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Madagascar President Drops Out of May Election

Posted January 15th, 2013 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina, who seized power in a coup in 2009, says he will not be a candidate in May’s presidential election. The president said in a televised speech Tuesday that he is sacrificing himself for the sake of the island’s 20 million citizens. Mr. Rajoelina joins the man he overthrew, Marc Ravalomanana, in […]

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Madagascar Sets Presidential Election Date

Posted August 1st, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Madagascar is set to begin presidential elections next May, a key step in ending the political crisis resulting from a 2009 coup. The election commission said Wednesday the first round of voting will take place May 8, 2013, with the second round taking place on July 3. The commission said parliamentary elections will also take […]

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Madagascar Military Quells Mutiny

Posted July 22nd, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Madagascar’s army says it has taken back a military camp that was captured early Sunday by renegade soldiers. The army says it stormed the camp, located near the main airport in Antananarivo, killed the rebel leader and arrested several mutineers. Madagascar’s defense ministry says it mounted the attack after the rogue soldiers shot an officer […]

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Madagascar Military Battles Renegade Soldiers

Posted July 22nd, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Madagascar’s army says it is taking back a military camp captured early Sunday by renegade soldiers. The camp is located near the main airport in Antananarivo, where witnesses reported hearing gunfire on Sunday afternoon. The defense ministry says it mounted the attack after the rogue soldiers shot an officer sent to negotiate. The military urged […]

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Ravalomanana’s Party Suspends Role in Madagascar’s Government

Posted January 22nd, 2012 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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The party of Madagascar’s former president Marc Ravalomanana has suspended its role in the unity government after the plane carrying him home from exile was turned away. A spokesman for the Ravalomanana movement says its members in the Cabinet and parliament will not participate in any meetings in protest against Saturday’s rejection of the deposed […]

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Madagascar’s Exiled President Blocked from Returning Home

Posted January 21st, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A plane carrying the exiled former leader of Madagascar was forced to return to Johannesburg after authorities in his homeland closed the country’s air space. Marc Ravalomanana, who has spent the past three years in South Africa, said he wanted to return home in order to implement a plan to restore democracy in the Indian […]

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Ousted Exiled Madagascar President’s Flight Home Diverted

Posted January 21st, 2012 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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The flight of Madagascar’s ousted president to his island homeland Saturday has been diverted back to South Africa, where he has spent three years in exile. A spokesman for former president Marc Ravalomanana says officials in Madagascar closed the airspace to prevent him from returning home. He had vowed to return, despite a threat that […]

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Ousted Exiled Madagascar President’s Flight Home Diverted

Posted January 21st, 2012 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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The flight of Madagascar’s ousted to his island homeland Saturday has been diverted back to South Africa, where he has spent three years in exile. A spokesman for Marc Ravalomanana says officials in Madagascar closed the airspace to prevent him from returning home. He had vowed to return, despite a threat that he would be […]

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Ousted Exiled Madagascar President Heads Home

Posted January 21st, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Madagascar’s ousted president has left South Africa for his island homeland, ending three years in exile, despite a threat that he will be arrested. Marc Ravalomanana, accompanied by his wife, left Johannesburg airport Saturday for the trip to Madagascar. Before leaving, Ravalomanana said that he was certain he would not be turned away like last […]

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Ousted Ex-Madagascar President Ignores Arrest Threat to Return Home

Posted January 21st, 2012 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Madagascar’s ousted exiled former President says he will be returning to his island homeland on Saturday. Marc Ravalomanana, who spent the past three years in South Africa, said Saturday in Johannesburg that he will not be turned away like last year. Ravalomanana and his wife have reportedly left Johannesburg on a commercial flight to Madagascar. […]

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