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2006 | 4 - Islam we współczesnej Afryce | 211-222
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Związek Komorów. Pomiędzy światem arabskim a Afryką

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Union of the Comoros. Between Arab World and Africa
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Union of Comoros (Comoros) is situated on the islands in the Indian Ocean between the coast of East Africa and Madagascar. Comoros population is 690 thousands of inhabitants. In 1975 the Islands were given an independence from France, but one of the four islands, named Mayotta become a French-Comoran territorial dispute. Union of Comoros as an African country is a member of Arab League and is related to many different Arabic organizations. Vast majority of Comoran people are Muslims and speak Arabic, that substantiates their persistent ties with Arab World. Taking into consideration the fact, that Comoros are situated in Africa, this country is a member of many African organizations and institutions. Union of Comoros participates in works of COMESA (Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa) and belongs to African Union - successor of Organization of African Unity. Moreover, jointly with Djibouti, Mauretania, Somalia and Sudan, Union of Comoros is a member of The Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACPSEC), which is responsible for sustaining development of its Member-States and their gradual integration into the global economy. It shows the case of duality of Comoros Islands which are from geographical point of view a part of African continent are also, using political and cultural perception, as the part of Arab world.
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  • Uniwersytet Gdański
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