Madagascar


Madagascar leader sees parliament win amid fraud complaints

2019-05-29 18:53

Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina says he believes his party and allies are on course for a majority in the country's new parliament, but the opposition alleges that "anomalies" have been detected in the vote.

Madagascar measles epidemic kills more than 1 200 people

2019-04-16 06:42

Babies wail as a nurse tries to reassure mothers who have come to vaccinate their children. They fear a measles epidemic that has killed more than 1 200 people in this island nation where many are desperately poor.

Madagascar's new leader vows to combat widespread corruption

2019-01-20 10:45

Madagascar's new president has been sworn in and vows to establish independent bodies to combat the Indian Ocean island nation's widespread corruption.

Rajoelina confirmed winner of Madagascar presidential election

2019-01-08 17:01

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.

Opposition protests over Madagascar vote result

2018-12-30 12:18

Thousands of opposition supporters took to the streets in the capital of Madagascar to protest against the victory of ex-president Andry Rajoelina in last week's elections.

Ex-president Rajoelina wins Madagascar vote

2018-12-28 08:57

Former Madagascan president Andry Rajoelina has beaten his rival and predecessor Marc Ravalomanana in an election beset by allegations of fraud from both sides, the electoral commission has said.

Madagascar's Ravalomanana sees 'injustice' in poll results

2018-12-24 07:30

Marc Ravalomanana, the former Madagascar president who has sought another term, has urged supporters to protest as he appeared headed for defeat in a run-off poll.

Rajoelina leads in Madagascar election: partial results

2018-12-21 11:21

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.

PICS: Madagascar votes to decide between rival ex-presidents

2018-12-19 18:42

Madagascar has voted in a two-man contest between former presidents who have waited years to come face-to-face in a fiercely personal battle for power in the Indian Ocean island.

Madagascar begins voting in runoff presidential election

2018-12-19 08:00

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

 

Madagascar goes to polls in latest battle of bitter political feud

2019-05-27 12:15

Madagascar holds parliamentary elections Monday in what is being seen as the latest round of a bitter feud between President Andry Rajoelina and his longstanding rival Marc Ravalomanana.

Measles epidemic in Madagascar kills more than 900, says WHO

2019-02-22 08:46

The World Health Organisation says that an epidemic of measles in Madagascar has caused more than 900 deaths.

Ramaphosa urges speedy release of DR Congo vote results amid mounting tension

2019-01-09 20:08

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa appealed for the release of the delayed vote count in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Madagascar opposition protest ahead of court's vote verdict

2019-01-04 09:13

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.

Ravalomanana contests Madagascar vote result

2018-12-28 18:44

Defeated Madagascar presidential candidate Marc Ravalomana has appealed the election's result to the country's top court, his campaign director has said.

Rajoelina: Madagascar's ex-'DJ' returns as new president

2018-12-27 19:15

Andry Rajoelina, who returned to the helm of Madagascar after last week's hotly-contested election, is one of three politicians to have dominated the politics of the Indian Ocean island nation.

Ex-president Rajoelina closes in on Madagascar election win: partial results

2018-12-22 12:17

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.

Madagascar counting votes in runoff presidential poll

2018-12-20 06:18

The counting of ballots has started in Madagascar's runoff presidential election, after the polls closed to end the day of a generally peaceful voting.

In southern Madagascar, voters struggle for food before ballot

2018-12-19 15:30

One after another, the mothers sat their babies in the shade, on a mat placed on the dusty ground. This morning at least, their children will have enough to eat.

Ex-milkman versus the young gun: Madagascar ex-presidents in poll race

2018-12-18 14:33

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.

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