At 1,660km2 (640sqmi), excluding the contested island of Mayotte, the Comoros is the third-smallest African nation by area. The population, excluding Mayotte, is estimated at 798,000. As a nation formed at a crossroads of different civilizations, the archipelago is noted for its diverse culture and history.
The archipelago was first inhabited by Bantu speakers who came from East Africa, supplemented by Arab and Austronesian immigration. It became a French colony in the 19th century before becoming independent in 1975. Since independence the country has experienced numerous coups d'état.
The volunteer, Bernice Heiderman, died alone in a hotel room on the island nation of Comoros off Africa’s east coast in January 2018 after sending desperate text messages to her family ...The Peace Corps had one doctor in Comoros, Said, who had been hired by the agency several years earlier.
A legal team representing the Island of Comoros, where the Mavi Marmara was ... Gulden Sonmez, a lawyer acting on behalf of the Comoros, said the ICC Appeals Chamber had made a “strong decision,” and urged the public not to forget the ongoing plight of blockaded Palestinians in Gaza.