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Burundi, Eritrea, East Timor top global hunger index

Sixteen countries have alarming levels of hunger, with Burundi the worst affected, according to an annual index released on Monday which also reveals that 2 billion people worldwide suffer from "hidden hunger".

At least 50 drown after Comoros boat capsizes

At least 50 people including children drowned in rough seas when a passenger boat sunk off the Comoros archipelago in the early hours after its engines failed, the country's public prosecutor said.

Comoros can start receiving debt relief: IMF, W Bank

Comoros has met conditions to start receiving debt relief under the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank said.

Comoros election talks fail, claims of foul play

Negotiations between Comoros' leader and opposition parties on a date for presidential elections have stalled with President Mohamed Abdallah Sambi's rivals accusing him of illegally clinging on to power.

Comoros annuls law extending leader's term

Comoros' highest court has annulled a law which extended the mandate of the Indian Ocean islands' leader after weeks of heightened political tensions on the coup-prone archipelago.
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