The Comoros Archipelago African Islands are situated in the Western Indian Ocean. It is 3572.4 km from the 'Mother City", Cape Town, South Africa!

The Comoros Nation became Islamic in the early 16th Century. The Arabs first used these islands as a trading outpost with the continent of Africa and Madagascar Island. The name Comoros is derived from; the Arab word 'kamar' meaning the moon. In 1841, the Islands were absorbed into the French overseas empires. After the Second World War, the Islands were given representation in the French National Parliament.

On 6th July 1975, the Islands government unilaterally declared independence ahead of the 1973 agreement between the Islands self-government authorities and France that the islands shall gain independence in 1978. However, other Islands like Mwali and Nzwani voted to remain under French control. The islands' first president, Ahmed Abdallah Abderemane was removed from government by foreign mercenaries and three years later he returned to power by force. In 1989 rebel groups assassinated him. The islands have struggled to maintain political stability and economic stability in the face of fluctuating cash crop prices and environmental disasters that impeded development.

Comoros is the best country in the Arab world for women followed by Oman, Kuwait, Jordan and Qatar, according to a Thomson Reuters Foundation poll of gender experts!

March 8 is being celebrated as International Women’s Day under the theme “DigitALL": Innovation and technology for gender equality. The theme this Year aims to recognise and celebrate the contribution women and girls are making to technology and online education. 

Purple, green and white are the colours of International Women's Day. Purple signifies justice, dignity and being loyal to the cause. Green symbolizes hope and white represents purity. The colours originated from the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) in the UK in 1908. 

For International Women’s Day tomorrow, wear Purple, Green or White in solidarity with our women in all of the Virgin Islands!

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