Some 65,000 people on the Comoros islands, or 8 percent of the population, were affected by flooding, power outages and an increased incidence of disease following heavy rains during the wet season that runs from November through to May. Ingrid Nordström-Ho, based in Geneva and deployed by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to assist in
SIX Kenyan policemen have for been detained for the last week in the Comoros after the islands' customs department bonded a ship wanted for evading tax. There has been no official explanation as to why the six officers were deployed to provide "escort services" to the oil exploration ship, MV Squirrel, belonging to Marine Contractors. The ship stalled in the
Moroni - The Comoros has jailed one of the Indian Ocean archipelago's top Muslim clerics for attempting to bribe a government official into lifting a ban on alcohol, judicial sources said on Tuesday. Said Abdallah Rifki, secretary general at the office of the mufti (the highest Sunni Muslim authority), was found guilty of attempting to bribe an interior ministry official.
At least 54 people died after a passenger boat capsized off the Indian Ocean archipelago of Comoros, a rescue official said Wednesday, revising a previous toll of 30.
President Ikililou Dhoinine declared three days of national mourning after the accident which occurred early Tuesday off the southern coast of Comoros main island of Grande Comore.
Moroni - The new Comoros President Ikililou Dhoinine promised to fight graft on the coup-prone Indian Ocean archipelago as he was sworn in on Thursday, five months after his election.
In front of a crowd of several thousand people at the parliament in Moroni, Dhoinine pledged to "stop at nothing in the fight against corruption" and
Ruling party candidate Ikililou Dhoinine was Wednesday declared the winner of presidential polls in the Comoros, which the opposition in the Indian Ocean archipelago claimed were marred by fraud.
The 48-year-old Dhoinine, outgoing President Ahmed Abdallah Sambi's deputy and heir-designate, took 61 percent of the vote, Elections Minister Abderemane Ben Cheikh Achiraf said, reading the poll
The ruling party camp in the Comoros on Monday said the weekend presidential polls which the opposition claimed were marred by fraud went on peacefully.
"The polls were conducted peacefully under the normal conditions of an electoral contest," said Mohamed Ali Soilihi, the running mate to Ikililou Dhoinine, who is favoured to win Sunday's vote.
The Indian Ocean archipelago of Comoros voted Sunday for a new president to replace incumbent Ahmed Abdallah Sambi whose extended stay in power has threatened the stability of the coup-prone islands.
By the time polling stations were closing on the three islands that make up the Comoros nation, several opposition figures had claimed that voting on
Moroni - The Comoros has expelled a Tanzanian witch doctor suspected of having been hired to rig weekend elections with his magic, police said on Thursday.
The juju man arrived in the Indian Ocean state two weeks ago and was repeatedly seen at the home of Mohamed Abdoulhoihabi, the governor of the archipelago's main island of
The constitutional court in the Comoros on Saturday confirmed the names of the three candidates who will vie for the small Indian Ocean federation's presidency next month.
The trio are the candidates who mustered the most votes in a primary held on November 7 on the archipelago's smallest island of Moheli, whose turn it is to provide a
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