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Vol 4 (AAC) No 4

Published 1st February 2011


Madagascar

Andry's Asian alliances under fire

A rowdy colonel in detention is lambasting Andry Rajoelina’s Haute autorité de la transition (HAT) for its reliance on opaque deals with Asian companies. Colonel Charles Andrianasoavina claims the March 2009 events leading to the fall of Marc Ravalomanana’s government were a coup d’etat, not a popular uprising. He says he persuaded soldiers to abandon Ravalomanana and was then promised a position in Rajoelina’s interim government after opposing plans for a military regime.

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