This article gives an overview of the Comoro Islands and the struggle and obstacles in building a unified nation-state. This often-overlooked member of the Arab League has been rocked by no fewer than 19 coup- and coup attempts characterized by mercenary intervention, especially that of Robert Denard, and French post-colonial involvement. The article covers historical and major inter-island politics and issues of national concern; involvement with the Arab League and the African Union; as well as succession crises and important Comorian leaders including Ahmed Abdullah, Mohammed Bacar and Maoist Ali Soilih.
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Research Article| April 01 2009
The Comoros and the crisis of building a national state
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2009) 2 (2): 229–239.
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Hamdy A. Hassan; The Comoros and the crisis of building a national state. Contemporary Arab Affairs 1 April 2009; 2 (2): 229–239. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550910802589059
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