Mar 12, 2013 06:30 EDT
The wife of ousted Madagascar leader Marc Ravalomanana returned home Tuesday after her exiled husband's political rival granted her permission to visit her sick mother.
Mar 02, 2013 15:02 EST
Madagascar has blocked the wife of ousted leader Marc Ravalomanana from returning from exile in South Africa to visit his sick mother, an official in the ex-president's party said Saturday.
Feb 05, 2013 13:11 EST
South Africa's highest court has rejected a final appeal by ousted Madagascan president Marc Ravalomanana to have his passport returned, it said in a statement.
Feb 05, 2013 13:04 EST
Madagascar said on Tuesday it has delayed by more than two months a presidential election aimed at ending a long-running political crisis on the Indian Ocean island.
Jan 20, 2013 17:55 EST
Madagascar's transitional leader Andry Rajoelina, who has agreed not to run in upcoming polls to end the crisis that followed his 2009 coup, said Sunday he would stand for president in 2018.
Jan 20, 2013 10:13 EST
Bitter rivals Andry Rajoelina and Marc Ravalomanana may have opted out of Madagascar's presidential race, clearing a key hurdle to ending a long-running political crisis, but analysts warn the pair will likely pull strings from behind the scenes.
Jan 15, 2013 13:46 EST
Madagascar strongman Andry Rajoelina said Tuesday that he will not run in crunch presidential elections in May, a decision that could help end a political crisis that erupted when he seized power in 2009.
Jan 15, 2013 07:53 EST
Madagascar strongman Andry Rajoelina is expected to reveal later on Tuesday whether he intends to run in May's crunch presidential elections, a decision that could help end or prolong the country's political crisis.
Jan 05, 2013 14:28 EST
The United States will not restore trade privileges to Madagascar this year, according to a statement received Saturday that cited human rights concerns and the failure to restore democracy in the Indian Ocean nation.
Jan 03, 2013 13:30 EST
This year's presidential election in Madagascar -- billed as a way out of the country's crippling three-year political crisis -- could be derailed by a lack of funding, the country's electoral agency warned Thursday.
Dec 19, 2012 13:21 EST
A UN expert on contemporary forms of slavery on Wednesday said poverty and impunity were exacerbating modern-day slavery in Madagascar, one of the world's poorest countries.
Dec 15, 2012 05:13 EST
Madagascan leader Andry Rajoelina said there had been "significant progress" at talks in Tanzania to end his country's three-year-old political crisis, but headed home Saturday without striking a conclusive deal to end the stalemate.
Nov 22, 2012 13:03 EST
Ousted Madagascan leader Marc Ravalomanana who is exiled in South Africa will ask the country's highest court to overturn a High Court decision preventing him from returning home, his lawyer said on Thursday.
Oct 14, 2012 14:00 EDT
Leaders of French-speaking nations ended a summit Sunday by calling for an overhaul of the UN Security Council to give Africa better representation, while host country Democratic Republic of Congo was forced to defend its rights record.
Sep 12, 2012 07:03 EDT
South African authorities are preventing ousted Madagascan leader Marc Ravalomanana from leaving the country, his lawyer said Wednesday, denouncing a ploy to bar him from returning home to run in upcoming polls.
Sep 07, 2012 14:57 EDT
South Africa's embassy in Madagascar has granted refuge to two journalists and a technician of a closed-down opposition radio station following "prolonged harassment", it said on Friday.
Aug 19, 2012 15:42 EDT
Madagascar's transitional leader Andry Rajoelina said Sunday that he had made a fruitless attempt to cut a deal with his rival, ex-president Marc Ravalomanana, in which neither man would run for office.
Aug 18, 2012 18:29 EDT
Southern African leaders on Saturday slammed Rwanda for supporting rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a threat to regional stability and urged Kigali to immediately stop its "interference".
Aug 18, 2012 09:16 EDT
Southern African leaders were Saturday mulling presidential elections in Madagascar that would exclude the two main rivals, strongman Andry Rajoelina and ousted Marc Ravalomanana, a mediator said.
Aug 17, 2012 17:03 EDT
Southern African leaders opened their annual summit Friday discussing ways to end a three-year political crisis in Madagascar, one of several crises likely to eclipse the official focus on infrastructure development.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
6 May 2002 – 17 March 2009
|Prime Minister||Tantely Andrianarivo|
|Preceded by||Didier Ratsiraka|
|Succeeded by||Andry Rajoelina (as President of the High Transitional Authority)|
|Born||12 December 1949 |
|Political party||I Love Madagascar|
|Religion||Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar|