Comoros

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significant industry

. 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


member defense

. On 10 April 2008, Comoros became the 179th nation to accept the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. unfccc.int KYOTO PROTOCOL – STATUS OF RATIFICATION Military Commons:Category:Comoros WikiPedia:Comoros Dmoz:Regional Africa Comoros


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genre on the islands, and a Comorian version called ''twarab'' is popular. Media Commons:Category:Comoros WikiPedia:Comoros Dmoz:Regional Africa Comoros


madagascar

''), 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 , excluding the contested island of Mayotte

; The islands of Comoros were populated by a succession of peoples from the coast of Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and the Persian Gulf, the Malay Archipelago, and Madagascar. Bantu (Bantu languages)-speaking settlers reached the islands as a part of the greater Bantu expansion that took place in Africa throughout the first millennium. According to pre-Islamic mythology, a jinni (spirit) dropped a jewel (Gemstone), which formed a great circular inferno. This became the Mount Karthala

220649 From the eleventh to the fifteenth centuries, trade with the island of Madagascar and merchants from the Middle East flourished, smaller villages emerged, and existing towns expanded. Many Comorians can trace their genealogies to ancestors from Yemen, mainly Hadramawt, and Oman. Medieval Comoros According to legend, in 632, upon hearing of Islam, islanders are said to have dispatched an emissary, Mtswa-Mwindza,


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; To put this in a layperson's terms: The official exchange rate of the Comoros franc is 491.97 francs to the euro. It will remain at 491.97 until the government or central bank changes its mind. If Comoros were to float its currency, it could go up to 200 per euro or down to 49,000 per euro or whatever. -- Mwalcoff (User:Mwalcoff) 04:33, 15 February 2006 (UTC) According to the US conservative review ''National Interest'', Jacques Foccart played "an essential role" in the negotiation of the Cooperation accords with the newly independent African states, former members of the French Community created in 1958. These accords involved the sectors of finance and economy, culture and education, and the military. There were initially eleven countries involved: Mauritania, Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire, Dahomey (now Benin), Upper Volta (Republic of Upper Volta) (now Burkina Faso), Niger, Chad, Gabon, Central African Republic, Congo-Brazzaville, and Madagascar. Togo and Cameroon, former UN Trust Territories, as well as, later on, Mali and the former Belgian territories (Ruanda-Urundi, now Rwanda and Burundi, and Congo-Kinshasa), together with some of the ex-Portuguese territories (Portuguese Colonial War), and Comoros and Djibouti, which had also been under French rule for many years but became independent in the 1970s, were also later included. Accidents and incidents * On June 30, 2009, Yemenia Flight 626, an Airbus A310 Yemeni plane crashes with 150 aboard , flight number IY626, departed from Sana'a International Airport, en route to Prince Said Ibrahim International Airport in Moroni (Moroni, Comoros), Comoros. Reportedly with 11 crew and 142 passengers aboard, including 66 French nationals, the aircraft crashed into the Indian Ocean on approach to the destination airport. A twelve-year-old girl (Bahia Bakari) was the only survivor. - Comoros Commons:Category:Comoros WikiPedia:Comoros Dmoz:Regional Africa Comoros


international membership

Futures (Category:Comoros) Category:Countries in Africa Category:Arabic-speaking countries and territories Category:Comoros archipelago


influential genre

and social structure Comorian society is matrilineal and inheritance is passed from mothers to daughters, similar to Malayo-Polynesians (Austronesian peoples) who are matrilineal (Minangkabau (Minangkabau people), Cham (Cham people), Rade (Rade people), Moken (Moken people)). Like in matrilineal Malayo-Polynesian societies, the dominant power of the society belongs to men. Music Zanzibar's taarab music remains the most influential

genre on the islands, and a Comorian version called ''twarab'' is popular. Media Commons:Category:Comoros WikiPedia:Comoros Dmoz:Regional Africa Comoros


past decades

in trees. They do not migrate (bird migration). Denard is known to have participated in conflicts in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), Yemen, Iran, Nigeria, Benin, Gabon, Angola, Zaire and the Comoros, the last-named nation having been subject to more than twenty ''coups d'état'' in the past decades. For most of his career Denard had the quiet backing of France and the French secret service which wished to maintain French influence over its ex-colonies


international played

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

Comoros

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

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