Gregoire Pourtier

Former Madagascar president Ratsiraka ends exile

Urging reconciliation in Madagascar, former president Didier Ratsiraka has returned home, ending a nine-year exile in France.

Madagascar’s ousted leader poised for return

Madagascan parties have signed an agreement allowing the return of Marc Ravalomanana whose 2009 ouster plunged the country into political paralysis.

Renegade Madagascan officers to stay the course

Madagascan soldiers who declared a coup three days ago maintained their stand on Saturday, insisting they wanted an end to the country's crisis.

Rebel troops claim Madagascar govt suspended

Dissident Madagascan soldiers claimed on Wednesday they had taken power of the island as it voted in a constitutional referendum.

Divided Madagascar holds first post-coup poll

Madagascans go to the polls on Wednesday for the first time since the March 2009 coup to vote in a constitutional referendum.

Madagascar crisis puts thousands out of work

One year after the overthrow of Madagascar's president, the Indian Ocean island is facing stiffer political penalties and economic sanctions.

Hundreds protest Madagascar president’s removal

Hundreds of supporters of Madagascar's ousted president Marc Ravalomanana staged a fresh protest on Wednesday.

Military rule looms in Madagascar after ultimatum

Madagascar's army chief warned on Tuesday his troops would take control if leaders failed to resolve the political crisis within 72 hours.

Madagscar tensions rise after botched arrest

Madagascan security forces attempted to arrest opposition leader Andry Rajoelina on Friday, heightening tensions between police and protesters.

Madagascar opposition leader quits talks with president

Madagascar opposition leader Andry Rajoelina announced on Wednesday he was breaking off talks with President Marc Ravalomanana.

Thousands gather for fresh Madagascar protests

Police in Madagascar fired warning shots on Monday to disperse thousands of anti-government demonstrators taking part in a rally in the capital.

Analysts: Madagascar crisis driven by poverty

Madagascar's latest crisis has been driven more by economic concerns than political grievances, unlike past protest movements, analysts say.

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