Madagascar president confirms bid for second term
President Hery Rajaonarimampianina of Madagascar officially confirmed Friday he would seek re-election in November, setting the stage for a showdown with his arch-rival, opposition leader and ex-president Andry Rajoelina.
The Dead Dance With The Living In Madagascar
Madagascar, also known as the "eighth continent", boasts of rainforests, beaches, historic burial grounds and plants that are found nowhere else in the world. Named after the island in the same place, the country located in East Africa is home to the fourth largest island in the world. Since the arrival of humans on the…
New Madagascar prime minister vows 'free' elections
Madagascar's new Prime Minister Christian Ntsay vowed Thursday that elections would be "transparent" and "free" after the Constitutional Court had ordered the formation of a "consensus" government to stage the polls by year's end.
Madagascar prime minister announces resignation
Madagascar's prime minister announced his resignation on Monday in the first step towards the naming of a "consensus" premier to resolve a political crisis sparked by controversial electoral reforms.
Madagascar opposition slams government for vetoing PM nominees
Madagascar's opposition condemned President Hery Rajaonarimampianina on Saturday for rejecting their nominations for a "consensus" prime minister, who it is hoped will lift a crisis sparked by controversial electoral reform laws. Madagascar has been rocked by violent protests since April 21 that initially sought to oppose the new laws the opposition said were crafted to…
Tackling the business of targeted kidnappings in Madagascar
It happened five years ago but "Andre" remembers being kidnapped at gunpoint like it was yesterday. He was snatched from outside his home in Madagascar, kept captive and beaten for several days, until his desperate family raised the ransom money to secure his release. For years, kidnapping gangs have operated largely with impunity in Madagascar,…
AU upbeat deal will be found to end Madagascar crisis
The African Union is optimistic a deal will be struck in Madagascar to end the crisis that has shaken the Indian Ocean island where the president has faced street protests demanding his resignation. Madagascar has been rocked for three weeks by violent and deadly opposition protests following the introduction of controversial electoral laws that would…
Madagascans battle to evade growing plague outbreak
The little footbridge near Justin Rakatoarivony's home is submerged in a murky green liquid the texture of sewage.
Plague closes 2 Madagascan universities
Madagascan authorities Thursday ordered two universities to close temporarily as efforts intensify to halt a plague outbreak that has killed 33 people and caused widespread panic.