Ex-coup leader opposes Madagascar's new PM

2015-01-16 12:13

A former president of Madagascar who plunged the Indian Ocean island into chaos after he staged a coup in 2009, has rejected the newly appointed PM alleging procedural irregularities.

New Madagascar leader seeks donor meeting

2014-01-30 12:49

The new president of Madagascar has called for an international donor conference in the next three months to help his island state recover from a political and economic crisis.

Madagascar strongman steps down

2014-01-24 13:27

Madagascar leader Andry Rajoelina has stepped down, symbolically handing over power ahead of his elected successor’s inauguration, a move designed to steer the Indian Ocean Island out of crisis.

Loser in Madagascar vote appeals to SADC, AU

2014-01-15 10:53

The defeated candidate in Madagascar’s disputed presidential election has appealed to African states to investigate alleged fraud in last month’s vote, an aide says.

Rajoelina candidate leads Madagascar vote

2013-12-30 12:46

The candidate supported by Madagascar strongman Andry Rajoelina holds a decisive lead in the island's presidential poll with ballots from nearly all voting stations in, results show.

Madagascar electoral website 'pirated'

2013-10-29 11:26

Madagascar's election commission says it has stopped releasing results from last week's presidential polls on the internet after discovering its website was pirated.

Madagascar starts counting votes

2013-10-25 22:01

Counting has began in Madagascar's presidential election, which voters hope will encourage investors and donors to return to the Indian Ocean island.

Madagascar to hold polls in bid to end crisis

2013-10-25 08:11

Madagascar is set to hold elections in an effort to end political tensions that erupted in a 2009 coup and lift the aid-dependent country out of poverty.

Madagascar crowd burn two men alive

2013-10-03 17:37

A crowd burnt two Europeans alive on a tourist island in Madagascar because they suspected them of trafficking human organs after a dead child was found on a beach.

Blast rattles Madagascar

2013-09-05 17:43

A makeshift bomb has exploded at the entrance of a hotel in Madagascar's capital causing no casualties.


Madagascar's ex-president returns from exile

2014-10-13 12:24

Former Madagascar president Marc Ravalomanana, who has been living in exile in South Africa since his ouster in 2009, has returned home.

AU lifts suspension of Madagascar

2014-01-27 13:37

The AU has lifted its suspension of Madagascar’s membership after a new president took office following the island’s first election since a coup five years ago.

Rajoelina-backed candidate elected president

2014-01-17 12:04

Hery Rajaonarimampianina, backed by strongman Andry Rajoelina, has been elected president of Madagascar, the country’s electoral court has ruled after polls to restore democracy.

Coup leader's proxy leading Madagascar poll

2014-01-03 18:08

Former finance minister Hery Rajaonarimampianina, considered a proxy for the leader of Madagascar's 2009 coup, is winning a presidential runoff, according to provisional results.

Madagascar's mining sector 'is sick'

2013-12-03 12:41

Madagascar’s next president will struggle with low metals prices and distrustful companies as he seeks to revive a mining industry that was the main source of foreign investment until 2009.

SA commends Madagascar on peaceful polls

2013-10-28 15:18

Madagascar has been commended by South Africa’s department of international relations for having a peaceful election last week.

Violence mars Madagascar polls

2013-10-25 16:01

Violence has broke out as Madagascar votes in crunch elections to restore democracy after a 2009 coup, leaving a senior government official dead and a polling station torched.

Uncertainty as Madagascar gears for polls

2013-10-23 08:48

Uncertainty hangs over the presidential elections in Madagascar, which is intended to draw a line under military rule and bring the Indian Ocean island back into the international fold.

Rajoelina will not stand in election

2013-09-25 23:36

Madagascar strongman Andry Rajoelina says he will not stand in a presidential election next month aimed at ending years of political turmoil in the island nation.

Ravalomanana backers to name new candidate

2013-08-27 07:38

Backers of the deposed president of Madagascar say they would name a new candidate to run in a delayed presidential election after his wife was barred from the race.

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