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Madagascar presidency secretary general calls on minister

Madagascar presidency secretary general calls on minister

HE the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi met on Monday with the presidency secretary general of Madagascar ...

Madagascar president charters plane for Africa Cup fans

Madagascar president charters plane for Africa Cup fans

Madagascan President Andry Rajoelina has chartered a special plane to take football fans to Egypt for the Africa Cup of Nations after the country unexpectedly qualified for the round of 16.

Madagascar's new President Rajoelina sworn in

Madagascar's new President Rajoelina sworn in

One month after the run-off election for the presidency of Madagascar, the new head of state Andry Rajoelina has taken his oath of office.

Opposition protests over Madagascar vote result

Opposition protests over Madagascar vote result

Thousands of opposition supporters took to the streets in the capital of Madagascar on Saturday to protest against the victory of ex-president Andry Rajoelina in last week's elections.

Rajoelina announced winner of Madagascar's presidential election

Rajoelina announced winner of Madagascar's presidential election

Former Madagascan leader Andry Rajoelina has been announced the winner of the Indian Ocean island's presidential elections in provisional results released on Thursday.

52 die in Madagascar pre-trial detention in 2017: Amnesty

52 die in Madagascar pre-trial detention in 2017: Amnesty

Fifty-two people died in pre-trial detention in Madagascar last year as the country grapples with paralysis in its judicial system, rights group Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

Madagascar to hold presidential vote in November

Madagascar to hold presidential vote in November

The Indian Ocean island nation has been in the grip of a growing stand-off over proposed electoral reforms that triggered mass protests.

Madagascar names UN official as 'consensus' PM

Madagascar names UN official as 'consensus' PM

Madagascar's president named a senior UN official on Monday to head a government of national unity in a bid to end a crisis sparked by electoral reforms.

Madagascar PM makes way for 'consensus' premier in bid to end crisis

Madagascar PM makes way for 'consensus' premier in bid to end crisis

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.

Rare tortoises rescued from dealers in Madagascar

Rare tortoises rescued from dealers in Madagascar

The radiated tortoises were so dry that some of them had to be soaked in water for weeks, said Susie Bartlett, from the Wildlife Conservation Society, based in New York's Bronx Zoo.

Madagascans return to protests after clashes

Madagascans return to protests after clashes

Hundreds of Madagascan opposition supporters returned to the streets on Monday to protest against the president and a deadly crackdown by security forces on an anti-government demonstration.

Calm in Madagascar as troops deployed to quell violent protests

Calm in Madagascar as troops deployed to quell violent protests

Dozens of soldiers on Sunday temporarily threw a cordon around a public square in Madagascar's capital where opposition protests against new electoral laws have left two people dead in the restive island nation.