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Population: 28.91m
GDP: $14.47bn
Debt: 53.1% of GDP (2023 forecast)

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Back on the Mainland

Mainland Mining, a subsidiary of China Geo Engineering Corporation, faces opposition as it tries to mend its ways and restart activities on its ilmenite (titanium-iron oxide) explo...

Miner’s missing millions

Prime Minister Jean-Omer Beriziky says that Chinese investors are angry about the treatment they have received from the government. Wuhan Iron and Steel Corporation executives voci...

Rajoelina agrees a deal

Andry ‘TGV’ Rajoelina was prepared to compromise once he thought Ravalomanana no longer represented an electoral threat

No sooner had interim leader Andry Rajoelina agreed to terms that included the return of the exiled Marc Ravalomanana, than senior figures in the governing Haute Autorité de la Tra...

International concerns

The new settlement, unratified, uncertain and flawed though it is, will find strong support from international organisations anxious to deal with a worsening humanitarian situation...

A permanent putsch

Foreigners disapprove but Andry TGV Rajoelina wants to be president and the voters may agree

He has not announced that he is standing but transitional leader Andry Rajoelina is on the campaign trail for the presidential and legislative polls that are due by midyear. He kee...

Making room for friends

London-listed Madagascar Oil’s battles with the Malagasy government are heating up. The two sides are now heading for international arbitration. The dispute arose when the Haute Au...

Election funds? Try Hong Kong

Antananarivo is looking for resource deals with Asian financiers to raise cash for an election campaign for interim leader Andry Rajoelina

The transitional regime led by Andry Rajoelina is threatening to cancel oil exploration licences held by Western investors and hand them to the Hong Kong-based China International ...

Chinese trains for TGV

The latest deals mark the government’s biggest turn towards the East since the political crisis and subsequent reduction in international support

President Andry Rajoelina – nicknamed ‘TGV’ after France’s high-speed train – wants to leave a train service as his legacy when he steps down from power in 2011. On 6 November, he ...

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 ...

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