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Clinging to power in Africa via constitutional reforms

Moroni - Monday's controversial referendum in the Comoros could allow its president, Azali Assoumani, to seek re-election and retain power beyond 2021, when his currently non-renewable term would otherwise end.

Voting closes in Comoros referendum on increasing president's powers

Moroni - Counting began on Monday in a politically explosive referendum in Comoros that could change the constitution and allow President Azali Assoumani to rule beyond 2021, his current term limit.

The Comoros at a glance

Moroni - One of the world's poorest countries, the Indian Ocean island nation of the Comoros has endured years of political turmoil, including a spate of coups.

Comoros heads into violence-tarred referendum on constitution

Moroni - Voters in the Comoros go to the polls on Monday for a politically explosive referendum overshadowed by a clampdown and an attempted assassination just days before the vote.

Comoros vice-president survives assassination attempt

Moroni - Comoros vice-president Moustoidrane Abdou escaped an assassination attempt early Sunday when his vehicle was fired on days before a controversial referendum on constitutional reform, a security source said.

Political crisis deepens in Comoros over controversial president

Moroni - The Comoros islands boasts dramatic volcanic landscapes, ylang-ylang essential oils and picture-perfect beaches, but beneath this idyllic image, a complex political crisis is worsening.

Comoros say on the cusp of eradicating malaria

Moroni - Though victory is yet to be officially declared, Comoros health authorities believe the three islands of the Indian Ocean archipelago are on the cusp of being malaria-free.

Former coup leader Assoumani elected Comoros president

Moroni - Former coup leader Azali Assoumani was elected as president of Comoros, according to provisional results released Sunday, after last month's election was partially re-run due to violence and "irregularities". In a tight race, Assoumani's 41.

Former coup leader elected Comoros president: provisional results

Mutsamudu - Former coup leader Azali Assoumani was elected as president of Comoros, according to provisional results released Thursday, after last month's election was partially re-run due to violence and "irregularities".

Former coup leader Assoumani elected Comoros president

Moroni - Former coup leader Azali Assoumani was narrowly elected president of the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Comoros, according to official results released Friday, after a tense wait for ballots to be counted.

Comoros votes in tense presidential run-off election

Moroni - The island nation of Comoros voted Sunday in a tense three-way presidential run-off election featuring the current vice president and a former coup leader who ruled the country for seven years.

Two-way showdown in Comoros presidential election

Moroni - Voters were heading to the polls in the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Comoros on Sunday in a likely face-off between the current vice president and a former coup leader who ruled the country for seven years.

Crowded field competes in Comoros presidential vote

Moroni - Voters in the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Comoros cast their ballots for a new president Sunday from a crowded field of 25 candidates, with a struggling economy and poor infrastructure high on the agenda.

France charges Yemen airline over deadly 2009 crash

Moroni - France has charged Yemenia Airways with manslaughter over a 2009 crash off the Comoros islands in which 152 people were killed, sources said Wednesday.

South Africa to join fight against Somali piracy

Cape Town - The South African government has admitted that piracy is an immediate threat to the country and the region, something it has refrained from stating publicly before.

Op-Ed: The Ivory Coast and the end of French colonialist connivance

France’s reputation for influence-peddling and widespread corruption in Africa is nobody’s secret, but Nicolas Sarkozy's reactions to the current electoral deadlock in the Ivory Coast indicate that France's shadowy African era may be coming to an end.

Poll: Arab League countries' views of U.S. leadership improved

Gallup polls conducted during 2009 show that among Arab League countries, the opinion of United States leadership has improved over the last year.

Homophobia and its impact on AIDS rates in Africa

In the newest HIV/AIDS study conducted by various researchers from Oxford University, the Population Council of Ghana and the Kenya Medical Research, they found how men who have sex with men have no safe access to relevant HIV/AIDS information.

Comorans Remember Airline Crash Victims On Independence Day

Comorans spent the country’s independence day, June 6, in mourning for the 152 people who died in a Yemenia airliner crash off the coast last week. There was only one survivor of the crash, a 12-year-old girl.

First Black Box Signal Received From Crashed Yemenia Airliner

A signal has been received from the missing flight data recorders of the Airbus airliner that crashed off the Indian Ocean islands of the Comores. The Yemenia airlines plane crashed into the sea just short of the main island last week.
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