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  1. .com | Deputy army chief held in Comoros over anti-regime plotRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 12 | News24

    ... against the state. But a day before the hearing, Hassani - who had denounced the reforms as likely to plunge Comoros into a deep political crisis - had flown abroad, with the court charging him in absentia and issuing an international warrant for ...

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  2. Comoros ex-president says innocent of charges against him on passports schemeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 23 | Channelnewsasia.com

    Former Comoros president Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi rejects charges of corruption and embezzling public funds in connection with a scheme to sell his country's passports and will prove his innocence, his lawyer said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Comoros President Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi speaks during the Millennium Development Goals Summit at the United Nations headquarters in New York September 20, 2010.

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  3. Ex-Comoros president charged in passport sale scandalRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2018 | Daily Monitor

    ... -- boycotted by the opposition -- in which 92.43 percent of those who did vote supported the changes. Former Comoros president Ahmed Abdallah Sambi has been detained and charged in connection with misappropriating funds linked to a vast passport ...

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  4. Ex-Comoros president charged with graft in connection to passports schemeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2018 | Channelnewsasia.com

    Ex-Comoros president Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi has been formally charged with corruption and embezzling public funds in connection with a scheme to sell his country's passports, according to the prosecutor and court documents. FILE PHOTO: Comoran President Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi delivers his address during prayers for passengers in the missing Yemenia A310-300 plane and marking the country's 34th independence anniversary in Moroni July 6, 2009.

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  5. Prithvi Fine Art & Cultural Centre Launched Sangeeta Gupta's...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... The book was unveiled by eminent Kashmiri, Mr. K. L. Ganju (Consul General (Hony.) of the Republic of Union of the Comoros and Member of the (Hony). He is also Consular Corps Diplomatique - India, Director - F. I. C. A. C (AISBL), World Federation ...

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  6. .com | Comoros prosecutor accuses arrested opponents of planning a coupRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2018 | News24

    Authorities in the Comoros on Tuesday accused eight people, arrested last week following a controversial referendum boycotted by the opposition, of trying to organise a coup. Prosecutor Mohamed Abdoua said the group had wanted to commit "a terrorist act" and plans to "target" specific people, including the interior minister, the finance minister and the head of the army were discovered during police searches.

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  7. Comoros prosecutor accuses arrested opponents of planning a coupRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2018 | Daily Monitor

    ... in 2002, stepping down in 2006 to hand over power democratically to Ahmed Abdallah Sambi. Authorities in the Comoros on Tuesday accused eight people, arrested last week following a controversial referendum boycotted by the opposition, of trying to ...

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  8. .com | Crackdown on Comoros opposition after referendum boycottRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2018 | News24

    Authorities in the Comoros have launched a crackdown on opposition members following a controversial referendum which they boycotted, party sources said on Wednesday. The July 30 referendum returned overwhelming backing for reforms that will allow President Azali Assoumani to run for another term in office as the head of the Indian Ocean archipelago.

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  9. .com | Comoros votes to allow president to run for further term: officialRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2018 | News24

    The last of Zimbabwe's voters have cast their ballots by the light of lanterns, candles and mobile phones as counting is underway in a historic election. Voters in the Comoros overwhelmingly backed controversial constitutional reforms that would allow President Azali Assoumani to run for another term, an electoral official said Monday, following a referendum boycotted by the opposition.

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  10. Comoros president wins controversial poll extending powersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2018 | The Daily Star

    Comoros' President Azali Assoumani shakes hands as he arrives to vote during a constitutional referendum on July 30, 2018 at Mitsoudje polling station, outside Moroni capital of the Comoros archipelago off Africa's east coast.

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  11. .com | The Comoros at a glanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2018 | News24

    One of the world's poorest countries, the Indian Ocean island nation of the Comoros has endured years of political turmoil, including a spate of coups. Made up of the three islands of Anjouan, Grande-Comore and Moheli, the small country's land surface is 1 870 square kilometres, with a population of just 800 000.

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  12. .com | Comoros president leads in referendum on extending his powers: govtRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2018 | News24

    Comoros President Azali Assoumani appeared to be ahead as counting continued of votes cast in a referendum on proposals to radically extend his powers, the government said on Tuesday. The Indian Ocean archipelago has a long history of instability and risks renewed unrest after Assoumani banned demonstrations and the opposition called for a boycott of Monday's vote.

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  13. Controversial vote on presidential powers passes in ComorosRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2018 | Al Jazeera

    Comorans have voted overwhelmingly in favour of controversial constitutional reforms that will allow President Azali Assoumani to seek another term, according to electoral officials. Ahmed Mohamed Djaza, president of the Comoros National Electoral Commission , said on Tuesday that the "yes" vote was backed by However, government critics and election observers are questioning the legitimacy of the vote, which was boycotted by the opposition and took place amid a crackdown on dissent and a general strike that paralysed Moroni.

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  14. .com | Voting closed in Comoros referendum on increasing president's powersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2018 | News24

    The last of Zimbabwe's voters have cast their ballots by the light of lanterns, candles and mobile phones as counting is underway in a historic election. Counting began on Monday in a politically explosive referendum in Comoros that could change the constitution and allow President Azali Assoumani to rule beyond 2021, his current term limit.

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  15. Comoros votes in referendum on increasing president's powerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2018 | Daily Times

    Voters in the Comoros went to the polls Monday in a politically explosive referendum that could change the constitution and allow President Azali Assoumani to rule beyond 2012, his current term limit. Burdened by a long history of turbulence, the Indian Ocean archipelago risks renewed unrest after Assoumani banned demonstrations and the opposition vowed to fiercely resist the proposed changes.

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  16. Polls close in Comoros referendum on presidential powersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2018 | Al Jazeera

    Votes are being counted in Comoros ' highly controversial referendum that could replace the current system of rotating power between islands and extend the rule of President Azali Assoumani. Assoumani, a move critics say is a power grab intended to extend his presidential term, which is due to end in 2021.

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  17. Voting closes in Comoros referendum on increasing president's powersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2018 | The Daily Star

    Comoros' president, Azali Assoumani, arrives at a polling station before casting his ballot during a constitutional referendum on July 30, 2018 at Mitsoudje, outside Moroni, the capital of the Comoros archipelago off Africa's east coast.

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  18. Coromos Islanders Weigh Controversial ReferendumRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2018 | Voice of America

    Comoros' President, Azali Assoumani arrives to a poll booth during a constitutional referendum, July 30, 2018, at Mitsoudje polling station, outside Moroni capital of the Comoros archipelago off Africa's east coast. A controversial referendum Monday in the Comoros could scrap the tiny southeast African country's power rotation system and end the single-term limit for the presidency.

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  19. Comoros holds referendum to extend presidential term limitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2018 | Reuters

    Comoros holds a referendum on Monday to extend presidential term limits and end a system of rotating power among the archipelago's three main islands, moves the opposition calls a power grab by President Azali Assoumani. FILE PHOTO: Comoros President Azali Assoumani addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 21, 2017.

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  20. Comoros Holds Referendum to Extend Presidential Term LimitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2018 | US News & World Report

    Comoros holds a referendum on Monday to extend presidential term limits and end a system of rotating power among the archipelago's three main islands, moves the opposition calls a power grab by President Azali Assoumani. A yes vote would allow Assoumani to run for two more five year terms starting with an early election next year, rather than being required to step down when his present term ends in 2021.

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