Islands in the Indian Ocean off the coast of southeast Africa, ruled since 1976 by the Udzima wa Komori/Union des Comores


Comoros - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The Comoros (Arabic: جزر القمر‎, Ǧuzur al-Qumur/Qamar), officially the Union of the Comoros (Comorian: Udzima wa Komori, French: Union des Comores, Arabic: الاتحاد القمري‎ al-Ittiḥād al-Qumurī/Qamarī) is an archipelago island nation in the Indian Ocean, located off the eastern coast of Africa, on the northern end of the Mozambique Channel, between northeastern Mozambique and northwestern Madagascar. Other countries near to the Comoros are Tanzania to the northwest and the Seychelles to the northeast. The capital is Moroni on Grande Comore. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Comoros | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 55, Political Rights: 3, Civil Liberties: 4
"In January and February 2015, Comoros held competitive parliamentary elections on all three islands. The opposition criticized the election commission for inadequate preparations and alleged widespread use of state resources and state-run companies to support the campaign of President Ikililou Dhoinine's party. The president’s party won the most seats and formed a parliamentary majority through alliances with smaller parties. The recently formed Juwa Party of former president Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi was the primary opposition faction."