. They are phenotypically distinct, with a longer bill, a dark rump, and more extensive dark on the underwing, including some mottling in the normally white area. Environmental issues Coral sand mining is a significant industry in some areas, and can have damaging environmental effects. Over 500,000 tons of coral sand are mined annually from Mauritius. Many Comoros beaches have been scarred by sand mining. Over 250 tons of shells and corals were exported from Tanzania in 1974. Exploitive
. They are phenotypically distinct, with a longer bill, a dark rump, and more extensive dark on the underwing, including some mottling in the normally white area. Environmental issues Coral sand mining is a significant industry in some areas, and can have damaging environmental effects. Over 500,000 tons of coral sand are mined annually from Mauritius. Many Comoros beaches have been scarred by sand mining. Over 250 tons of shells and corals were exported from Tanzania in 1974. Exploitive collection has moved from the depleted areas off Tanzania and Kenya to the islands of Zanzibar and Mafia (Mafia Island). *The Sea of Clouds, possibly Mount Huangshan, China (Mount Huangshan) *Island of the Moon (Comoros); also an island on Lake Titicaca (Isla_de_la_Luna), Peru & Bolivia; or Isle Maree (British Isles) http: www.philipcoppens.com lochmaree.html *Ross Dependency, a part of Antarctica; also Ross (region of Scotland, Great Britain) ;Rights abroad * '''Right to consular protection''': a right to protection by the diplomatic or consular authorities of other Member States when in a non-EU Member State, if there are no diplomatic or consular authorities from the citizen's own state (Article 23): this is due to the fact that not all member states maintain embassies in every country in the world (16 countries have only one embassy from an EU state Antigua and Barbuda (UK), Barbados (UK), Belize (UK), Central African Republic (France), Comoros (France), Djibouti (France), Gambia (UK), Guyana (UK), Lesotho (Ireland), Liberia (Germany), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (UK), San Marino (Italy), São Tomé and Príncipe (Portugal), Solomon Islands (UK), Timor-Leste (Portugal), Vanuatu (France) ). Commons:Category:Comoros WikiPedia:Comoros Dmoz:Regional Africa Comoros
, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, North Korea, South Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Republic of Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova (Republic of Moldova), Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco
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India , Europa Island, Glorioso Islands and Juan de Nova Island *Comoros claims Mayotte *Mauritius claims Tromelin Island Comorian franc In 1981, The Comoros established an arrangement with the French government similar to that of the CFA franc. Originally, 50 Comorian francs were worth 1 French franc. In January 1994, the rate was changed to 75 Comorian francs to the French franc. Since 1999, the currency has been pegged to the euro. • 5 : Tromelin
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with guns, who had been posting campaign (Political campaign) signs nearby. The latter group opened fire on them. '''Mohamed El-Amine Souef''' (born July 1962) is a Comorian (Comoros) diplomat and former foreign minister,
for Fiscal Year 2007 removing International Military Education and Training (IMET) restrictions for all nations. On November 22, 2006 President George W. Bush issued ASPA waivers with respect to the Comoros and Saint Kitts and Nevis, followed by a similar waiver with respect to Montenegro on August 31, 2007. The '''Fédération Comorienne de Football''' (FFC) is the governing body of football (Football (soccer)) in the Comoros. It was founded in 1979, affiliated to FIFA in 2005 and to CAF (Confederation of African Football) in 2003. It organizes the national football league and the national team (Comoros national football team). The first official international played in Comoros was played on the 17.11.2007 against Madagascar for the qualification of 2010 FIFA World Cup and the African Cup of Nation 2010. Countries with diplomatic relations but no extradition treaty The United States maintains diplomatic relations, but does not have extradition treaties with the following countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, the Central African Republic, Chad, China (People's Republic of China), Comoros, Congo (Kinshasa) (Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo), Congo (Brazzaville) (Republic_of_the_Congo), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia (Republic_of_Macedonia), Madagascar, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Micronesia (Federated_States_of_Micronesia), Moldova (Republic of Moldova), Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Samoa, São Tomé & Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Slovenia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican (Vatican_City), and Vietnam. Commons:Category:Comoros WikiPedia:Comoros Dmoz:Regional Africa Comoros
above the HIPC threshold. Membership in the franc zone, the main anchor of stability, has nevertheless helped contain pressures on domestic prices. Commons:Category:Comoros WikiPedia:Comoros Dmoz:Regional Africa Comoros
: A Case Study of the Comoro Islands journal Comparative Education author Abdourahim Said Bakar volume 24 issue 2, Special Number (11): Education and Minority Groups year 1988 pages 181–191 url doi 10.1080 0305006880240203 and the country was renamed the Federal Islamic Republic of Comoros (''République Fédérale Islamique des Comores''; جمهورية القمر الإتحادية الإسلامية ). Abdallah continued as president until 1989 when, fearing a probable coup d'état, he signed
in the Seychelles in the early 19th century. It is known from fossil remains that they once inhabited Lake Edward. The Nile crocodile's current range of distribution extends from the Senegal River, Lake Chad, Wadai (Ouaddaï Region) and the Sudan to the Cunene (Cunene River) and the Okavango Delta. In Madagascar, crocodiles occur in the western and southern parts from Sembirano to Port Dauphin. They have occasionally been spotted
, and reggae. Elements of African music have been added to sega since the 1980s. * COLT (Artillery observer) – (a) Combat Observation and Lasing Team (military) * COM (Com (disambiguation)) – (s) Comoros (ISO 3166 trigram) – (a) Component Object Model * COMECON – (p) Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (economic counterpart of the Warsaw Pact, 1949–1991) * km – (s) Khmer language
The '''Comoros''' ( ''), is a sovereign (Sovereign state) archipelago island nation in the Indian Ocean, located at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel off the eastern coast of Africa, between northeastern Mozambique and northwestern Madagascar. Other countries near the Comoros are Tanzania to the northwest and the Seychelles to the northeast. Its capital is Moroni (Moroni, Comoros), on Grande Comore.
At though French is the sole official language on Mayotte.
Officially, in addition to many smaller islands, the country consists of the four major islands in the volcanic (Volcanic island) Comoros archipelago (Comoros Islands): northwesternmost Grande Comore (Ngazidja); Mohéli (Mwali); Anjouan (Nzwani); and southeasternmost Mayotte (Maore). Mayotte, however, has never been administered by an independent Comoros government and continues to be administered by France (currently as an overseas department) as it was the only island in the archipelago that voted against independence in 1974. France has since vetoed United Nations Security Council resolutions that would affirm Comorian sovereignty over the island. The first UN General Assembly Resolution regarding the matter, "Question of the Comorian island of Mayotte (PDF)", United Nations General Assembly Resolution A RES 31 4, (21 October 1976) states "the occupation by France of the Comorian island of Mayotte constitutes a flagrant encroachment on the national unity of the Comorian State, a Member of the United Nations," rejecting the French-administered referendums and condemning French presence in Mayotte. As defined by the Organization of African Unity, the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries (Non-Aligned Movement), the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, and the United Nations General Assembly: the most recent UN General Assembly Resolution regarding the matter, "Question of the Comorian island of Mayotte," United Nations General Assembly Resolution A RES 49 18, (6 December 1994) states "the results of the referendum of 22 December 1974 were to be considered on a global basis and not island by island,...Reaffirms the sovereignty of the Islamic Federal Republic of the Comoros over the island of Mayotte". Several resolutions expressing similar sentiments were passed between 1977 (31 4) and 1994 (49 18). In addition, a referendum on the question of Mayotte becoming an overseas department of France in 2011 was held on 29 March 2009 and passed overwhelmingly.
The Comoros is the only state to be a member of the African Union, Francophonie, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Arab League (of which it is the southernmost state, being the only member of the Arab League which is entirely within the Southern Hemisphere) and the Indian Ocean Commission. Since independence in 1975, the country has experienced numerous ''coups d'état'' and, as of 2008, about half the population lives below the international poverty line of US$1.25 a day. ''Human Development Indices'', Table 3: Human and income poverty, p. 35. Retrieved on 1 June 2009