Union of the Comoros

Union of the Comoros

Political Economy Summary

Capital Moroni
Independence 6 July 1975
Head of State & Govt H.E. Azali Assoumani
Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed El-Amine Souef
Minister of Finance Said Ali Said Chayhane
Central Bank Govenor Mzé Abdou Mohamed Chanfiou
Next National Elections Date 2024
Government Website
Parliament Website


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Balance of Payments and International FDI Position in the Comoros: FY2019/20
Comorian merchandise export earnings have been growing steadily since 2016 despite the persistent trade deficit. The growth in merchandise export earnings has not been sufficient ...
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Trade and Regional Integration in the Comoros: FY2019/20
The Comoros’ exports have been growing slower than imports during the period from 2015 to 2018. This has not affected Comoros’ gross official foreign exchange ...
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PESA Editorial - Comoros - 3Q2018/19
Political stability and economic growth go hand-in-hand and it is generally expected that political turmoil and conflict undermine countries’ development. The Union of the Comoros ...
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Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic in SADC
The July 2020 issue focuses on assessing the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and evaluates the readiness and gaps in the region's public capacity; and ...
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Youth Unemployment and Empowerment in SADC
The July 2019 issue focuses on providing an overview of youth empowerment in SADC - What is the current state of youth unemployment and youth ...
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Public Debt and Government Finances in SADC
The April 2019 issue focuses on providing an overview of public debt in SADC and what needs to be done to retain debt sustainability in ...
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Political Conflict and Development in SADC
The January 2019 issue focuses on the history of conflict and political instability in SADC, and its impact on economic growth and development - What is ...
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2017 French Elections and Françafrique
Interview about the 2017 French Presidential Elections and the future of Françafrique and the CFA Franc. The interview also analyses the political economy outlook and ...


Comoros Geographic Location
Geographic Location

The Comoros is an island country in the Indian Ocean located at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel off the eastern coast of Africa between northeastern Mozambique, the French region of Mayotte, and northwestern Madagascar. The capital and largest city in Comoros is Moroni.

Comorian Cities
Coat of Arms

The national seal of the Comoros has the crescent found on the national flag in the center; within this crescent are the four stars found on the flag. A sun with rays extended is right above the crescent. Around the focal point, the name of the nation (Union of the Comoros) is written in both French and Arabic. The border is composed of two olive branches, with the national motto at the bottom in French.

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