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Comoros island inches back to life after uprising

Mutsamudu - Residents on the Comoros island of Anjouan slowly returned to their daily lives Sunday after a six-day seige in the old quarter of Mutsamudu city where soldiers had fought with rebels in the narrow lanes.

Comoros army regains control in Anjouan after uprising: minister

Mutsamudu - The Comoros military on Saturday regained control of Mutsamudu's old city centre on the island of Anjouan, a minister told AFP, after armed rebels staged an uprising earlier this week.

Comoros army regains control in Anjouan after uprising: minister

Mutsamudu - The Comoros military on Saturday regained control of Mutsamudu's old city centre on the island of Anjouan, a minister told AFP, after armed rebels staged an uprising earlier this week.

Comoros opposition sign government deal after clashes

Mutsamudu - The Comoros government and main opposition on Friday signed a deal that could end the latest bout of instability to rock the Indian Ocean nation after violence flared on Anjouan island.

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.
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