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Comoros constitutional referendum coming

The Indian Ocean state of Comoros will hold a constitutional referendum on July 30 on presidential term limits that could result in the next vote being two years ahead of schedule, government said.

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.
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