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Madagascar

ISS: SADC must keep its eye on the ball in Madagascar

The chances of compromise and dialogue among Madagascar’s political actors are getting slimmer by the day. Violent confrontation between supporters of two former presidents and the government of President Hery Rajaonarimampianina have intensified recently following contested changes to the country’s electoral laws.

ISS: Cattle robbery threatens Madagascar’s peace and security

Cattle theft in Madagascar is becoming an increasingly violent crime, with bandits terrorising villages by stealing, killing victims and taking cattle owners hostage in bloody attacks. This isn’t limited to Madagascar though – it is a rising threat across Africa.

Madagascans urged to end protests

Madagascar’s president demanded an end to unrest he said was intended to divide the country after two demonstrators were killed in a confrontation between police and anti-government protesters at the weekend.

Madagascar protests leave one dead

One person was killed when Madagascar police fired tear gas at opposition demonstrators protesting against new electoral laws they say are designed to lock out their candidate from a presidential election due this year.

Madagascar receiving lifeboat from France

Madagascar will soon take delivery of another rescue boat from France, having received three others in the last decade.

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