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Madagascar Political Crisis

Madagascar's Former Leader Arrested After 5 Years In Exile

AP | BY LYNSEY CHUTEL | Posted 10.13.2014 | World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Madagascar's former president has been arrested, just hours after he returned to the island nation following more than five year...

Madagascar Coup Announced As Military Group Claims Takeover

AP | LOVASA RABARY-RAKOTONDRAVONY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar — A group of military officers revolted Wednesday as Madagascar held a referendum on a new constitution that calls for ...

Why Madagascar Matters

Susan Zakin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Zakin

Madagascar's story is a chess game between the French and the Americans, who have been vying for influence for the past decade. Per usual, the real losers are the people, who have been plunged into unimaginable suffering.

Madagascar Security Uses Tear Gas On Protesters In Antananarivo

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar — Security forces have used tear gas to disperse protesters in Madagascar's capital near the presidential palace. The ...

Madagascar's Wildlife In Danger (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Madagascar has one of the most unique and diverse ecosystems - and is the only place that lemurs live in the wild. Sadly, it has lost nearly 90% of it...

Madagascar Crisis: Opposing Parties Reach Power-Sharing Agreement: UN

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The leaders at the centre of Madagascar's political crisis have reached agreement on a power-sharing government, the UN special envoy says....

Madagascar Ex-President: I'll Be Back

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Ousted Madagascar President Marc Ravalomanana has said he intends to return to the Indian Ocean island in the next few weeks....

Andry Rajoelina: The DJ Who Has Become Africa's Youngest President

The Guardian | Christina Corbett in Antananarivo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

He is the disc jockey politician, a charismatic, fresh-faced entrepreneur who swapped the turntables and nightclubs of Antananarivo for a movement tha...

African Union Suspends Madagascar

AP | ANITA POWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The African Union on Friday suspended Madagascar as the international community stepped up the pressure on the increasin...

Madagascar President Resigns After Army Stormed His Palace

Mail & Guardian Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Madagascar President Marc Ravalomanana resigned on Tuesday, diplomats said, bowing to the inevitable after the army blasted its way into his offices a...

Madagascar's Presidential Palace Seized By Soldiers

Sky News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Armoured vehicles were driven through the gates of one of the President's buildings in the capital Antananarivo....

Madagascar Dissident Troops Move Tanks Into Capital

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Dissident troops in Madagascar say they have moved tanks into the capital amid a violent power struggle between the president and opposition leader....

Madagascar Army Chief: Rivals Have 72 Hours To Solve Political Crisis

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The army chief has given Madagascar's rival leaders 72 hours to solve the island nation's political crisis, which has left more than 100 people dead....