SADC Grows as Comoros Joins the Southern African Bloc

The Union of the Comoros (a former French colony), on the 25th of May announced it will be joining The Southern African Development Community (SADC), which will be made Official at the Annual SADC Summit hosted by Namibia in August this year. The French speaking archipelago’s goal in joining SADC is to branch out, to do more business and trade with more English speaking nations.

Comoros, which is known for being one of the most impoverished countries in the world, is already a part of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), is made up of three islands in the Indian Ocean near the North East of Mozambique and its economy is mainly dominated by primary sector production, like agriculture, fishing, forestry and hunting.

Comoros will become the 16th member state of SADC. Foreign Minister Mohamed Elamine Souef of Comoros said the reason in joining is that SADC had nothing to do with resent disagreement with France over the disputed island of Mayotte and the ending of French Visa’s to Comoros citizens.


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