Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Comoros gov't: Rebel capital captured - Yahoo! News

Comoros gov't: Rebel capital captured - Yahoo! News: "The Comoros government captured the capital of the rebel-held island of Anjouan on Tuesday, just hours after an African Union-backed military operation got under way to oust a renegade colonel who took power in May

The Comoros, an archipelago of three main islands 250 miles off Africa's southeast coast with a population of about 750,000, has been caught up in a series of coups and political upheavals since gaining independence from France in 1975. The latest came when Col. Mohamed Bacar — a former president of the country — took over Anjouan island, drawing increasingly strident warnings from the central government.

Dosara said troops were now searching for Bacar."

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