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COMOROS, Landmine Monitor Report 2000
LM Report 2000 Full Report   Executive Summary   Key Findings   Key Developments   Translated Country Reports


Comoros has not acceded to the Mine Ban Treaty. Just prior to the military coup in April 1999, the then Comoran chief government spokesperson, Ali Msaidie, said that signature and ratification of the treaty were under consideration.[1] There has been no progress since and Comoros has been absent from all international fora at which landmines issues have been on the agenda.

The Comoros is not known to have produced or exported AP mines. Ali Msaidie told Landmine Monitor last year that Comoros did not possess landmines of any type, but it has not been possible to confirm this information. Despite a history of military coups, it appears landmines have not been used.[2]

In March 1999 local journalists reported that on Anjouan, landmines belonging to a construction company were stolen by supporters of one of the separatist leaders on the island from an army barracks where they had been kept for safe-keeping.[3] There have been no reports that these mines have been used. [4]


[1] Telephone interview, Ali Msaidie, chief government spokesperson, Islamic Federal Republic of Comoros, Moroni, 1 April 1999.
[2] Interview, diplomatic source, Moroni, 25 July 2000.
[3] See, Landmine Monitor Report 1999, p.188.
[4] Interview, diplomatic source, Moroni, 25 July 2000.