ARTICLES RELATING TO MARC RAVALOMANANA

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 'won't contest polls'

2012-12-12 10:39

Madagascar's ex-president Marc Ravalomanana will not contest elections next year but wants to return home from exile in SA, Tanzanian leader Jakaya Kikwete says.

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.

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.

EU to resume aid to Madagascar

2012-08-08 13:56

The EU says it is resuming development aid to Madagascar after a three-year hiatus prompted by a coup that ousted the country’s elected leader.

Madagascan rivals in second round talks

2012-08-07 20:06

Madagascan ruler Andry Rajoelina and the man he toppled in 2009, Marc Ravalomanana, are holding their second round of talks in a bid to end a bitter deadlock in the protracted crisis.

NPA investigates Ravalomanana

2012-08-05 18:36

The National Prosecuting Authority is investigating former Madagascan president Marc Ravalomanana for alleged crimes against humanity, according to reports.

SADC ministers discuss Madagascar, DRC

2012-07-30 21:55

Ministers from southern Africa have opened talks set to be dominated by the crisis in Madagascar and violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Madagascar rivals set to meet again

2012-07-26 14:18

Madagascar rivals are due to meet again in a "few days" after their first direct talks ended in Seychelles without finalising an agreement, the island’s ruler Andry Rajoelina says.

Madagascan leaders meet

2012-07-25 20:01

Madagascan leader Andry Rajoelina and the man he toppled in 2009, Marc Ravalomanana, have met on a remote Seychelles island to force a breakthrough in reconciliation efforts.

 

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.

Ravalomanana's party threatens protests

2014-01-05 12:38

The party of Madagascar's ousted president Marc Ravalomanana has warned the electoral panel it would face "the people's wrath" if it declares electoral victory for the rival camp.

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 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.

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 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".

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 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's wife allowed home

2013-03-12 17:32

The wife of ousted Madagascar leader Marc Ravalomanana has returned home after her exiled husband's political rival granted her permission to visit her sick mother.

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 seeks buyers for boeing

2012-10-07 09:28

Two potential buyers, one Swiss and one American, have put in bids for a Boeing 737-700 dubbed Air Force II, once the run-around of ousted president Marc Ravalomanana.

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.

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.

I'm not guilty, says Ravalomanana

2012-08-07 13:08

Madagascar's ousted leader Marc Ravalomanana has denounced his "kangaroo court" conviction over the killing of protesters 3 years ago, which has led to a probe by SA prosecutors.

SADC chides Ravalomanana's wife

2012-08-01 10:27

SADC has condemned the failed bid by former Madagascar president Marc Ravalomanana’s wife to return home while peace talks are in progress.

Ousted leader's wife back in Madagascar

2012-07-27 18:01

The wife of Madagascar's ousted leader Marc Ravalomanana has returned home, after she and her husband were twice denied entry, the leader of his political movement says.

Madagascar talks end

2012-07-26 10:25

Madagascar leader Andry Rajoelina and the man he toppled in 2009, rival Marc Ravalomanana, have left the Seychelles after talks it was hoped would end a bitter dispute, officials say.

Madagascan opposition radio silenced

2012-07-24 12:21

Opposition radio Free FM has stopped broadcasting due to intimidation by Madagascar's military in the wake of a weekend mutiny, station manager Lalatiana Rakotondrazafy says.

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