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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.