Andry Rajoelina

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
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
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Jan 21st, 2012
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Johannesburg – The commercial plane carrying Madagascar’s toppled president Marc Ravalomanana has returned to Johannesburg, after his attempt to end his exile in South Africa was thwarted in the air when his plane was forced to turn back. Authorities from the Indian Ocean island closed th...
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...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 19th, 2012
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Former Madagascar leader Marc Ravalomanana will return to the Indian Ocean island “imminently”, a statement released by his South African publicists firm said on Wednesday. It said details of his departure would be released closer to the time of the trip. Exiled in South Africa since rebe...
By benim
In East Africa
Nov 2nd, 2011
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Antananarivo – Madagascar’s new Prime Minister Omer Beriziky took office Wednesday as part of a deal meant to take the Indian Ocean island nation towards elections after years of political crisis. “The ceremony today marks a crucial step in the difficult process of implementation of...
By benim
In East Africa
Oct 18th, 2011
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Madagascar’s interim government has resigned, a move required under the terms of a political road map signed by the Indian Ocean island’s main political parties last month that paved the way for elections within a year. Madagascar has been rocked by political instability and economic decl...