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Cyclone Kenneth hits Mozambique after lashing Comoros

25 Apr 2019

MAPUTO/MORONI Cyclone Kenneth battered northern Mozambique on Thursday with gusts of up to 280 km per hour (174 miles per hour) after killing three people on the island nation of Comoros overnight. | Video

Cyclone Kenneth batters Comoros as heads to Mozambique, Tanzania

25 Apr 2019

* Expected to make landfall on Mozambique's coast on Thursday

Comoros leader stirs anger by questioning outcry over Khashoggi killing

18 Jan 2019

MORONI Comoros President Azali Assoumani has provoked anger by saying the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul was an internal Saudi matter that did not warrant the international outrage it had triggered.

Water, power supplies cut off on strife-torn Comoros island -residents

18 Oct 2018

MORONI Comoros authorities have cut off water and power supplies in the capital city of Anjouan province as part of efforts to quell unrest against constitutional changes to extend presidential term limits, residents said on Thursday.

Protesters, soldiers clash in Comoros over presidential term extension

16 Oct 2018

MORONI Protesters barricaded roads with tree trunks, stoned cars and clashed with soldiers in the Indian Ocean island nation of Comoros on Monday in demonstrations against President Azali Assoumani's bid to extend term limits, officials said.

Comoros seeks to arrest ex-VP who opposed president's term limit move

09 Sep 2018

MORONI Prosecutors in Comoros have issued an international arrest warrant for former vice president Jaffar Ahmed Said Hassani on charges of plotting against the state, according to a document seen by Reuters.

Comoros leader says wins vote to extend presidential term limits

02 Aug 2018

MORONI Comoros President Azali Assoumani has won a referendum to extend presidential term limits and end a system of rotating power among the archipelago's three main islands by an overwhelming majority, he said late on Wednesday.

Comoros holds referendum to extend presidential term limits

30 Jul 2018

MORONI Comoros holds a referendum on Monday to extend presidential term limits and end a system of rotating power among the archipelago's three main islands, moves the opposition calls a power grab by President Azali Assoumani.

Comoros hits back against France over visa suspension

09 May 2018

MORONI The Indian Ocean state of Comoros hit back against France on Wednesday for suspending visas for its citizens, a further escalation in a diplomatic row linked to immigration and territorial disputes.

Exclusive: Comoros passport scheme was unlawful, abused by 'mafia' networks - report

23 Mar 2018

NAIROBI/MORONI A programme to sell Comoros Islands citizenship to fund development resulted in thousands of passports being sold outside official channels via "mafia" networks and up to $100 million of revenues went missing, according to a report by the small Indian Ocean state's parliament.

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