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Discovering Africa from its Coast Line

Road trips are a great way to discover a region, but boat trips are even better, especially when you expect to cover great distances,...
Madagascar’s sad referendum “joke”

Madagascar’s sad referendum “joke”

Military officers in Madagascar who declared to take over the government of current president Andry Rajoelina have been arrested. The attempted coup plot which...
Madagascar’s uncertain future despite new political deal

Madagascar’s uncertain future despite new political deal

Another signature appended to another agreement! The president of the High Transitional Authority (HAT) of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina, last Friday signed an agreement to...
Madagascar: 50 years of independence and still in crisis

Madagascar: 50 years of independence and still in crisis

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...
Madagascar: Andry Rajoelina handpicks his new ministers

Madagascar: Andry Rajoelina handpicks his new ministers

Andry Rajoelina, President of the Malagasy High Transitional Authority (HAT), partially reshuffled his government on Monday, bringing in ten new ministers, including five military...
Madagascar: Bloody police and military mutiny attracts popular support

Madagascar: Bloody police and military mutiny attracts popular support

A gunfire battle erupted between the Forces d’Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale (FIGN) at the Fort Duchesne military barracks and security forces, Thursday,...
Madagascar: Sanctions force leader into submission

Madagascar: Sanctions force leader into submission

Malagasy leader, Andry Rajoelina has moved to settle the political instability in the island country by announcing that he would not participate in the...
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Eastern Africa commemorates World Press Freedom Day 2010 (Burundi, Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Madagascar)

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...
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Madagascar: Statement by Marc Ravalomanana on Recent Press Speculation

Following recent press reports of rumours of an attempted coup in Madagascar, former President Marc Ravalomanana wishes to make the following statement: "I firmly deny any involvement...
Madagascar: Andry Rajoelina ready to share power?

Madagascar: Andry Rajoelina ready to share power?

Rajoelina seems to have recovered from his bout of stubbornness after assuring Malagasies, in a televised debate, Wednesday, of his intention to adhere to...
France in a hot-spot over Mugabe, El Bashir, Rajoelina affair

France in a hot-spot over Mugabe, El Bashir, Rajoelina affair

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...
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Madagascar: Ending the Crisis

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...
Madagascar: Andry Rajoelina won’t budge

Madagascar: Andry Rajoelina won’t budge

A year after grabbing power in Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina remains adamant. Despite African Union (AU) sanctions, announced Wednesday, and an opposition demonstration in Antananarivo,...
Madagascar: Death toll rises after tropical cyclone

Madagascar: Death toll rises after tropical cyclone

Tropical cyclone Hubert, which struck Madagascar last week, killed at least 36 and injured more than 85 000 people according to latest estimates. The...
‘Madagascar’s Education System Faces Meltdown’

‘Madagascar’s Education System Faces Meltdown’

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...
Madagascar: Rajoelina vents his spleen at the EU

Madagascar: Rajoelina vents his spleen at the EU

The Malagasy Government has requested support from the European Union (EU) to hold general elections this year. This decision was taken without first consulting...
Madagascar: U.S. may slap Rajoelina’s gov’t with sanctions

Madagascar: U.S. may slap Rajoelina’s gov’t with sanctions

The United States has voiced its concerns over a rush to parliamentary elections in Madagascar, now scheduled for March, by the de facto regime...
Zimbabwe-Madagascar: Mugabe pushing proposal to overthrow Andry Rajoelina militarily?

Zimbabwe-Madagascar: Mugabe pushing proposal to overthrow Andry Rajoelina militarily?

Zimbabwe leader, President Mugabe, is reportedly pushing for his military intervention in Madagascar to topple its president - Andry Rajoelina. He is expected to further...
Madagascar, Guinea, Niger get U.S. economic aid boot

Madagascar, Guinea, Niger get U.S. economic aid boot

The Obama administration has decided to suspend trade benefits granted under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for Guinea, Niger and Madagascar, citing...
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Madagascar: New government positions not validated by Andry Rajoelina

Albert Zafy, Didier Ratsiraka and Marc Ravalomanana, leaders of the three main Malagasy parties, Tuesday arrived at an agreement on the apportioning of government...
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Madagascar: Political rivals reach power-sharing agreement

Political leaders in Madagascar have agreed on posts with a transitional government that will hold power until next year’s elections following a power struggle...
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Madagascar: Andry Rajoelina walks out of talks at AU headquarters

Andry Rajoelina, Friday morning, walked out of power-sharing negotiations organized at the headquarters of the African Union in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa,...
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Madagascar: Leaders to meet in Ethiopia

The leaders of four leaing political parties in Madagascar have planned to meet in Addis Ababa, Ethopia for a two days dialogue aimed at...
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Madagascar: Rivals to meet in Ethiopia over power-sharing

The African Union (AU) announced that Madagascar’s leaders will meet next week in an attempt to seal a power-sharing deal aimed at restoring constitutional...
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Madagascar: End of the political crisis?

After weeks of discussions, Madagascar ‘s political rivals have reached an agreement, states the BBC. Andry Rajoelina will remain President, despite his opponents claim that...
Madagascar: Andry Rajoelina remains president after consensus

Madagascar: Andry Rajoelina remains president after consensus

Madagascar political leaders have agreed to continue with military backed Andry Rajoelina, as president of Madagascar, on condition that he will not run for...
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Embarrassed Andry Rajoelina persona non grata at the UN

The Malagasy President Andry Rajoelina could not allowed to deliver his speech at the UN on Wednesday. Countries in the Southern African Development Community...
Madagascar: Andry Rajoelina changes tactics, orders arrests in Ravalomanana camp

Madagascar: Andry Rajoelina changes tactics, orders arrests in Ravalomanana camp

The Malagasy war of leaders continues unabated. Andry Rajoelina will not give up without a fight. The President of the High Transitional Authority has...
Madagascar: “the foundations of a civil war is being witnessed”

Madagascar: “the foundations of a civil war is being witnessed”

Renewed violence in Madagascar over the weekend left two dead and one seriously injured, following a unilateral decision taken by Andry Rajoelina, President of...
Madagascar: Who will head the transition government?

Madagascar: Who will head the transition government?

The current strong man of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina, alongside three former presidents of Madagascar, Marc Ravalomanana, Didier Ratsiraka and Albert Zafy met Wednesday in...