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Comoros | Réunion and Mayotte
Politics | Society
Mayotte issue to split or join Comoros, France

afrol News - Despite heavy protests from Comoros, the Comoran island Mayotte soon will become a department and an integrated part of France. The move could further divide France and Comoros, or bring them closer together.
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Seychelles
Politics | Economy - Development
Piracy costs Seychelles millions

afrol News - Pirate activity in Seychelles' waters is very limited, but nevertheless it costs the small nation millions of dollars in lost revenues from fishing and tourism, and in extra transport costs.
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Seychelles
Science - Education | Society
Seychelles gets its 1st university

afrol News - Seychelles, a nation of only 85,000 inhabitants, yesterday inaugurated its first university. The small nation hopes to reverse the "brain drain" resulting from students having to travel abroad.
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Seychelles
Society
Seychelles rescues piracy hostages

afrol News - The Seychelles Coast Guard today rescued 7 Seychellois fishermen from the hands of Somali pirates in an operation coordinated with European anti-piracy navy and air units.
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Mauritius
Economy - Development
Mauritius budget to secure nation's wealth

afrol News - Presenting the 2011 budget, Mauritius' Finance Minister Pravind Jugnauth today announced the downgrading of ties with Europe and the set-up of a US$ 500 million Sovereign Wealth Fund.
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Madagascar
Politics
Madagascar coup failing

afrol News - A group of officers claiming to have taken control of Madagascar's government seem to have been isolated at their military barracks at the Antananarivo airport. Calm has returned to the Malagasy capital.
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Madagascar
Politics
Coup attempt ongoing in Madagascar

afrol News - As a controversial referendum is ongoing in Madagascar, Colonel Charles Andrianasoavina claims to have taken control over the island in a coup to "restore democracy" and seek "national reconciliation". He is calling on troops to support his coup.
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Madagascar
Politics
Madagascar referendum deemed illegal

afrol News - Twenty months after Andry Rajoelina's coup in Madagascar, a constitutional referendum is to legitimise his rule and hinder ousted leaders to get back to power. The referendum will not change Madagascar's international isolation.
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Comoros
Politics
Comoros presidential poll results published

afrol News - Three candidates for the Comoros Union presidency elections on Sunday have emerged to compete in a second round in December. Ruling party candidate Ikililou Dhoinine received most votes in the first round.
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Seychelles
Culture - Arts | Travel - Leisure
Seychelles to organise "prestigious" carnival

afrol News - Seychelles is planning an international carnival scheduled to take place in its capital Victoria in March 2011, echoing the time when Seychelles first became a melting pot of different cultures from the entire world.
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Réunion Island sees strong tourism recovery
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Coral deaths reach Mayotte, Comoros
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