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Former Madgascar President Returns Home From Exile

Posted November 24th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Madagascar’s former president Didier Ratsiraka has returned to his homeland, ending more than nine years in exile. Mr. Ratsiraka, who had been living in France, kissed the ground when he arrived in the capital, Antananarivo on Thursday. The former president returned home after a unity government was formed earlier this month, as part of efforts […]

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Madagascar Prime Minister Resigns

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Madagascar’s prime minister and government have resigned, paving the way for the country to follow a planned transition to a new government and future elections. General Camille Vital stepped down as prime minister on Monday as part of the plan brokered last month by the Southern African Development Community. The agreement calls for a new […]

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Madagascar Agrees to Democracy Plan

Posted September 17th, 2011 at 4:12 am (UTC-5)
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Madagascar’s ousted president has agreed to a plan for restoring democracy to his island nation that leaves the coup leader who toppled him in charge until elections are held within one year. The proposal allows Marc Ravalomanana to return to Madagascar. The plan was signed Saturday in Antananarivo by Madagascar’s military-backed President Andry Rajoelina and […]

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Madagascar Security Chiefs Reject Call for Former President’s Return

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Madagascar’s security chiefs have rejected a call by southern African leaders to allow former president Marc Ravalomanana to return to the country. A statement Tuesday by army chief General Andre Ndriarijaona and the heads of the police and gendarmerie said the former president’s return would be destabilizing. During a weekend summit, the Southern African Development […]

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