Madagascar ex-president denies election bribery claims

2018-11-13 05:52

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 poll organiser denies graft claims

2018-11-10 17:40

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.

Rajoelina, Ravalomanana lead Madagascar presidential race

2018-11-08 11:34

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.

Ex-rulers favourites in Madagascar's high-stakes election

2018-11-05 08:24

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 president files court petition over political crisis

2018-05-31 12:11

Madagascar's president has filed a petition to the country's paramount court over its bid to defuse a mounting political crisis.

Madagascar ruling party says 'open to' talks to end crisis

2018-05-26 19:11

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.

Madagascar opposition snubs UN envoy mediating to end crisis

2018-05-08 11:17

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.

UPDATE: Madagascar leaders condemn deadly protests as 'coup'

2018-04-23 06:01

The president of Madagascar has condemned as a "coup" deadly opposition-led protests against new electoral laws and warned "troublemakers" against further action.

Captain Kidd's ship a con

2015-07-14 18:57

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.

Police teargas Madagascar lawmaker in car

2015-06-09 20:40

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.


Madagascar ex-president Rajoelina leads in vote count

2018-11-11 17:40

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.

'Very minor' irregularities in Madagascar vote: EU

2018-11-09 19:19

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.

Madagascar to vote for familiar faces in presidential polls

2018-11-07 06:01

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 steps down ahead of election

2018-09-08 13:03

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.

Madagascar opposition asks court to unseat defecting MPs

2018-05-30 10:36

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 mulls early vote to end political crisis

2018-05-09 13:37

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.

Anti-government protests continue in Madagascar

2018-04-28 19:18

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.

Madagascar summons US envoys over ex-leader's dairy cows

2018-03-13 08:30

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 urges dialogue over Madagascar leader’s impeachment

2015-06-15 16:36

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.

Madagascar's president faces impeachment attempt

2015-05-29 17:37

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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