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Second round coming in Madagascan presidential poll

Former presidents Andry Rajoelina and Marc Ravalomanana won most votes in Madagascar’s presidential election according to provisional results issued on Saturday that pointed to a likely second round.

ISS: Ramaphosa’s quiet diplomacy in Madagascar

Thanks to the efforts of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, together with others in the international community, Madagascar’s political conflict has largely stabilised in recent weeks.

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.

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