The one minute summary on Comoros

This is it: one minute to the best info on Comoros. This info alone will put you ahead of 99% of foreigners visiting Comoros, garner the admiration of the locals who will instantly want to be your friends, and the envy of your fellow travelers. Read on. You’ll make friends faster that way, become a traveler instead of simply being a tourist, and also enjoy your travels a lot more.

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Photo by D-Stanley

Comoros has endured more than 20 coups or attempted coups since gaining independence from France in 1975. In 1997, the islands of Anjouan and Moheli declared independence from Comoros.

In 1999, military chief Col. AZALI seized power of the entire government in a bloodless coup, and helped negotiate the 2000 Fomboni Accords power-sharing agreement in which the federal presidency rotates among the three islands, and each island maintains its local government. AZALI won the 2002 federal presidential election, and each island in the archipelago elected its president. AZALI stepped down in 2006 and President SAMBI was elected to office. In 2007, Mohamed BACAR effected Anjouan’s de-facto secession from the Union of Comoros, refusing to step down when Comoros’ other islands held legitimate elections in July.

The African Union (AU) initially attempted to resolve the political crisis by applying sanctions and a naval blockade to Anjouan, but in March 2008 the AU and Comoran soldiers seized the island. The island’s inhabitants generally welcomed the move. In May 2011, Ikililou DHOININE won the presidency in peaceful elections widely deemed to be free and fair.

That was it. I promised one minute.

For other condensed info check also my other posts on local culture (don’t make the mistakes I made), local food or local drinks. And when you call your friends to tell them you were by far the most knowledgeable at the party, do that with confidence that you’ll not get hit with a 6.99 per minute bill. You’ll also pick the local food from the tray, and order a local drink with confidence.

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  3. Local food you should try in  Comoros and No miss drinks in  Comoros

Now, cheers to the most Comoros aware person at the cocktail party.

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Best places to see in Comoros

trek to the karthala volcano crater (8 hours walk one way) guides available for Euro100. Lac Sale – lake adjacent to the beach beyond Mytsamiouli in Grand Comore Dolphins off the coast beyond Hahaya Livingstone Bats at Moheli Giant Sea Turtles laying eggs at Moheli