Things to know about the Union of the Comoros (الاتحاد القمري)

Comoros FlagComoros is an archipelago in the southwestern Indian Ocean located 400 km northwest of Madagascar Island and 300 km from the African coast, at the entrance to the Mozambique Channel. The archipelago includes four islands, all located 30 to 40 km from each other.

Comoros has endured 19 coups or attempted coups since its independence from France in 1975. In 1997, the Anjouan and Moheli Islands declared their independence from Comoros. In 1999, the military commander, Colonel. Azaleas seized power. He pledged to resolve the separatist crisis through a confederation agreement known as the Fomboni 2000 Agreement.


Arabic (official), French (official), Shikomori (a mixture of Swahili and Arabic).


Comoros is probably the most unfortunate nation on the planet, and it comprises of 3 islands (helpless vehicle administration), little and developing populace, and a couple of regular assets. The low capacity of the workforce adds to the base resource level for financial action, high joblessness, and substantial dependence on help and different specialized help from abroad. Agribusiness, including fishing, chasing and ranger service, represents 40% of GDP, utilizes 80% of the workforce, and gives the main part of fares. The state isn't independent in food creation. Rice, the staple food, represents the majority of imports.


The institutional framework of the Union of Comoros gives the islands a great deal of autonomy, but school education generally includes the following levels: preschool (kindergarten), primary education, secondary education, technical education, and vocational, as well as higher education.

There are also a number of private higher education establishments and institutes that have been created. In addition, some Comorian students continue to pursue their higher education abroad, particularly in French-speaking countries. This entails a very high cost for the families who fully assume the financing of the training. It should also be noted that public education is regularly disrupted, for many years, due to strikes by teachers for non-payment of their salaries.

News Media

The national audiovisual media mainly use Shingazidja, Comorian from Grande-Comore, but French is also widely used. The ORTC, the Office of Radio and Television of Comoros, offers diversified programming in Comorian and French, whether information, current affairs magazines, documentaries, debates, entertainment series, programs on youth or religious, cultural, and educational programs. Most of the television shows are in French.

The first newspaper of the Comoros is Al Watwan, then La Gazette des Comores, L'Archipel and Malango Actualité. These newspapers usually appear in French, but articles may be published in Arabic. The island of Anjouan has a weekly (Al Fajri, L'aurore d'Anjouan and a monthly (L’Indépendant).