Comoros. According to
Countryaah, about ten people were arrested in April accused
of planning a coup attempt against the government. The
arrests were preceded by some concern over coups since
President Ikililou Dhoinine had fired allies to his
predecessor Ahmed Abdallah Sambi, despite supporting him
when he came to power in 2010. Among other things, Dhoinine
had fired the army chief. As a result of the dismissals,
Sambi had said that he had been excluded from the
president's inner circle and now belonged to the opposition.
The Comoros have experienced about 20 coups since
independence in 1975. The government was very sorry for the
incident, which was criticized by the opposition. Among the
arrested were, according to media reports, the son of former
President Ahmed Abdallah Abderemane, who was assassinated in
1989, as well as a former minister.
In July, President Dhoinine re-furnished the government
and appointed six new ministers.