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 Souef Mohamed El-Amine
Minister of Finance Said Ali Said Chayhane
Central Bank Govenor Younoussa Imani
Next National Elections Date 2024
Government Website
Parliament Website




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Array Trade and Regional Integration in the Comoros: FY2019/20

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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Array PESA Editorial - Comoros - 3Q2018/19

History of Conflict and its Impact on Comorian Development

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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Array PESA Power987 Interview

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 ...
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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