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, born January 1, 1959) was a president (List of Presidents of Comoros) of the Comoros. He became leader of the country on 30 April 1999 after leading a coup to depose acting president Tadjidine Ben Said Massounde, who he saw as pandering (pandering (politics)) to the independence movement (Comorian Secession Crisis) on Anjouan. He won multi-party elections (Elections in Comoros) in 2002, prior to which he was constitutionally required to temporarily step down in order to run as a candidate. The Office of Foreign Assets Control of the United States Department of the Treasury had already banned various branches of this organization at various times, including the US branch on 9 September 2004. U.S.-Based Branch of Al Haramain Foundation Linked to Terror, press release, US Department of the Treasury, 9 September 2004 Under various names it had branches in Afghanistan, Albania, Bangladesh, Bosnia (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Comoros, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, Tanzania, and the United States. nativename ''Shikomor'' states Comoros and Mayotte region Throughout Comoros and Mayotte; also in Madagascar and Réunion states Comoros and Mayotte region Throughout Comoros and Mayotte; also in Madagascar and Réunion speakers 700,000 '''Comorian''' ''(Shikomor)'' is the most widely used language on the Comoros (independent islands in the Indian Ocean, off Mozambique and Madagascar) and Mayotte. It is a set of Swahili (Swahili language) dialects but with a much stronger Arabic (Arabic language) influence than standard Swahili. Each island has a different dialect; that of Anjouan is called ''Shindzuani,'' that of Mohéli ''Shimwali,'' that of Mayotte ''Shimaore (Shimaore dialect),'' and that of Grande Comore ''Shingazija''. No official alphabet (Official script) existed in 1992, but Arabic (Arabic script) and Latin (Latin script) scripts were both used. DX-peditions with most contacts In October 2011, the T32C Kiritimati (Christmas Island, Eastern Kiribati) DXpedition, run by the Five Star DXers Association, claimed 213,169 contacts. This broke the February 2008 record set by the Ducie Island (Pitcairn group) DXpedition, which claimed 183,686 QSOs under the callsign VP6DX. This in turn had broken the previous record of 168,000 set in 2001 by D68C (also by the FSDXA) from the Galawa Beach Hotel on the Comoros island of Grande Comore. The January 2012 trip to Malpelo Island netted 195,625 contacts. While not an absolute record, it was the largest total ever achieved by a DX-pedition where the members lived in tents and powered their radios by portable generators. Malpelo DXpedition 2012 right thumb Close-up of 1808 map of Africa with the small Comoros islands labelled "Camora" (near center, just below marked line of latitude) (Image:Camora.jpg) Some scholars have theorized that Smith created the name "Cumorah" through his study of the treasure-hunting stories of Captain William Kidd. See, e.g., Ronald V. Huggins, "From Captain Kidd's Treasure Ghost to the Angel Moroni: Changin ''Dramatis Personae'' in Early Mormonism", ''Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought'', '''36''':4 (Winter 2003) pp. 17-42. Because Kidd was said to have buried treasure in the Comoros islands, it has been suggested that Smith used the name of the islands and applied it to the hill

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island, the largest island in the nation of Comoros. The Karthala volcano is notoriously active, having erupted more than 20 times since the 19th century. Frequent eruptions have shaped the volcano’s 3 by 4 km summit caldera, but the island has largely escaped broad destruction. Eruptions on April 17, 2005, and May 29, 2006 have ended a period of quiet. * ''Puffinus lherminieri persicus'' Hume, 1837 – breeds on Khuriya Muriya Islands

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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

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Brookfield Exhibit-and-Animal-Guide Hamill-Family-Play-Zoo Mongoose-Lemur.aspx Chicago Zoological Society - Brookfield Zoo's Mongoose Lemur page though it is believed to be an introduced species in the Comoros. ARKive - Mongoose Lemur ("Eulemur mongoz") The mongoose lemur mostly eats fruit, though flowers, leaves and nectar also make up part of its diet. As such, mongoose

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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


countries, Comoros is made up of three islands that have inadequate transportation links, a young and rapidly increasing population, and few natural resources. Comoros is also the smallest nation in the Arab World by population. Climate Tropical marine; rainy and hot season (November to May). Landscape Volcanic islands whose interiors vary from steep mountains to low hills, with the highest point, Le Karthala (on Grand Comore), at 2,361m. History The islands of Comoros have

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, 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

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pressure regarding his government's former requirement that all applicants to the country's secondary education system graduate a compulsory National Youth Service which included traditional curricula, political education and, according to critics, ideological indoctrination and paramilitary training. This requirement was disbanded after the transition to multiparty rule and the organization was eventually abolished entirely. According to various reports, cronyism, corruption and impunity

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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


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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