Comoros - : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper, Africa's portal offers a daily online newspaper with information on what is going on in the world, culture, economics, sport, societies of 56 african countries. en : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper IMF and World Bank Announce Comoros Can Start Receiving Debt Relief Thu, 01 Jul 2010 11:22:10 +0200 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank's International Development Association (IDA) have determined that the Union of the Comoros has taken the necessary steps to reach its decision point under the enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative.1 The decisions by the Executive Boards of the two institutions mark a step towards Comoros receiving US$144.8 million in net present value (NPV) terms in debt relief. The IDA Executive Board also approved interim assistance to cover part of Comoros' debt service to the institution. Comoros: Chairperson of the Commission of the AU stresses the need for a consensual resolution of the institutional issues facing the Union of the Comoros Thu, 04 Mar 2010 18:59:57 +0100 The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Mr. Jean Ping, has been closely following the recent developments in the Comoros, especially the adoption, on 1 March 2010, by the Congress which comprises the elected members of the Assembly of the Union and those of the Councils of the autonomous Islands of a law aimed at harmonizing, from 27 November 2011, the mandates of the President of the Union and the Governors of the Islands. French Minsterial visit to Comoros rejected by Parliamentarians Thu, 15 May 2008 16:12:29 +0200 The visit by Joyandet and Jégo is coming a month after that of Rémi Maréchaux, Adviser to the French President on African Affairs, and Alain Moro, junior Ambassador for Cooperation in the Indian Ocean area. Panapress Anjouan elections slated for June Tue, 22 Apr 2008 16:34:50 +0200 "The electoral calendar, schedule and budget have been filed to the government and the Constitutional Court," he was quoted by the Tuesday edition of the Al-Watwan newspaper as saying. Comoros : Ex-VP surrenders, others caught hiding in a cave Mon, 31 Mar 2008 17:58:40 +0200 The former prime minister under President Djohar, who acted as interim president in 1995, when the latter was overthrown by mercenary Bob Denard, joined Colonel Bacar in June 2006 at the end of his term as vice-president from June 2002 to June 2006. Comoros reconstruction pledged by AU Sat, 29 Mar 2008 11:25:13 +0100 Council welcomed the commitment made by the Comorian government to organise the polls as soon as possible, in accordance with the provisions of the constitution and other relevant texts governing the modus operandi of the Union of the Comoros. Comoros : Rebels warned Fri, 28 Mar 2008 15:33:41 +0100 The command of the Comoran military and AU forces also asked political leaders and former companions of Bacar, as well as Anjouan gendarmes, to surrender their weapons within 48 hours, after which the coalition forces will be ordered to use all appropriate means to capture them. Comoros' rebel island under union gov't control Wed, 26 Mar 2008 13:06:23 +0100 The Comoros government, supported by a coalition force of troops from Tanzania, Sudan and Senegal, with logistical support from Libya, launched the seaborne assault on 25 March to end the rule of rebel leader Mohamed Bacar, who came to power through a coup in 2001. Comoros: Anjouan under loyalist control Wed, 26 Mar 2008 01:13:12 +0100 Mr Dossar said the operation backed by a contingent of the African Union "is still unfolding without the slightest material or human damage".