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Vol 51 No 24

Published 3rd December 2010


Madagascar

The next revolt

The curious rebellion on 17 November by a score of soldiers was defused when the rebels, who had been surrounded, surrendered peacefully. No military units had joined them; eleven officers have been detained and a leading judge, Raymond Ranjeva, stands accused of incitement to rebellion. Some serving soldiers want the mutineers released, though, and underlying discontent among the military and some politicians lives on.

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