices such as cloves, pepper, white pepper, and nutmeg from the country. (wikipedia.org)
  • world
  • As of 2008, Comoros and Mauritania were considered by US-based organization Freedom House as the only real "electoral democracies" of the Arab World. (wikipedia.org)