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Madagascar

Madagascar

Population: 24.89 mn.
GDP: $10.0 bn.
Debt: $2.93 bn.

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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 ...


An unconvincing egotist

Putsch leader Andry Rajoelina says he won’t stand in the forthcoming elections – but for some reason no one believes him

Andry Rajoelina, President of the incumbent Haute Autorité de la Transition (HAT), has said that he will not stand in presidential elections later this year but he is determined to...


Old hat, new hat

The choice of academic Eugène Mangalaza as Prime Minister after a marathon meeting in Antananarivo on 6 October has broken the deadlock over the make-up of the new interim g...


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