October 14, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
Former president of Madagascar Marc Ravalomanana was arrested on Monday when he returned to the country after five years of living in exile in South Africa. Tear gas was fired and security forces were seen outside his house before he was detained, a BBC reporter stated. Ravalomana had made ...[read more]
August 18, 2013
by Blake Lynch
The special electoral court of Madagascar on Saturday announced that it has removed President Andry Rajoelina, former president Didier Ratsiraka and Lalao Ravalomanana, the wife of former president Marc Ravalomanana, from the country's list of presidential candidates. Lalao Ravalomanana, who has... ...[read more]
March 20, 2012
by Andrea Bottorff
A Madagascar court on Monday began the trial of a former International Court of Justice (ICJ) judge accused of planning an attempted coup in the country. Raymond Ranjeva, who served as an ICJ judge from 1991 to 2009, and his daughter, Riana Ratsisalovanina, appeared in court on charges of planning ...[read more]
November 22, 2010
by Carrie Schimizzi
Voters in Madagascar have approved a new constitution that will lower the minimum age requirement for presidential candidates, according to provisional results released Monday by the country's electoral commission. According to preliminary results, nearly 74 percent of voters approved the ...[read more]
November 18, 2010
by Andrea Bottorff
Government officials in Madagascar spoke Thursday with military officers who attempted a coup on Wednesday during the country's constitutional referendum. General Noel Rakotonandrasana allegedly led a group of about 20 soldiers into the capital city and tried to take control of government ...[read more]
November 9, 2009
by Jonathan Cohen
The current and former leaders of Madagascar reached a transitional power-sharing agreement on Saturday. According to the agreement, President Andry Rajoelina will now share power with representatives of the parties of ousted president Marc Ravalomanana and former president Albert Zafy. The ...[read more]
March 18, 2009
by Matt Glenn
The High Constitutional Court of Madagascar announced in a radio address Wednesday that it would accept the military's decision to install opposition leader Andry Rajoelina as the country's new president, one day after the resignation of President Marc Ravalomanana. The court approved the ...[read more]

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