Friday 27 August 2010

Darren Olivier

Where in Africa is Afro Leo?

It's Friday, sub Saharan Africa is preparing for spring and Afro Leo has decided to take a break from it all. What better than a tropical paradise described in one leading travel information booklet as "so remote even an international fugitive could hide out here". Here are some clues:

  • It's nickname is "Cloud Coup Coup" - since independence in 1975 it has experienced over 20 coups
  • There are "three in one" and it is the third smallest African nation by area
  • It contains 10% of the population of London
  • You are bound to be fascinated by stories of Arab traders, Persian sultans, African slaves and Portuguese pirates whilst sipping tea on one of its many beaches
  • Alcohol is banned

  • If you are an IP owner, there is no local registry but you can publish a cautionary notice to ward off brand pirates and save your registration fees for local spices
  • It is a member of the PCT but there is no patent legislation currently in force
  • It is the only state to be a member of all of the following: African Union, Francophonie, Organisation of the Islamic Conference, Arab League and Indian Ocean Commission
  • Mac Spence, a consultant to Spoor & Fisher recently visited there

Darren Olivier

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Nevashni Pillay
29 August 2010 at 23:21 delete

The Comoros Islands!