January 17, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
Madagascar's electoral court ruled on Friday that ex-finance minister Hery Rajaonarimampianina was properly elected president despite allegations that the election was rigged. The court ruled that Rajaonarimampianina won 53.5 percent of the vote while his opponent Jean Louis Robinson, former ...[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]
December 13, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The UN Security Council on Wednesday unanimously adopted a resolution to extend the term of office of five judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). Justices Mehmet Guney of Turkey, Khalida Rachid Khan of Pakistan, Arlette Ramaroson of Madagascar, Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov of ...[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]
June 29, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The UN Security Council on Friday extended the terms of four judges of the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). Judge William Sekule of the United Republic of Tanzania, Judge Solomy Balungi Bossa of Uganda and Judge Mparany Mamy Richard Rajohnson of Madagascar, whose terms were ...[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]
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]
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]

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