We should try to understand the reasons for the violence against foreigners, but we must never sweep it under the carpet, writes Martin Schäfer.
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Madagascar's Constitutional Court has confirmed Andry Rajoelina as the winner of the country's presidential election after his opponent had lodged a complaint alleging that the result was riddled with fraud.
Former Madagasca president Andry Rajoelina is set to return to power as partial election results have given him a clear lead over his rival Marc Ravalomanana with more than half the votes counted.
Voters have begun casting their ballots are across the Indian Ocean island nation of Madagascar to select a new president in a runoff election that pits two former leaders against each other
The Indian Ocean island nation of Madagascar goes to the polls on Wednesday for a runoff presidential election that features two former heads of state who have a prickly past.
Two former presidents of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina and Marc Ravalomanana, will face each other in a run-off election next month to decide who will lead the large Indian Ocean island nation, the country's top court says.
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.
Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, and Zimbabwe's education minister says "sport and mass display" will now be a compulsory school subject up to age 16.
Hundreds of supporters of the losing Madagascar presidential candidate have staged a protest in the capital Antananarivo, rejecting the election result ahead of a court verdict reviewing the vote.
Former president Andry Rajoelina has taken an early lead in Madagascar's election count with a clear advantage over his rival Marc Ravalomanana, according to partial official results.
Madagascar's second-round election on Wednesday pits two former presidents against each other in a long-awaited and bitter battle for power in which their strong personalities dominate over political policies.
Madagascar presidential hopeful Marc Ravalomanana has said he is confident of closing the gap for a second round victory over his rival who narrowly beat him in the first leg of presidential polls.
In Madagascar, two former heads of state have qualified for the second round of the presidential election, to be held on December 19.
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.
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.
The Gambia's Yahya Jammeh, who has pledged to step down, is one of a long list of African leaders forced out by coups, rebels or popular uprisings.
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