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Recent tragedies at sea highlight urgency for safe pathways to Europe

Recent tragedies at sea highlight urgency for safe pathways to Europe

Against the backdrop of more than 1,700 people having perished this year while undertaking perilous crossings across central Mediterranean Sea to reach mainland Europe, the United Nations refugee agency has appealed for “credible alternatives” to ensure accessible and safe ways for people in need of international protection to reach the continent. According to the Office […]

Burundi, Comoros Apply for Membership to SADC

Burundi, Comoros Apply for Membership to SADC

Burundi could join Tanzania as a member of the Southern African Development Community, a move that complicates the direction the East Africa Community takes for the remaining phases of integration. Burundi has applied alongside the Union of Comoros for membership in the 15-country regional grouping headquartered in Gaborone, Botswana. The applications were assessed first by […]

Comoros shuts down Iran fronts for ‘spreading Shi’ism’

Comoros shuts down Iran fronts for ‘spreading Shi’ism’

The Union of the Comoros completely closed down several Iranian organisations yesterday, after authorities accused them of attempting to infiltrate the African island nation and “spreading Shia ideology”. Online news site Alkhaleej Online cited the Comorian authorities as stating that the Iranian front organisations were operating under the guise of “fake” charities while in actual fact […]

Humans are destroying the world; wildlife populations plunge 60% in just two generations

Humans are destroying the world; wildlife populations plunge 60% in just two generations

When you take a look at the Earth as a whole, people are responsible for the vast majority of its problems. From all of the pollution, to the terrorism and destruction, human beings do not treat our planet with the respect that it deserves. While it is easy to pass off these issues as not […]

A Cure For AIDS? New Drug Gammora Is ‘The Death Of HIV Cells,’ Israel Doctor Says

A Cure For AIDS? New Drug Gammora Is ‘The Death Of HIV Cells,’ Israel Doctor Says

A new drug could soon lead to a cure for AIDS, according to evidence gleaned from recent experiments in Israel. The drug, which is named Gammora, has been effectively killing high amounts of the cells that cause the debilitating disease that breaks down the body’s immune system, the Jewish Press reported Tuesday. Gammora was credited […]

Ethiopian Airlines Finalised Plans to Launch Flights to Comoros

Ethiopian Airlines Finalised Plans to Launch Flights to Comoros

Ethiopian Airlines has finalised plans to launch flights to Moroni, Comoros, starting October 30th writes SAM OKWAKOL Tewolde GebreMariam, the Group chief executive said last week, “We are thrilled to spread our wings farther to the Comoros islands. “We believe our flights to Moroni and elsewhere in our beloved continent, Africa, contribute positively to the […]

UN and African Union Welcome Partial Re-Run of Elections in Comoros

UN and African Union Welcome Partial Re-Run of Elections in Comoros

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the African Union Commission today welcomed the peaceful conduct of the partial re-run for the elections of President of Comoros and Governor of Anjouan. In a joint statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson in New York, the UN chief and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, […]

Comoros Runoff Election Results Remain in Limbo

Comoros Runoff Election Results Remain in Limbo

More than a week after the presidential runoff election on the Comoros Islands, the outcome remains in doubt. Comorian Vice President Mohamed Ali Soilihi has challenged the vote results that gave victory to former coup leader Azali Assoumani. Third-placed presidential candidate and Grande Comore Governor Mouigni Baraka has also rejected the results. Vice President Soilihi […]

Don’t Forget the Islands – Extending Africa’s Boundaries of Knowledge

Don’t Forget the Islands – Extending Africa’s Boundaries of Knowledge

Think of Africa and invariably one’s thoughts stop at the shoreline of this vast continent. But the reach of terra firma extends far out into the seas surrounding Africa. To the east and west, far too easily ignored, are scattered groups of islands. There are universities in several of these offshore locations. Probably the smallest […]

Minister of Communications Meets Comoros Counterpart

Minister of Communications Meets Comoros Counterpart

Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Dr Tahani Abdalla met, on Wednesday, with the Comoros Minister of Transport, Tourism and Communications, Bahyat Massoudi and her accompanying delegation. The meeting sought ways of cementing ties of cooperation between the two Ministries in fields of communications and information technology as well as working to sign agreement within […]

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