COMOROS: Concerns over possible social unrest

Saturday, November 22, 2008
PORT LOUIS Friday, August 22, 2008 (IRIN) - High food and fuel prices may push Comoros to the brink of "social unrest" says a senior UN official. Hopes were raised in Comoros when the government ousted rebel leader Mohammed Bacar in a military operation in March 2008 to take control of Anjouan Island, and officials promised that the assault would bring long-awaited stability to the three-island archipelago in the Indian Ocean. But, rather than ending a painful history of coups, political...