History of Comoros: French Rule Last updated on
Monday 19th April 2010
The present culture of the Comoros is very similar to that of the Swahili people on the African coast from Somalia to Mozambique.
Because of rival sultanates on the islands, in the nineteenth century France was able to exploit the situation and establish a presence. In 1886 the Comoros islands became a French protectorate and in 1912 France officially proclaimed them colonies.
Until the 1960s the islands were more or less totally isolated from the world. France maintained a situation which forbade political organization and a local press. In December 1961, however, in response to increased demands from the people of the islands, a system of internal autonomy was set up.
As you like 'History of Comoros: French Rule' you may also like following articles . . .
The Comoros Islands were very likely inhabited by Malayo-Polynesian sailors as early as the sixth century AD. Arabs and Africans were later arrivals.
For hundreds of years, the islands...
The Comoros is an archipelago consisting of a group of islands in the Mozambique Channel, about two-thirds of the way between northern Madagascar and northern Mozambique.
The islands are of...
Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros
Four islands in the Mozambique Channel roughly 500km west of the northern tip of Madagascar and 300km east of Mozambique....
In 1997 Anjouan seceded from the Comoros. Two opposing factions took control of the island and although both factions agreed to secede from Comoros, they disagreed as to whether they should...
The independence of the Comoros was proclaimed in July 1975 by Ahmed Abdallah, the archipelago’s main rice exporter and Prime Minister of the semi-autonomous local government. The...
From 1971 to 1973 there was great political unrest in the islands. In December 1972 a union of pro-independence parties won 34 seats, while the MPM won only five. The French government...
The islands are served by Air Comores, Air Madagascar, Air Mauritius, Air France and South African Airways.
There are no railways in the islands.