At 1,660km2 (640sqmi), excluding the contested island of Mayotte, the Comoros is the third-smallest African nation by area. The population, excluding Mayotte, is estimated at 798,000. As a nation formed at a crossroads of different civilizations, the archipelago is noted for its diverse culture and history.
The archipelago was first inhabited by Bantu speakers who came from East Africa, supplemented by Arab and Austronesian immigration. It became a French colony in the 19th century before becoming independent in 1975. Since independence the country has experienced numerous coups d'état.
France on Monday refused to halt a controversial planned operation to expel migrants from its Indian Ocean island territory of Mayotte, despite opposition from the neighbouring Comoros and clashes between locals and security forces sent by Paris... But Comoros already last week warned that it would not accept migrants expelled under the plan.
Those of the Comoros, whose national team was formed in 1979 and became a FIFA member only in 2005, were mainly two ... But if they go ahead in the tournament, and Ortc, the Comoros radio and television office, reach an agreement to buy the rights, there might be other opportunities to hear Oumouri's voice.
After all, the team famously known as Harambee Stars had opened their qualifying campaign with credible 0-0 and 1-1 draw in that order against record AFCON winners, Egypt and 2016 World Cup finalists Togo before facing unfancied table-toppers Comoros in a doubleheader in four days, Nov.
The Bambao hospital, nestled in a tropical forest on Anjouan island in the Comoros, was meant to bring state-of-the-art medical care to the poor Indian Ocean nation ... The hospital is some 30 kilometres (about 20 miles) east of Mutsamudu, the capital of Anjouan, the poorest of the three islands comprising the Union of the Comoros ... Comoros Islands.
After sending a distress signal on Monday afternoon, the assailants boarded the Aris 13, taking its eight Sri Lankan crew members hostage and forcing the vessel to divert course ... According to the MarineTraffic website, which lists the movements of ships around the globe, the Aris 13 is a Comoros-flagged vessel. . Radio silence ... .
MORONI, Comoros -- Despite a fractured collarbone, a teenage girl clung to the wreckage of a plane for more than 13 hours before rescuers found her floating in the Indian Ocean, authorities said ... The Yemenia Airbus 310 jet was carrying 153 people when it went down in howling winds early Tuesday in the sea north of the Comoros Islands.