Assoumani Azali was elected President of Comores following a democratic and peaceful election process in Comoros.
President Azali a former president from 2002, becomes the third democratically elected President of the Comores when he takes over from Ikililou Dhoinine in May 2016. This marks further progress for the country in the transition to full democracy from military rule in 2002.
For further information, please contact:
Peter Wakeling, CEO
+254 (0)728 544 862
+44 (0)79 4495 6133
Notes to Editors:
Bahari Resources, formed in 2012, is a privately-owned oil and gas exploration company focused on Africa and the Western Indian Ocean. Founded by an experienced management team with an extensive track record in the East African petroleum exploration, the company is headquartered in Kenya.
The Union of the Comoros comprise an archipelago of islands in the Mozambique Channel of the Indian Ocean, located between Madagascar and East Africa. Receiving independence from France in 1975, the three main northern islands, Grande Comore, Anjouan, and Mohéli, comprise the Union of the Comoros, a sovereign state. The economy is based largely on agriculture, fishing and tourism and is the world’s largest producer of the essence ylang ylang.