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 struggles to end political crisis

2013-08-23 08:01

Madagascar has pushed back the date of its presidential elections for the third time to 25 October, as the Indian Ocean island struggles to end years of political crisis.

Madagascar removes candidates from vote

2013-08-18 22:42

Madagascar electoral court removes incumbent, longtime rival's wife from presidential race

Madagascar presidential hopeful hits out

2013-07-25 07:55

A recently arrested Madagascar presidential candidate has hit out at leader Andry Rajoelina, accusing him of wilfully extending the country's four-year political crisis.

Police fire teargas at protesters

2013-07-22 22:34

Police in Madagascar have fired teargas at supporters of a political party opposed to the government of President Andry Rajoelina, demanding his departure.

US urges Madagascar to hold credible polls

2013-06-08 14:00

The US has urged Madagascar to organise credible presidential elections a day after the polls were again postponed amid controversy and financial problems.

Rajoelina seeks extension in office

2013-05-28 12:10

Madagascar strongman Andry Rajoelina has refused to resign, asking for more time before complying with a deal to step down ahead of elections.

Stay out of polls, Madagascar rivals told

2013-05-21 09:11

The UN leader Ban Ki-moon has backed African calls for Madagascar strongman Andry Rajoelina and two rivals to withdraw from the country's presidential election in July.

Rajoelina urged not to run in polls

2013-05-11 07:06

The SADC has urged Madagascar leader Andry Rajoelina not to run in upcoming elections to ensure peace and stability on the troubled island.

Ex-Madagascar leader to contest polls

2013-04-27 22:28

Madagascar's former president Didier Ratsiraka will contest national elections in July in a bid to become the Indian Ocean island state's leader for the third time, his supporters say.

Ravalomanana's wife may run for president

2013-04-16 14:19

The wife of ousted leader March Ravalomanana has been named presidential candidate in Madagascar's elections due in July, the former ruling party says.

Madagascar strongman vows not to run

2013-01-15 22:05

Madagascar strongman Andry Rajoelina says he will not run in crunch presidential elections in May, a decision that could help end a political crisis.

Progress but no deal at Madagascar talks

2012-12-15 14:50

Madagascan leader Andry Rajoelina says there has been "significant progress" at talks to end his country's three-year-old political crisis, but no conclusive deal to end the stalemate.

Madagascar journos hide in SA embassy

2012-09-07 18:28

South Africa's embassy in Madagascar has granted refuge to two journalists and a technician of a closed-down opposition radio station following "prolonged harassment", it says.

SADC discusses Madagascar vote proposal

2012-08-18 19:00

Southern African leaders are mulling presidential elections in Madagascar that would exclude the two main rivals, strongman Andry Rajoelina and ousted Marc Ravalomanana, says a mediator.

Rajoelina blasts ousted rival after talks

2012-08-10 07:49

Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina says his rival Marc Ravalomanana, whom he toppled with army support in 2009, must be kept “at all costs” from returning to power.


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.

Madagascar sets 25 October poll date

2013-08-22 19:22

Madagascar will hold a much-delayed presidential election on 25 October, organisers have said, in a vote designed to end a political crisis prompted by a coup 4 years ago.

Madagascar police warn of 'blood bath'

2013-07-25 20:12

Madagascar's security forces have warned protesters to avoid attending any political demonstrations in the capital this weekend, citing a plot to incite a "blood bath".

Madagascar presidential candidate held

2013-07-24 07:35

Madagascar presidential hopeful Laza Razafiarison has been arrested after holding an unauthorised rally, security forces say.

3 Madagascar candidates may face sanctions

2013-06-27 10:25

The EU, the US and the AU have proposed imposing sanctions such as travel bans on Madagascar’s president and two other presidential candidates unless they withdraw from a planned election.

Madagascar postpones elections

2013-05-30 07:57

Madagascar's interim government has postponed key elections, meant to end a four-year political deadlock on the island.

Rajoelina warns polls may not go ahead

2013-05-23 07:55

Madagascar strongman Andry Rajoelina says presidential elections scheduled for July will probably not be held because international donors have pulled the plug on funding.

Rajoelina not eligible to run in polls – AU

2013-05-17 15:15

The AU says it will not recognise Andry Rajoelina as Madagascar’s president if he wins July’s presidential election, pilling more pressure on the incumbent leader not to stand.

Rajoelina to run in vote, breaks promise

2013-05-03 16:09

Madagascar's president Andry Rajoelina will run in July's election, an official list of presidential candidates shows, reneging on an agreement he would not do so.

Ex-Madagascar leader ends 11-year exile

2013-04-18 11:58

Madagascar's former president Didier Ratsiraka has returned home from France, ending an 11-year exile that followed a bitter election dispute.

Ravalomanana loses passport appeal

2013-02-05 22:22

South Africa's highest court has rejected a final appeal by ousted Madagascan president Marc Ravalomanana to have his passport returned.

Madagascar leader to reveal decision

2013-01-15 17:32

Madagascar strongman Andry Rajoelina is expected to reveal whether he intends to run in May's crunch presidential elections, a decision that could help end or prolong the country's political crisis.

Ravalomanana says stranded in SA

2012-09-12 15:13

SA authorities are preventing ousted Madagascar leader Marc Ravalomanana from leaving the country, his lawyer says, denouncing a ploy to bar him from returning home to run in upcoming polls.

Rajoelina: Tried to cut deal with rival

2012-08-20 08:45

Madagascar's transitional leader Andry Rajoelina says that he had made a fruitless attempt to cut a deal with his rival, ex-president Marc Ravalomanana.

SADC leaders set to meet in Maputo

2012-08-16 10:32

Southern African leaders are set to meet in Maputo for a summit that will try to nudge Madagascar and Zimbabwe toward new elections under "roadmaps" that are a test of the region's commitment to democracy.

Zuma arrives for Madagascar crisis talks

2012-08-08 09:28

SA President Jacob Zuma has arrived in the Seychelles to help broker a deal in a second round of talks between Madagascar’s president and the man he ousted three years ago.

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