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Madagascar

Marc Ravalomanana

Date of Birth: 12/12/1949
Place of Birth: Imerinkasinina


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Rajoelina agrees a deal

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 Transition (HAT) were threatening to arrest the former President...


International concerns

When the military overthrew President Marc Ravalomanana and installed Andry Rajoelina in March 2009, contributing countries were initially reluctant to reduce their economic support because of Madagascar’s poverty and heavy dependence on aid...


A permanent putsch

Foreign aid is declining, as donors withhold the release of funds in an effort to nudge Rajoelina towards a compromise with his deposed predecessor, President Marc Ravalomanana, and the latter’s nominal allies, the veteran ex-Presidents Albert Zafy and Didier Ratsiraka...


Making room for friends

HAT is pushing for elections before the end of this year and Rajoelina, who overthrew the government of Marc Ravalomanana in 2009, sounds ever more confident...


Election funds? Try Hong Kong

Rajoelina, who seized power with army support in March 2009, needs money to fight presidential elections due in mid-year, which are shaping up to be a bitter confrontation with desposed President Marc Ravalomanana and several other candidates...

Rajoelina is pressuring his rivals, including former Presidents Marc Ravalomanana, Albert Zafy and Didier Ratsiraka, into accepting the presidential elections that the regime plans for mid-year...


Andry's Asian alliances under fire

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...


Park Young-june

Some of Korea’s recent overtures have been dogged by controversy: the STX deal in Ghana has been plagued by transparency concerns, while Daewoo’s attempt to purchase swathes of Madagascan farmland in 2008 did not survive the toppling of President Marc Ravalomanana’s government the next year...


Chinese trains for TGV

Madagascar’s former Presidents Marc Ravalomanana (2002-2009), Didier Ratsiraka (aka the Red Admiral, 1975-1993 and 1997-2002) and Albert Zafy (1993-2006) denounced Rajeolina’s announcements as electioneering ahead of the referendum, which they are boycotting...


The next revolt

Foreign aid has dried up and the main Western and multilateral donors will not restore it unless Rajoelina negotiates a compromise with his political opponents, in particular exiled former President Marc Ravalomanana...


An unconvincing egotist

Former Presidents Albert Zafy, Didier Ratsiraka and Marc Ravalomanana, who have now formed a common front, the Madagasikara alliance, have rejected Rajoelina’s unilateral strategy...


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