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Hope of Political Peace from Paris Meeting

Almost three years after a deal was struck between leaders in the Comoros to resolve a secessionist crisis, political stability continues to escape the troubled Indian Ocean archipelego. A protracted dispute pits federal President Azali Assoumani against Grande Comore President Abdou Soule Elbak over the respective powers of their offices. Elbak has accused Assoumani of riding roughshod over the country’s recently adopted constitution. On the other hand, supporters of the federal government claim that Elbak – relatively new to politics on the main island – is being manipulated by a small group of detractors, whose aim is to derail the fragile peace process and eventually oust Assoumani from power. Commentators have remarked that the infighting, now entering its second year, has deteriorated into a mudslinging match between the two politicians. They say the long-running standoff has delayed economic development, as investors remain wary of the precarious political situation in the country. Full Story

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