Madagascar

By IAfrica
In Cabinet
Apr 23rd, 2014
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WINDHOEK – Namibia has congratulated the new Prime Minister of the Republic of Madagascar, Christopher Roger Kolo, for the appointment of a new cabinet that was announced on April 16. President Hery Rajaonarimampianina elected Kolo as PM on April 11. Namibia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Net...
By IndepthAfrica
In Burundi
Jan 14th, 2013
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As the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) region continues to struggle with multiple trade tax structures and overlapping membership, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has called for uniform fiscal and macro-economic policies in the 19 states of the eastern and southern Africa b...
By IndepthAfrica
In Burundi
Jan 14th, 2013
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By Eric Kabeera, A new report by African Development Bank has proposed the establishment of a single currency in the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (Comesa) member countries, a move that is seen as a stepping stone in cementing regional economic growth. The report says if the monetary uni...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 12th, 2012
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The former president of Madagascar says he will not run for any position in the island country’s next election, but he says he wants to return home. Marc Ravalomanana has been living in exile in South Africa since 2009, when he was overthrown in a coup. He told a news conference in Tanzania on ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Madagascar
Sep 26th, 2012
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Madagascar seeks support on eve of final phase of political transition At the General Assembly today, Madagascar’s Transitional President, Andry Rajoelina, called on the United Nations for continued international support for his Indian Ocean country as it approaches elections that are the final phase...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Aug 1st, 2012
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ANTANANARIVO — Madagascar will hold a much-delayed presidential election on May 8 next year, a key step in ending the crisis sparked by a March 2009 coup, the electoral commission announced Wednesday. “May 8 will be the first round of the presidential election. On July 3, the second round of th...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
May 10th, 2012
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Antananarivo – A particularly severe outbreak of malaria in Madagascar has killed seven people since the beginning of the month and has left 60 others in need of hospitalisation, the country’s health minister said on Thursday. Madagascar has seen an increase in the number of malaria cases...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 20th, 2012
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Antananarivo – A former judge on the UN’s highest court went on trial in Madagascar Monday on charges of complicity in a coup plot. Raymond Ranjeva denies any involvement in the alleged plot to unseat strongman Andry Rajoelina, who seized power in a coup in March 2009. In November 2010, w...
By IndepthAfrica
In Madagascar
Jan 26th, 2012
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Johannesburg – Mediation talks on the political crisis in Madagascar sponsored by regional body SADC should allow ousted president Marc Ravalomanana’s return from exile by February 29, a close aide said on Wednesday. Ravalomanana’s plane was turned back mid-air on Saturday when he t...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 21st, 2012
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An aircraft flying Madagascar’s exiled former leader Marc Ravalomanana home on Saturday was diverted to Mozambique after the Malagasy authorities ordered the jet to turn around, a spokesman for Ravalomanana said. “Madagascar civil aviation has turned the plane around and it’s been d...