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10 Best Places to Visit in Comoros

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What is COMOROS?!

I have made it safely to my 142nd country — the lovely African-island nation of COMOROS!

Nothing gets me more excited than visiting places like Comoros, which are completely hidden and overlooked by the world.

Truth be told, Comoros is booming with life and it has such a unique culture!!

Two Facebook friends, Hamza & Armel, picked me up at the Comoros main airport yesterday morning and have been driving me all over to visit the best places on the island. The people here in Comoros are so kind and welcoming, despite not speaking much English (everyone knows French as it was a French colony).

In this video, I have done my best to educate you a little bit about what life is like in Comoros. I hope you enjoy, and please, comment with any questions/thoughts/comments you may have!

Have you ever been to Comoros?

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The Comoros - East Africa's Island Paradise

I spent ten days exploring the Comoros islands in East Africa (next to Madagascar), splitting my time between Grande Comore and Mohéli. On Grande Comore I visited Moroni, the beaches of the north, Lac Salé, and Chindini.

On Moheli I stayed at Laka Lodge in Nioumachoua, where I swam, snorkled with humpback whales and turtles, and enjoyed Moheli's perfect beaches. A true paradise!

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A glimpse of Comoros.

A tour of the spice-scented island of Moheli, Comoros, to discover clove, ylang ylang, and the preparing of Mataba, a traditional dish made of cassava leaves and coconut milk.


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The beauty of Comoros

This collection of islands in the Indian Ocean near Madagascar serve as the perfect antidote from everyday city life. The enchanting Comoros offers stunning volcanic scenery, forests teaming with lemurs and fruit bats and remote sleepy towns. There are even some of the best undiscovered reefs just waiting to be explored by divers.
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Top 10 Largest Cities or Towns of Comoros

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1) Moroni
2) Mutsamudu
3) Fomboni
4) Domoni
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6) Ouani
7) Mirontsi
8) Bambao
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10) Moya

The Comoros, officially the Union of the Comoros is a sovereign archipelago island nation in the Indian Ocean, located at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel off the eastern coast of Africa, between northeastern Mozambique and northwestern Madagascar. Other countries near the Comoros are Tanzania to the northwest and the Seychelles to the northeast. Its capital is Moroni, on Grande Comore.

At 1,862 km2 (719 sq mi), excluding the contested island of Mayotte, the Comoros is the third-smallest African nation by area. The population, excluding Mayotte, is estimated at 798,000. The name Comoros derives from the Arabic word قمر qamar (moon). As a nation formed at a crossroads of many civilizations, the archipelago is noted for its diverse culture and history. The Union of the Comoros has three official languages -- Comorian, Arabic and French -- though French is the sole official language on Mayotte.

Officially, in addition to many smaller islands, the country consists of the four major islands in the volcanic Comoros archipelago: northwesternmost Grande Comore (Ngazidja); Mohéli (Mwali); Anjouan (Nzwani); and southeasternmost Mayotte (Maore). Mayotte, however, has never been administered by the Comoros government and continues to be administered by France (currently as an overseas department) as it was the only island in the archipelago that voted against independence in 1974. France has since vetoed United Nations Security Council resolutions that would affirm Comorian sovereignty over the island. In addition, a referendum on the question of Mayotte becoming an overseas department of France in 2011 was held on 29 March 2009 and passed overwhelmingly.

The Comoros is the only state to be a member of the African Union, Francophonie, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Arab League (of which it is the southernmost state, being the only member of the Arab League which is entirely within the Southern Hemisphere) and the Indian Ocean Commission. Since independence in 1975, the country has experienced numerous coups d'état and, as of 2008, about half the population lives below the international poverty line of US$1.25 a day.

The first human inhabitants of the Comoros Islands are thought to have been African and Austronesian settlers who traveled to the islands by boat. These people arrived no later than the sixth century AD, the date of the earliest known archaeological site, found on Nzwani, although settlement beginning as early as the first century has been postulated. The islands of Comoros became populated by a succession of diverse groups from the coast of Africa, the Persian Gulf, the Malay Archipelago, and Madagascar. Swahili settlers first reached the islands as a part of the greater Bantu expansion that took place in Africa throughout the first millennium.

According to pre-Islamic mythology, a jinni (spirit) dropped a jewel, which formed a great circular inferno. This became the Kartala volcano, which in turn created the island of Comoros.

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Comoros - Travel & Tourism - Hill Top Sea View

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Comoros Travel Video

Comoros Travel Video - Haphazardly scattered across the Indian Ocean, the mysterious, outrageous and enchanting Comoros islands are the kind of place you go to just drop off the planet for a while. Far removed from the clutter that comes with conventional paradises -- sprawling hotels, neon discos -- the Comoros are so remote even an international fugitive could hide out here. In particular, the island of Mohéli, boasting the sleepy town of Fomboni. Anjouan is the beautiful sister among the already good looking cluster of islands, it does paradise so well, it actually lives up to all the clichéd expectations any traveller could possibly muster -- Palms, bananas and the scent of ylang-ylang and cloves borne on the breeze.

Rich in Swahili culture, and devoutly Muslim, the charming inhabitants of Comoros come from a legendary stock of Arab traders, Persian sultans, African slaves and Portuguese pirates. The four developed islands offer everything from relaxing on white-sand beaches by turquoise seas to hiking through rainforests on the lookout for giant bats. Grande Comore, the largest of the islands, boasts the largest active volcano in the world, Mt Karthala, which last blew its lid in 2005, flattening villages. The aftermath, though has created a spectacular desert landscape on the mountain, and walking and trekking here is particularly good. Also on Grande Comore, timeless Moroni is oozing with old-time Arabian flair. Mayotte, is the only island of the four still a part of France, and while some love the whitest of white beaches, others find it a little too French.

Nicknamed Cloud Coup-Coup land because of their crazy politics, the three independent islands (the fourth, Mayotte, is still a part of France) have experienced almost 20 coups since gaining independence in 1975! In fact, a Comorian president is lucky if theres time for his official portrait to be taken before armed men are once again knocking on the door. In the last decade, however, the quarrelsome tiff-prone independent islands agreed to put their differences aside and fly under the joint banner of the Union des Comores.

Holidaying in the Comoros isnt for everyone; travel will kick your arse at times. But it teaches lessons in patience, humility and resilience. Everything moves mora mora (slowly slowly) and Travelism facilities are far from plush. Islam, and all its traditions, is evident everywhere. Women are expected to show modesty and cover up, and alcohol is a no-no for both sexes.

But if your idea of the perfect holiday is less about drinking rum punch in a skimpy bikini at a swank resort, and more about long, lazy days sipping tea and talking politics with the locals, then a safari in the exotic Comoros will probably be the kind of unpredictable, swashbuckling adventure youve been craving.

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Comoros Islands Travel

Comoros Islands Travel - The Comoros 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.

At 1,862 km2 (719 sq mi) (excluding Mayotte),[3] the Comoros is the third-smallest African nation by area. With a population estimated at 798,000 (excluding Mayotte), it is the sixth-smallest African nation by population—although it has one of the highest population densities in Africa. Its name derives from the Arabic word القمر qamar (moon).[4] The archipelago is notable for its diverse culture and history, as a nation formed at the crossroads of many civilizations. Though in the contested island of Mayotte the sole official language is French, the Union of the Comoros has three official languages: Comorian (Shikomor), Arabic and French.
Moroni with Harbor Bay and Central Mosque, Capital of the Comoros

The country officially consists of the four islands in the volcanic Comoros archipelago: northwestermost Grande Comore or Ngazidja, Mohéli or Mwali, Anjouan or Nzwani, and southeastermost Mayotte or Maore, as well as many smaller islands. However, the government of the Union of the Comoros (or its predecessors, since independence) has never administered the island of Mayotte, which France administers as an overseas collectivity. Mayotte was the only island in the archipelago that voted against independence from France in 1974; the latter has vetoed United Nations Security Council resolutions that would affirm Comorian sovereignty over the island.[5][6][7][8] In addition, a 29 March 2009 referendum on Mayottes becoming an overseas department of France in 2011 was passed overwhelmingly by the people of Mayotte.

The Union of the Comoros is the only state to be a member of all of the following: African Union, Francophonie, Organisation of the Islamic Conference, Arab League and Indian Ocean Commission. The country has had a history marked by numerous coups détat since independence in 1975. As of 2008 about half the population lives below the international poverty line of US$1.25 a day.[9]
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MAURITIUS vs. SEYCHELLES vs. COMOROS

Over the last 3 months, I've had the pleasure to visit all 3 of Africa's small island countries in the Indian Ocean. Mauritius, Seychelles and Comoros.

While the three often get mixed together for their stunning natural landscapes and white-sanded beaches, the culture and lifestyle of the 3 nations are very different. This video will explain more about Mauritius v Seychelles v Comoros!

Have you ever been to either Mauritius, Seychelles or Comoros? Do you agree/disagree with me? Comment below!

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Comoros a tiny country in East Africa and a real island Paradise

The tiny country of Comoros in East Africa Comoros in East Africa is a true off the beaten path travel destination.Swimming with schools of dolphins, close up with humpback whales, perfect beaches with no other tourists and so much more.
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TOP 10 Places to Visit in Vanuatu

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10. Aore Island
Aore Island is an island in Sanma Province, Vanuatu. It is located opposite Luganville on Espiritu Santo and has an area of 58 km².

09. Malakula Island
Malakula Island, also spelled Malekula, is the second-largest island in the nation of Vanuatu, in the Pacific Ocean region of Melanesia.

08. Aneityum
Aneityum is the southernmost island of Vanuatu, in the province of Tafea.

07. Pentecost Island
Pentecost Island is one of the 83 islands that make up the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu. It lies 190 kilometres due north of capital Port Vila. Pentecost Island is known as Pentecôte in French and Pentikos in Bislama.

06. Ambrym
Ambrym is a volcanic island in Malampa Province in the archipelago of Vanuatu. Volcanic activity on the island includes lava lakes in two craters near the summit.

05. Luganville
Luganville is the second largest city in Vanuatu. Its population is 16,312. The city is called Santo by people from Vanuatu's northern islands, who use Luganville as their big city.

04. Espiritu Santo
Espiritu Santo is the largest island in Vanuatu, an archipelago country in the South Pacific. It’s known for its beaches, such as Champagne Beach and Lonnoc Beach, with coral reefs and clear, sheltered waters. The town of Luganville has WWII relics like Quonset huts at Main Wharf. Nearby, popular dive sites include the sunken SS President Coolidge cruise liner and Million Dollar Point’s submerged U.S. war machinery.

03. Tanna
Tanna is an island in Vanuatu, an archipelago country in the South Pacific. On the southeast coastIt’s known for Mount Yasur, an active volcano with frequent explosions from its vents. To the east, Port Resolution is a natural harbor with nearby hot springs, a freshwater lake and a beach. The villages of Sulphur Bay and Imanaka are known for their devotion to the John Frum religious movement.

02. Efate
Efate is an island in the Pacific Ocean which is part of the Shefa Province in Vanuatu. It is also known as Île Vate.

01. Port Vila
Port Vila is the harborside capital and main hub of Vanuatu, on Efate island. Its small downtown is home to colorful market stalls selling produce and local handicrafts. The National Museum of Vanuatu, inside the Vanuatu Cultural Centre, displays artifacts such as slit-gong drums and outrigger canoes. The town is a base for diving and trips to Mele Cascades, a multi-tiered waterfall with rock pools in a rainforest.

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Anjouan - Union of the Comoros

Anjouan (also known as Ndzuwani or Nzwani, and historically as Johanna or Hinzuan) is an autonomous island in the Indian Ocean that forms part of the Union of the Comoros. Its chief town is Mutsamudu and, as of 2006, its population is around 277,500. The total area of the island is 424 square kilometers (163 square miles).

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10 Best Destinations to Visit in Djibouti

Though it occupies a tiny corner in Northern Africa, Djibouti has copious amounts of beauty and sites that you really can’t believe unless you’ve seen them for yourself. Few places have such a variety of landscapes – like volcanoes, sinking plains, limestone chimneys with steam coming from the top, salt lakes, grand canyons, and gorgeous plateaus.
For those that love outdoor adventure, you’ll have plenty to keep you busy here. Enjoy snorkelling with the sharks, diving, kite surfing, and hiking. The country isn’t overly developed outside of the capital so spending time here makes for the perfect eco-travel experience as you get a peek of ancient nomadic life.

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Air Austral A380 WORLD RECORD FLIGHT First Class SUITE, Hi Fly Paris-Réunion [AirClipsTraveller.com]

Join the AirClipsTraveller on a true world record flight aboard

- the world’s first 2nd-life A380 in charter operation,
- the world’s longest A380 domestic flight to date,
- the first ever commercial A380 service to Réunion,
- the first ever A380 service of Air Austral, a company previously having ordered own A380 but changed plans later.

AirClips had the privilege to find someone (let's call him AirClipsTraveler) to witness and capture this unique flight in the A380 history for us, making himself the first ever Air Austral First Class Suite passenger. Air Austral wetleased this A380 as a replacement for a B787 under maintenance for a bit more than two weeks in late August/ early September 2018. Apart from two previous assignments of that A380 to adhoc charter flights for Thomas Cook Scandinavia and Norwegian this has been the world's first ever planned charter/ wet lease flight of an A380.

This single flagship of Hi Fly (Portugal) is registered under it's Hi Fly Malta AOC and operating for French Air Austral here for a very first time.

This is the first A380 aircraft operated second hand. You're expecting a warn-out cabin from it's previous owner Singapore Airlines? Forget it! Join the air clips traveler through a virtually new cabin in factory-new-like condition and enjoy a Hi Fly and Air Austral crew that meets the highest international standards. Lean back and enjoy!

Air Austral is a French airline with its headquarters at Roland Garros Airport in Sainte-Marie, Réunion, France. The airline's main base of flight operations is Roland Garros Airport. It operates scheduled services from Réunion to metropolitan France, South Africa, Thailand, India and a number of destinations in the Indian Ocean. The company has 900 employees. Air Austral was created in December 1974 by local businessman Gérard Ethève. It was Réunion's first commercial airline, known as Réunion Air Services (RAS). By August 1977 RAS had started regional services from Sainte-Marie to Mayotte[6] with a 32-seat Hawker Siddeley HS 748 turboprop. RAS became Air Réunion in December, 1986.
In October 1990 Sematra, a company 46% owned by the local councils of Réunion with the remaining shares owned by banks and other private partners, purchased Air Réunion. A month later, Air Réunion became Air Austral. Two months later, Air Austral bought its first Boeing 737-500. Another 737-300 was acquired in 1994, and in 1997 the airline purchased a 737-300QC, which enabled both passenger and cargo only traffic.
In 2000 the airline took delivery of an ATR 72-500, a short-haul turboprop. By then, Air Austral operated from both Roland Garros Airport in Sainte-Marie and Pierrefonds Airport in Saint Pierre with scheduled services to Mayotte, Johannesburg, South Africa, Comoros, Mauritius, the Seychelles, and three destinations in Madagascar (Antananarivo, Tamatave, Nosy Be, Majunga). In 2003, Air Austral launched its first long-haul service between Réunion and Paris, with two Boeing 777-200ERs. The two Boeing 777s were joined by a third Boeing 777-200ER in 2005. A second long-haul route from Réunion to Marseille and Lyon was established.
In 2007, a third long-haul service to Toulouse via Marseille started. In 2008, the airline introduced new uniforms for staff and crew members, designed by Balenciaga. The second ATR 72-500 was added to the fleet, followed by a third a few months later. In April 2009, Air Austral started a new service to Sydney and New Caledonia, thus opening up a new route between Paris and Sydney via Réunion. The airline also acquired two Boeing 777-300ERs. In November, it placed a firm order for two all-economy class 840-seat Airbus A380s, for delivery in 2014. These are intended for Air Austral's Réunion-Paris flights. In June 2010, it was announced that Air Austral would start scheduled flights from Réunion to Bordeaux and Nantes from February 2011.
In August 2011, Air Austral received its first Boeing 777-200LR. In April 2012, founder and chief executive Gérard Ethève was replaced by Marie-Joseph Malé following financial difficulties caused by risky business decisions made worse by high fuel prices. Non-profitable lines to Nouméa, Sydney, Marseille, Bordeaux, Nantes, Toulouse and Lyon were closed. The company has since returned to profit. Also in April 2012, Air Austral was unable to pay for a new 777-200LR awaiting delivery. The company is looking to sell on the plane instead of taking delivery. Following this development, Air Austral announced in May 2012 that it would defer or cancel its order for 2 Airbus A380s, with a decision to be made by the end of June 2012.

Retaj Moroni Hotel -Comoros islands

Retaj Moroni, hotel in Comoros Island

Welcome (Karibu) to the heart of the Comoros, and the remarkable Retaj Moroni, which is perfectly situated close to all the cultural attractions and business centers. Nestled in the shadow of the volcano on the expansive Island beachfront, nature-lovers, adventurers, families and honeymooners will discover a world apart. With the world of discovery that awaits, from the breathtaking views from our rooms and suites, to our famous pizza and the savory local sea food, you may never want to leave.

If you are here for business, our hotel in Moroni is the perfect location as it is situated to all major local and international business centres, and close to the house of Parliament. Conference/Events organizers will be delighted with all our 6 meeting rooms including audio video facilities for the organisation of workshops, meeting, banqueting and outside catering.

Retaj Moroni will take you out of your world and welcome you to ours.
فندق رتاج موروني
مرحبا (أو كاريبو باللغة المحلية) فى قلب جزر القمر وفى ضيافة فندق رتاج مورونى.يقع فندق رتاج مورونى بالقرب من جميع مناطق الجذب الثقافى والسياحى ومراكز الأعمال و على بعد خمس دقائق فقط من مطار مورونى الدولى.بأطلالة المميزة على المحيط الهندى يعد الوجهة المثالية لمحبى الطبيعة و المغامرة و كذلك العائلات فهنالك الكثير من الأنشطة الترفيهية المختلفة التى يمكنك ممارستها فى جزر القمر والتى يمكنك تنظيمها من خلال الفندق بدءا من التنزة قرب فوهه بركان كارثلا الشهير أو الغوص وسط الشعب المرجانية النادرة كما يمكنك الأستمتاع بمشاهدة الدولفين والحيتان عن قرب بواسطة الرحلات البحرية المختلفة أو الأسترخاء على شاطىء المحيط الهندى و الأستمتاع بمشاهدة الغروب. أما اذا كانت زيارتك من أجل قضاء شهر العسل فأنت مقبل على تجربة فريدة لاتنسى .

توفر لك غرف و أجنحة فندق رتاج مورونى أطلالة رائعة على الطبيعة الخلابة كما يوفر لك مطعم كويك بيتزا أفضل أصناف البيتزا بالأضافة الى المأكولات البحرية المحلية التى تشتهر بها الجزيرة و المتوفرة بالمطعم الرئيسى وذلك بالأضافة الى بركة السباحة الخارجية المطلة على المحيط الهندى و ملعب للكرة الطائرة .

اذا كانت زيارتك لجزر القمر من أجل العمل فأن فندق رتاج مورونى هو خيارك الأمثل وذلك لقربة من مراكز الأعمال المحلية و العالمية و كذلك البرلمان المورونى.كما يحتوى فندق رتاج مورونى على 6 قاعات للأجتماعات و الأحتفالات جميعها مجهزة بالكامل بالأجهزة السمعية و البصرية و ذات قدرات مختلفة لأستيعاب مختلف المناسبات والفاعليات من اجتماعات العمل الى الحفلات الخاصة.

This Thai City Has Transformed! (Pattaya)

I finally made the 2 hour journey South East of Bangkok to the coastal Thai city of Pattaya!

I've heard a lot of things about Pattaya over the years, and it has almost exclusively been negative... such as a destination only for sex tourism, filled with old single men.

While this reputation about Pattaya may be true to an extent, I was shocked to discover a completely different Pattaya than what I had imagined. The city has essentially had a facelift -- transforming into a family friendly place with dozens of attractions, amusement parks, botanical gardens and world class shopping malls. Wait until you see what else we discovered in Pattaya!

Thank you to my friend Dan about Thailand (who has been living in Pattaya for 12 years) for taking me all over Pattaya to make this video. We had a blast! Check out his vlogs as well.

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Top 10 Largest Cities or Towns of Seychelles

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Seychelles, officially the Republic of Seychelles (French: République des Seychelles; Creole: Repiblik Sesel), is a 155-island country (as per the Constitution) spanning an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, whose capital, Victoria, lies some 1,500 kilometres (932 mi) east of mainland Southeast Africa, northeast of the island of Madagascar.

Other nearby island countries and territories include Zanzibar to the west, Mauritius, Rodrigues, Agaléga and Réunion to the south, and Comoros and Mayotte to the southwest. Seychelles, with a population of 90,024, has the smallest population of any African state. It has the highest Human Development Index in Africa and the highest income inequality in the world, as measured by the Gini index. Seychelles is a member of the African Union.

Some scholars assume that Austronesian seafarers and later Maldivian and Arab traders were the first to visit the uninhabited Seychelles. Remains of Maldivian mariner presence from the 12th century were found in Silhouette Island. The earliest recorded sighting by Europeans took place in 1502 by the Portuguese Admiral Vasco da Gama, who passed through the Amirantes and named them after himself (islands of the Admiral). The earliest recorded landing was in January 1609, by the crew of the Ascension under Captain Sharpeigh during the fourth voyage of the English East India Company.

A transit point for trade between Africa and Asia, the islands were occasionally used by pirates until the French began to take control starting in 1756 when a Stone of Possession was laid by Captain Nicholas Morphey. The islands were named after Jean Moreau de Séchelles, Louis XV's Minister of Finance.

The British contested control over the islands between 1794 and 1810. Jean Baptiste Quéau de Quincy, French administrator of Seychelles during the years of war with the United Kingdom, declined to resist when armed enemy warships arrived. Instead, he successfully negotiated the status of capitulation to Britain which gave the settlers a privileged position of neutrality.

Britain eventually assumed full control upon the surrender of Mauritius in 1810, formalised in 1814 at the Treaty of Paris. Seychelles became a crown colony separate from Mauritius in 1903. Elections were held in 1966 and 1970. Independence was granted in 1976 as a republic within the Commonwealth. In 1977, a coup d'état ousted the first president of the republic, James Mancham, who was replaced by France Albert René. The 1979 constitution declared a socialist one-party state, which lasted until 1991. The first draft of a new constitution failed to receive the requisite 60% of voters in 1992, but an amended version was approved in 1993.

In January 2013, the country declared a state of emergency; the tropical cyclone Felleng caused torrential rain, and flooding and landslides destroyed hundreds of houses.

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