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Comoros Row With France Intensifies As Turmoil Brews At Home

Comoros Row With France Intensifies As Turmoil Brews At Home

The long-running dispute over the island of Mayotte has deepened recently. Could developments afoot in the Comoros change anything? Despite promises to resolve tensions, relations between France and the Comoros have only deteriorated in the past few months. A war of words and popular protests have escalated on both sides, leading France to suspend visas […]

Comoros opposition leader jailed 6 months for demos against President Azali Assoumani

Comoros opposition leader jailed 6 months for demos against President Azali Assoumani

A prominent opposition leader in Comoros was jailed for six months on Monday for his part in protests against President Azali Assoumani which have rocked the country, the judge said. Demonstrations erupted in several towns on the volcanic Indian Ocean nation off Africa’s east coast against a proposed end to the system that sees power […]

Latest Report on Poverty in the Comoros

Latest Report on Poverty in the Comoros

STORY HIGHLIGHTS The World Bank has just published its assessment report on poverty in the Comoros, based on an analysis of the two latest series of household surveys. The report notes that while there has been a reduction in poverty in both urban and rural areas since 2004, several indicators for well-being point to persistent […]

Comoros Vice-President Ahmed Said Jaffar Denounces ‘illegal’ Referendum

Comoros Vice-President Ahmed Said Jaffar Denounces ‘illegal’ Referendum

The Comoran vice-president has denounced as “illegal” a planned July referendum on constitutional reform that could allow President Azali Assoumani to seek re-election. Assoumani only took office in 2016 but wants to hold a fresh vote next year, two years early, so that he can remain in power beyond 2021 when his currently non-renewable term […]

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 […]

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