Madagascar - Afrik.com : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper http://www.afrik-news.com/ Afrik.com, Africa's portal offers a daily online newspaper with information on what is going on in the world, culture, economics, sport, societies of 56 african countries. en Afrik-news.com : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper http://www.afrik-news.com/images/logo_moyen.gif http://www.afrik-news.com/ Madagascar's sad referendum "joke" http://www.afrik-news.com/article18477.html Mon, 22 Nov 2010 18:01:55 +0100 Military officers in Madagascar who declared to take over the government of current president Andry Rajoelina have been arrested. The attempted coup plot which was triggered by Rajoelina's electoral plan was defused without bloodshed. Konye Obaji Ori Madagascar's uncertain future despite new political deal http://www.afrik-news.com/article18128.html Fri, 20 Aug 2010 10:51:37 +0200 Another signature appended to another agreement! The president of the High Transitional Authority (HAT) of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina, last Friday signed an agreement to end the crisis in Southern African country. It calls for the organization of a constitutional referendum on November 17, parliamentary elections on March 16 and presidential elections on May 4. But distrust hangs heavy in the Malagasy political atmosphere. The political movements of the three former presidents, Marc Ravalomanana, Didier Ratsiraka and Albert Zafy, have denounced HAT's decision to impose another unilateral solution. Djamel Belayachi Madagascar: 50 years of independence and still in crisis http://www.afrik-news.com/article17866.html Sat, 26 Jun 2010 10:21:21 +0200 Madagascar is celebrating its fiftieth independence anniversary in a backdrop of division as Malagasy political groups opposed to Rajoelina, the country's self-proclaimed president of the Haute Autorité de la Transition (HAT), have decided to boycott the ceremony scheduled for Saturday. The Island has been undergoing a serious political upheaval since end 2008. Djamel Belayachi Madagascar: Andry Rajoelina handpicks his new ministers http://www.afrik-news.com/article17689.html Tue, 25 May 2010 18:53:58 +0200 Andry Rajoelina, President of the Malagasy High Transitional Authority (HAT), partially reshuffled his government on Monday, bringing in ten new ministers, including five military men, while letting go of some of the older ministers. According to him, the new government formation will lead the country to elections scheduled to take place later this year. Denouncing the decision, the opposition argue that Mr. Rajoelina acted unilaterally. René Dassié Madagascar: Bloody police and military mutiny attracts popular support http://www.afrik-news.com/article17671.html Thu, 20 May 2010 16:15:02 +0200 A gunfire battle erupted between the Forces d'Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale (FIGN) at the Fort Duchesne military barracks and security forces, Thursday, in Antananarivo, capital of Madagascar. According to witnesses, at least two people have been killed and several persons wounded in the shooting. The day before, the FIGN had urged people hostile to Andry Rajoelina's regime to join them. Stéphanie Plasse Madagascar: Sanctions force leader into submission http://www.afrik-news.com/article17631.html Thu, 13 May 2010 12:25:27 +0200 Malagasy leader, Andry Rajoelina has moved to settle the political instability in the island country by announcing that he would not participate in the forthcoming presidential elections. According to reports the President had succumbed to domestic and international pressure. Konye Obaji Ori Eastern Africa commemorates World Press Freedom Day 2010 (Burundi, Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Madagascar) http://www.afrik-news.com/article17566.html Tue, 04 May 2010 15:09:58 +0200 UNESCO Offices in Dar es Salaam, Nairobi and Bujumbura, together with the United Nations Communication Group in Tanzania and media stakeholders in the East-African region, have organized the commemoration of World Press Freedom Day 2010 in Zanzibar, the United Republic of Tanzania. Madagascar: Statement by Marc Ravalomanana on Recent Press Speculation http://www.afrik-news.com/article17395.html Tue, 20 Apr 2010 14:29:22 +0200 Following recent press reports of rumours of an attempted coup in Madagascar, former President Marc Ravalomanana wishes to make the following statement: Madagascar: Andry Rajoelina ready to share power? http://www.afrik-news.com/article17353.html Thu, 15 Apr 2010 18:46:45 +0200 Rajoelina seems to have recovered from his bout of stubbornness after assuring Malagasies, in a televised debate, Wednesday, of his intention to adhere to a new road-map towards the establishment of an all-hands-on-deck coalition government. He is expected to meet with his rival, the ousted President Marc Ravalomanana on April 24 in South Africa. Djamel Belayachi France in a hot-spot over Mugabe, El Bashir, Rajoelina affair http://www.afrik-news.com/article17251.html Wed, 31 Mar 2010 15:23:25 +0200 The France-Africa Summit set for Nice end of May is said to "have found Paris in a quandary” as it does not want to offend EU countries by inviting Mugabe of Zimbabwe. After a row with Egypt over ICC indicted Sudanese leader El-Bashir's invitation, France's position on Rajoelina of Madagascar's invitation remains uncertain. He is under both AU and EU santions. Prince Ofori-Atta, Alice Chimora Madagascar: Ending the Crisis http://www.afrik-news.com/article17192.html Fri, 19 Mar 2010 11:35:28 +0100 To end Madagascar's crisis "which deepened with expiration of an Africa Union deadline on 16 March" the mediation should cease trying to implement a transitional power-sharing deal and instead aim for consensual writing of a constitution and early, internationally-supervised elections. Madagascar: Andry Rajoelina won't budge http://www.afrik-news.com/article17189.html Thu, 18 Mar 2010 21:44:59 +0100 A year after grabbing power in Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina remains adamant. Despite African Union (AU) sanctions, announced Wednesday, and an opposition demonstration in Antananarivo, the Malagasy transitional president, who disregarded power-sharing agreements signed with a representation of the Madagascar political sphere, won't budge. To consolidate his power, the former mayor is seeking to hold elections in the soonest time possible. Djamel Belayachi Madagascar: Death toll rises after tropical cyclone http://www.afrik-news.com/article17154.html Tue, 16 Mar 2010 16:52:03 +0100 Tropical cyclone Hubert, which struck Madagascar last week, killed at least 36 and injured more than 85 000 people according to latest estimates. The risk of epidemics due to rising sea levels are high. Shahinez Benabed 'Madagascar's Education System Faces Meltdown' http://www.afrik-news.com/article16962.html Wed, 17 Feb 2010 19:18:20 +0100 The former President of Madagascar, Marc Ravalomanana, today highlighted the precarious state of the country's education system, following swinging budget cuts by the current unelected government led by Andry Rajaoelina, who overthrew the former President in an army-backed coup last year. Madagascar: Rajoelina vents his spleen at the EU http://www.afrik-news.com/article16945.html Mon, 15 Feb 2010 18:12:01 +0100 The Malagasy Government has requested support from the European Union (EU) to hold general elections this year. This decision was taken without first consulting or establishing a consensus government with the opposition. In response, the EU has threatened Rajoelina's government with "targeted" sanctions if it does not respect the agreements concluded with the opposition. René Dassié