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COMESA, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
"COMESA [formerly the PTA] exists as an organisation of free independent sovereign states which have agreed to co-operate in developing their natural and human resources for the good of all their people'. With its 19 member states and population of 300 million it forms a major integrated trading block." Has information on customs tariffs by country, road/transport including road distances, economic profiles for each country. Has the text of Doing Business with COMESA: the Handbook, legal guides to establishing business, etc.
In French. Site sets ad cookies. Has a forum on France-Africa relations, poems, book lists, recipes, Comorians in France, information on la Chambre de Commerce Franco-Comorienne, short articles on Comoros events, etc.
Comoro Islands - Martin Ottenheimer and Harriet Ottenheimer
Created by Martin and Harriet Ottenheimer, authors of the Historical Dictionary of the Comoro Islands (1994) and Professors of Anthropology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. Informative site with history, maps, audio file of the national anthem (for those with sounds cards), geography, population, language, music, economy, transportation, Includes entries from their bibliography, maps, pointers to relevant web sites.
Comoros - A Country Study (Library of Congress Country Studies/Area Handbook Program)
Edited by Helen Chapin Metz. Research Completed August 1994. Full-text. Information on the history, society, economy, politics, national security, bibliographies, tables. One can search across all the country handbooks or any combination of countries and browse the table of contents for a specific country.
In French. Has a directory of Comoro newspapers and magazines, information on tourism, basic facts, text of the investment code, the economy, bibliographies, music and musicians, a history, chronology, profiles of historical figures, an extensive stamp history with photographs, social life, pictures of phone cards, recent political history, text of the Charte Constitutionnelle (6 mai 1999), the Accords d'Antananarivo and other documents. Information on the volcano, Comoran associations, and links to an article on the coelacanthe. Sells vanilla and Ylang-Ylang (perfume plant). Maintained by Mwesi Service, Pamandzi, France and Moroni. [KF]
Coral Reefs - Action Atlas
Site by Mother Jones magazine and the Coral Reef Alliance in Berkeley,
California on endangered coral reefs in Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique,
Comoros, Seychelles, Madagascar, Mauritius, and Reunion.
Main page:
African coral reefs:
Bob Denard Online
Site has closed, now leads to an advertising site. Was the site of the former mercenary in Katanga, Comores, Angola, Chad,  Biafra.
Djawabu - Parti Djawabu Ya Komori
In French. Political party. Youssouf Said, founder and president. "...Djawabu Ya Komori est un parti politique comorien de Gauche, progressiste et démocratique" based on Ali Soilihi's ideas. Party history, political history of the Comoros since 1975, editorials, declarations, interviews and Youssof Said's biography. DjawabuYa Komori’s evaluation of the conditions in the Comoran islands and the performance of executives in charge there. Web site based in France. [CA]
Dorr, Laurence, J. "Plant Collectors in Madagascar and the Comoro Islands"
A review by Blair Orr of the book published by The Royal Botanic Gardens, London 1997. In, the Journal of African Travel-Writing, Number 4, April 1998 (pp. 87-89).
European Union
Use their Search Engine to retrieve information (some in Adobe PDF) on the Comoros. Includes trade with the European Union. [KF]
Ethnologue - Comoros
From the publication, Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 13th ed. (Dallas, Tx.: Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1996), edited by Barbara F. Grimes. Provides numbers of speakers by language, dialects, linguistic affiliation, etc.
Food & Agriculture Organization. Global Information and Early Warning System. Food and Agriculture in the Comoros Islands
FAO map, charts showing cereal production, food consumption, food imports, cereal balance, food aid, meteorological profile, population density, U.N. sources and other sources on the Comoros. [KF]
In French. "une liste d'échange d'informations et de discussion sur l'Archipel des Comores." To subscribe, write to: Past messages are on the web site. Related to the web site, Comores-Online.
Holambe Comores
In French. Some pages in Comorian. Commentary on events, politics, culture, science in the Comores. Contributions are signed. Recipes. Song lyrics. Comoran names. Photographs and more. Annotated links to related sites. Maintained by the Comorian Diaspora.
Indian Ocean Newsletter
Requires payment to read the articles. Published by Indigo Publications, Paris. Eur 860 p.a.
International Boundaries Research Unit, University of Durham
Founded 1989 at the Univ. of Durham (UK). Has a keyword searchable News Database which retrieves articles from the BBC Summary of World Broadcasts, West Africa, Keesings, and other sources.    [KF]
News Database:
International Freedom of Expression Exchange Clearing House (IFEX)
Issues Actions Alerts, tracks threats to freedom of the press, radio. Do a keyword search on Comoros to retrieve reports about African newspapers, and media related civil liberties issues. Has past alerts from 1995 to date.
International Monetary Fund - Comoros and the IMF
Full text reports on the Comoro's economy. Includes "Comoros: Recent Economic Developments," "Comoros - Statistical Appendix, " and many more reports.
Kweli Magazine. "Le magazine des Comores" (Marseille, France)
In French. News on the Comoro Islands. Selected articles online.
Maison des Livres
In French. Very well stocked bookstore in Mamoudzou, Mayotte. Order books from their site.
Mbendi - Comoros
Basic country information, a map, brief information on the oil / gas situation. By MBendi Information Services (Pty) Ltd. a business consulting company in Claremont, South Africa.
Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC)
Information on the history of the internet in the Comoros. Maintained by Randy Bush, John Klensin, Steven Huter, Michael Downhill, a major site for information on e-mail and electronic networking in Africa.
Organisation internationale de la Francophonie
In French. Extensive information on Francophone Africa and French-African relations. Formerly Agence de cooperation Culturelle et Technique, ACCT, an inter-governmental organization for French-speaking countries. Has basic facts about the Comoros from Hachette and statistics (population, language, religion, education, health, economy. Select La Francophonie, then Les membres de la Francophonie, then Comoros.
Parti Republicain des Comores
A Comoro political party formed in 1998. Its President is Mohamed Saïd Abdallah MCHANGAMA. Includes links to sites on the Comoros, the cost of living and taxi fares.
The Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, The University of Texas at Austin
Has maps on the Comoro Islands (political, shaded relief, etc.). - Comoros Page
Basic facts, government information. From the print annual, Political Reference Almanac (Keynote Publishing, Arlington, VA).
Population Index on the Web
Retrieve citations to articles, book chapters, books, government documents, dissertations through a keyword search.  The online database covers all issues of Population Index from 1986+  (Vols. 52+) and a broad range of subjects: women's issues, fertility, migration, child mortality, economic development and population, nutrition and health, urban and rural spatial distribution, statistics.  The Index is published by Princeton University's Office of Population Research.
Société nationale des postes et télécommunications, SNPT
In French. Telecommunications and internet service provider in the Comoros. Has a telephone directory, facts about the Comoros, information on the society, economy, tourism, number of phone subscribers.
UNESCO. Africa Revisited
In  English and French. About the "richness, the diversity, and the fragility" of Africa's cultural heritage. Includes Public Places in the Comoros (town squares).
Has Statistics on the Comoros. Use the Search to locate additional information.
United States. Central Intelligence Agency. Chiefs of State & Cabinet Members - Comoros
Provides a list of the President, Cabinet members, the Governor of the Central Bank, the country's Ambassador to the U.S., and its U.N. Representative.
United States. Central Intelligence Agency. World Factbook
Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications, Transportation, Military, Transnational Issues.
United States. Department of State. Background Notes - Comoros
See also older notes.
United States. Department of State. Country Report on Human Rights Practices - Comoros
2008 Report, 2007 Report, 2006 Report, 2005 Report, 2004 Report, 2003 Report, 2002 Report, 2001 Report, 2000 Report, 1999 Report, 1998 Report, 1997 Report, 1996 Report, 1993-1995 Reports.
United States. Department of State. Travel Warnings
U.S. National Weather Service
Provides information for wind, visibility, temperature, heat index, dew point, relative humidity, pressure, and a 24 hour summary.
University of Pennsylvania. African Studies - Comoros Page
Volcanoes in Africa
Includes photo Karthala volcano in the Comores. One can search issues of the Bulletin of Volcanology by keyword. Located on the Volcano World site which is designed to distribute remote sensing data to non-technical users.
Volcano World:
World Bank Group - Comoros
Statistics (including gender), data profile, full text reports, projects, news, World Bank contacts.
World Wildlife Fund
Use their Site Search to locate articles on the Comoros.

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