Racial edicts in the form of the current empowerment regime have been presented as a non-negotiable by President Ramaphosa, writes Terence Corrigan.
Madagascar's former president Andry Rajoelina has rejected allegations by EU observers that he bribed local officials in return for their support in last week's presidential vote.
Madagascar's Ceni election commission has hit back at allegations made by a leading presidential hopeful that officials involved in tallying results acted corruptly following this week's polls.
Madagascar's former presidents Andry Rajoelina and Marc Ravalomanana are neck-and-neck in the country's presidential race according to partial results published by the electoral commission.
Madagascar is set to vote in a high-stakes election with three ex-presidents the front-runners to lead the large Indian Ocean island rocked by tensions earlier this year.
Madagascar's president has filed a petition to the country's paramount court over its bid to defuse a mounting political crisis.
Madagascar's ruling party says it is "open to" holding negotiations with the opposition, a day after a court ordered a coalition government to be formed to end the island's political crisis.
The opposition in Madagascar says it is shunning a UN special envoy who is trying to broker an end to a political crisis ahead of a general election.
The president of Madagascar has condemned as a "coup" deadly opposition-led protests against new electoral laws and warned "troublemakers" against further action.
The UN's culture agency says a alleged vessel found off Madagascar is not 17th-century Scottish pirate William Kidd's flagship, and a silver 'treasure' bar is a fake.
Malagascar police say they have discovered about $65 000 in a lawmaker's car after being tipped off that she was carrying cash to incite political unrest.
Former Madagascar president Andry Rajoelina is leading after last week's presidential election aimed at ending a political crisis, ahead of rival Marc Ravalomanana, according to preliminary results.
EU election observers say that Madagascar's presidential election this week had "very minor" irregularities after candidate Hery Rajaonarimampianina alleged the vote was marred by fraud.
Voters in Madagascar are going to the polls to elect a president with hopes that a new leader will take this Indian Ocean island nation out of chronic poverty and corruption.
Madagascan President Hery Rajaonarimampianina has stepped down, in line with the constitution, to contest elections in which he will face rivals including opposition leader and ex-president Andry Rajoelina.
The opposition in Madagascar has petitioned the country's top court to unseat 18 of its lawmakers who crossed the floor to join the ruling party.
Madagascar's electoral commission has proposed bringing forward general elections in a bid to defuse a political crisis, which has gripped the country since April.
Seven months ahead of presidential and legislative elections, the opposition accuses the government of trying to elbow them out of the race through new electoral laws they claim benefit the incumbent.
The Madagascar government has summoned the US ambassador after the embassy commented on a court decision that left dairy cows belonging to ex-president Marc Ravalomanana unattended and without food.
France has called on all sides to respect a Madagascar constitutional court decision to throw out parliament’s impeachment of President Hery Rajaonarimampianina, urging all parties to open a dialogue to avoid a new political crisis.
Political instability is looming in Madagascar where law makers voted this week to impeach the country’s president for what they say are his repeated violations of the constitution.
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