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.

No winner of African governance prize again

2013-10-14 13:38

A foundation that offers a $5m prize to leaders of African countries who excel in office and step down when they are supposed to has declined to give the award for the second straight year.

Mozambique bus attack controversy

2013-04-07 17:07

Mozambique's President Armando Guebuza has warned he will respond firmly to deadly weekend attacks against civilian vehicles blamed on armed members of the former rebel group Renamo.

No winner of African governance prize

2012-10-15 19:58

The Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership - the world's biggest individual prize- has not been awarded for a third time in four years as no suitable candidates were found.

Minister discusses Moz resort evictions

2011-08-16 18:28

Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk has discussed the eviction of South Africans from a Mozambican resort with his counterpart in that country, an official says.

Madagascan rivals fail to agree

2010-05-01 15:01

Madagascar's main political rivals have failed to strike a deal to end nearly 14 months of political uncertainty but agreed to meet again later this month.

Some countries not viable

2009-11-15 22:53

African states must integrate immediately or some will not survive.

Malagasy PM's govt rejected

2009-09-09 08:27

Southern African leaders have rejected a decision by Madagascar's Prime Minister to name a new government, says the region's mediator for crisis.

SADC to discuss Zim, DRCongo

2009-09-01 08:57

Zimbabwe's power-sharing government and instability in the DRCongo are set to top the agenda at the scheduled regional summit, SA's foreign ministry says.

Leaders fail to agree

2009-08-28 09:08

Madagascar's power-brokers have ended talks in Mozambique without reaching an agreement on the make-up of a transitional government to lead the country out of its political crisis, mediators say.

Rivals wrangle over posts

2009-08-27 09:28

Madagascar's power-brokers have agreed to extend their negotiations in the Mozambican capital into a third day as they struggle to agree on who will lead a new transitional government.

Power-sharing commitment solid

2009-08-23 21:12

Madagascar's political rivals remain committed to a fair division of power within a government of national unity, says mediators before a second round of talks.

Mediators meet in Madagascar

2009-07-29 08:36

International mediators have arrived in Madagascar to promote direct talks among the four main political groups in the vast and troubled island nation, officials say.

Madagascar crisis drags on

2009-06-25 21:08

Three months after Madagascar's president was ousted in an army-backed coup, the new regime is struggling to rally international support.


Chissano: Most rhino poached by Mozambicans

2013-11-07 12:43

The majority of South Africa’s rhino are being killed by Mozambican poachers, former Mozambique president Joaquim Chissano says.

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.

Mozambique to free journalist murderer

2013-01-23 15:03

Mozambique will free one of the men convicted of killing celebrated journalist Carlos Cardos in 2000, in a crime that implicated the president's family, a report says.

Dlamini-Zuma meets former leaders

2012-08-01 12:40

Newly-elected African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has met several former African heads of state and government in Pretoria.

No prize for African leadership

2010-10-04 17:26

For the second consecutive year, no African leader has qualified for an exceptional leadership prize awarded by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, says the foundation.

Tense Madagascar talks continue

2010-04-30 18:02

Madagascar's rival leaders have been negotiating election dates and a proposed amnesty for ousted president Marc Ravalomanana, in talks in Pretoria.

Progress in Madagascar talks

2009-11-04 11:39

Progress has been achieved towards finding a solution to Madagascar's crisis, the chief international mediator says after talks between the country's top political players.

Adhere to the deal - Ban

2009-09-04 11:59

The UN boss Ban Ki-moon has urged all sides in Madagascar's political crisis to follow through on a recently-inked deal on forming a government of national unity.

Ravalomanana rejects rival

2009-08-31 08:33

Madagascar's fallen leader Marc Ravalomanana says a compromise to resolve the country's political crisis is unlikely should his rival be named leader of the transitional government.

Ex-leader rejects Rajoelina

2009-08-27 11:32

Madagascar's ex-leader has refused to accept Andry Rajoelina's nomination as president of a transitional government tasked with guiding the country out of months of political turmoil.

Malagasy leaders meet in Moz

2009-08-25 12:47

Madagascar's power-brokers have arrived in Maputo, Mozambique to resume talks on naming a transitional government to lead the country's return to constitutional rule.

Madagascar's leaders to meet

2009-08-04 13:44

Madagascar's interim President Andry Rajoelina and three former presidents have agreed to hold face to face talks in a bid to end the country's months-long political crisis.

Chissano arrives in Madagascar

2009-07-09 15:07

Mozambique's former president Joaquim Chissano has arrived in Madagascar to lead talks aimed at resolving the country's ongoing political crisis, an official says.

Concern about Madagascar

2009-06-21 11:17

Southern African leaders have urged Madagascar's political rivals to commit to peaceful negotiations and refrain from violence three months after the ouster of president Marc Ravalomanana.

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