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]
August 7, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
South African prosecutors told reporters on Monday that they are investigating the former president of Madagascar for possible crimes against humanity. A spokesperson for the office of the prosecutor said that recent information about former president Marc Ravalomanana had led their office to ...[read more]
April 15, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
Madagascar passed a law granting amnesty to those who committed crimes during the political unrest in the country over the last three years, but excluded human rights violations for which former president Marc Ravalomanana has been convicted and sentenced to death, officials said Saturday. This ...[read more]
August 28, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A court in Madagascar on Saturday sentenced former president Marc Ravalomanana to life in prison with hard labor for ordering the killing of opposition protesters in February 2009. Ravalomanana, who has been living in South Africa since his ouster in March of last year, was sentenced in absentia ...[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]
June 3, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
A court in Madagascar on Wednesday convicted former president Marc Ravalomanana of misusing state funds by purchasing a $60 million presidential jet. Justice Minister in the High Authority of the Transition (HAT) transitional government Christine Razanamahasoa announced the decision, saying that ...[read more]
April 28, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Armed soldiers raided Madagascar's High Constitutional Court Monday evening, arresting head of security Andrianandraina Ralitera and three other court employees. The four arrested men, supporters of ousted president Marc Ravalomanana are accused of inciting public disorder and ordering ...[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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