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A country consisting of three main islands and numerous islets of the Comoro Islands in the Indian Ocean off southeast Africa between Mozambique and Madagascar. Settled by peoples from Africa, Indonesia, and Arabia, the islands were ceded to France between 1841 and 1909. They declared their independence from France in 1975 (although Mayotte voted to remain a French territory). Moroni, on Grand Comoro Island, is the capital.
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(ˈkɒməˌrəʊz; kəˈmɔːrəʊz)
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(Placename) a republic consisting of three volcanic islands in the Indian Ocean, off the NW coast of Madagascar; a French territory from 1947; became independent in 1976 except for Mayotte, the fourth island in the group, which chose to remain French. Official languages: Comorian, French, and Arabic; Swahili is used commercially. Religion: Muslim. Currency: franc. Capital: Moroni. Pop: 752 288 (2013 est). Area: 1862 sq km (719 sq miles). Official name: Union of the Comoros
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(ˈkɒm əˌroʊz)

Federal Islamic Republic of the, a republic of three Comoro Islands: a former French territory; independence in 1975. 562,723; 719 sq. mi. (1862 sq. km). Cap.: Moroni.
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Comoro Islands, Iles Comores - three main islands and numerous islets in the Indian Ocean between Mozambique and Madagascar
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L'ile de Ngazidja dans l'archipel des Comores (ocean Indien occidental) est un exemple de societe musulmane matrilineaire et matrilocale.
De nombreux pays africains, dont des chefs d'Etat et de gouvernement, des ministres des affaires etrangeres du Malawi, des Comores, de la Guinee Bissau...ont fait le deplacement a Marrakech.
An additional six airlines are subject to operational restrictions and can only fly to the EU with specific aircraft types: Afrijet and Nouvelle Air Affaires SN2AG (Gabon), Air Koryo (Democratic People's Republic of Korea), Air Service Comores (the Comoros), Iran Air (Iran) and TAAG Angola Airlines (Angola).
The letter was issued by the following organisations: SOS Democratie aux Comores; ACDH (Association Comorienne de Defense de Droits Humains); Collectif pour la Defense de la Democratie aux Comores (CDDC); Comite de Soutien du journaliste Abdallah AGWA; Mouvement Touche pas a Ma Tournante.
Le president de la Republique, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, a felicite son homologue de l'Union des Comores, Azali Assoumani, a l'occasion de la fete nationale de son pays, lui reiterant, dans un message, son [beaucoup moins que] entiere disponibilite [beaucoup plus grand que] a poursuivre les efforts communs en faveur du developpement du continent africain.
These airlines can only fly to the Union with specific aircraft types: Air Astana (Kazakhstan), Afrijet, Gabon Airlines and SN2AG (Gabon), Air Koryo (Democratic People's Republic of Korea), Airlift International (Ghana), Air Service Comores (the Comoros), Iran Air (Iran), TAAG Angolan Airlines (Angola) and Air Madagascar (Madagascar).
D'ici a la fin de l'annee 2014, un effort similaire sera porte concernant les seize autres pays prioritaires de l'aide francaise: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Republique centrafricaine, Comores, Republique democratique du Congo, Djibouti, Ghana, Guinee, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritanie, Niger, Tchad, Togo, Senegal.
The list also includes ten airlines subject to operational restrictions and thus allowed to operate into the EU under strict conditions: Air Astana from Kazakhstan, Afrijet, Gabon Airlines, and SN2AG from Gabon, Air Koryo from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Airlift International from Ghana, Air Service Comores from the Comoros, Iran Air from Iran, TAAG Angolan Airlines from Angola and Air Madagascar from Madagascar.
Al-Suffi a souligne la fermete des relations entre son pays les Iles Comores et le Soudan dans tous les domaines.