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Madagascar

Madagascar

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

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'Andry TGV' takes over

After the crisis that led to 135 deaths and the resignation of President Ravalomanana, the new young chief will have to meet many aspirations

Andry Rajoelina swept into power on the shoulders of rebellious soldiers and his own rhetoric. The High Constitutional Court confirmed him as head of the Haute Autorité de la Trans...


Politics curdle for the Yoghurt King

Antananarivo's young Mayor challenges the business-friendly President

By proclaiming himself the new national leader at a 31 January rally in Antananarivo, the capital's Mayor, Andry Rajoelina, triggered a crisis. 'He's young and he listens to us,' s...


A target of the revolution

After the Madagascar imbroglio, South Korean and Indian companies are trying new tactics

Almost as soon as he seized power on 18 March, putchiste President Andry Rajoelina cancelled a proposed contract to lease over a million hectares of land to South Korea's Daewoo ...


Ravalomanana Inc.

The President's foreign friends admire him but he is less revered at home

President Marc Ravalomanana runs Madagascar like one of his own successful companies. The buck stops at the top and poorly performing executives or ministers are sacked without wor...


Marc and the miners

Washington and the multinationals give Ravalomanana's team a boost

Multinational mining giant Rio Tinto is about to approve a US$500 million dollar investment in the Fort Dauphin region of south-eastern Madagascar. The resulting employment and eco...


Joining the club

Madagascar intends to join the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in August, according to its Foreign Minister, Jaya Krishna Cuttaree (who is also a candidate for Direct...


In need

The African Union has refused President Marc Ravalomanana recognition until legislative elections are held ­ ostensibly to confirm that the public really backs his presidency &...


Two to tango

The army may step in to prevent the politicians breaking the country apart

Two presidents, two parliaments, two capitals, two economies next, two countries? That seems to be the aim of the veteran Red Admiral, Didier Ratsiraka, who clings to the presidenc...


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