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SADC training centre revamps curricula to meet peace support challenges

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Two workshops over two thousand two hundred kilometres apart marked the implementation of new curricula for the Regional Peace Training Centre (RPTC) of the...

Madagascar signs up for SADC charter to stop IUU fishing

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Indian Ocean island country Madagascar is on the verge of committing to a Southern African Development Community (SADC) regional fisheries control and surveillance initiative. The...

Madagascar and Russia strengthen defence ties

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On 25 March, a military cooperation agreement between Russia and Madagascar came into force, following a visit in Russia of the Malagasy Minister of...

Twenty charged with plotting to kill Madagascar president as trial begins

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Twenty people, including two French nationals, were charged on Monday with plotting to kill Madagascar's president and other offences as their trial began in...

Madagascar makes 21 further arrests over suspected coup plot

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Madagascar has arrested 21 more suspects, including 12 military personnel, in connection with a plot to kill President Andry Rajoelina and topple the government,...

Madagascar police, after months of investigation, arrest six over plot to...

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Madagascan police this week arrested six people, including a foreign national, on suspicion of plotting to kill the president, after months of investigation, officials...

Indian Navy ship visits Madagascar

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The Indian Naval Ship INS Shardul made a port call at Antsiranana, Madagascar, as part of First Training Squadron’s (1TS) Overseas Deployment from 21...

Madagascar operating Panthera T4 armoured vehicles

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Madagascar’s military is operating MSPV Panthera T4 armoured carriers, which were seen for the first time last month. Madagascar celebrated the 60th anniversary of its...

Madagascar receives new aircraft

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Madagascar's military has taken delivery of nine aircraft, including a CN235 transport, AS350 helicopters and Cessna 206 light aircraft. They were officially handed over in...

Second round coming in Madagascan presidential poll

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Former presidents Andry Rajoelina and Marc Ravalomanana won most votes in Madagascar's presidential election according to provisional results issued on Saturday that...

ISS: Ramaphosa’s quiet diplomacy in Madagascar

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

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

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The chances of compromise and dialogue among Madagascar's political actors are getting slimmer by the day. Violent confrontation between supporters of two...

ISS: Cattle robbery threatens Madagascar’s peace and security

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Cattle theft in Madagascar is becoming an increasingly violent crime, with bandits terrorising villages by stealing, killing victims and taking cattle owners...

Madagascans urged to end protests

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Madagascar's president demanded an end to unrest he said was intended to divide the country after two demonstrators were killed in a...

Madagascar protests leave one dead

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One person was killed when Madagascar police fired tear gas at opposition demonstrators protesting against new electoral laws they say are designed...

Madagascar receiving lifeboat from France

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

Plague in Madagascar kills 124

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A plague epidemic in Madagascar killed 124 people since August in an outbreak that has hit the island's two main cities the...

Africa Endeavour 16 concludes in Madgascar

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United States Africa Command concluded the Africa Endeavour 16 event in Madagascar on Monday with a final ceremony which highlighted the communications...

Africa Endeavour 16 concludes in Madgascar

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United States Africa Command concluded the Africa Endeavour 16 event in Madagascar on Monday with a final ceremony which highlighted the communications...

Africa Endeavour 16 concludes in Madgascar

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United States Africa Command concluded the Africa Endeavour 16 event in Madagascar on Monday with a final ceremony which highlighted the communications...

US Africa Command kicks off 10th Africa Endeavor in Madagascar

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U.S. Africa Command, in partnership with the Armed Forces of Madagascar, kicked off Africa Endeavor 2016 on 22 August in Antananarivo. In its...

Two killed in Madagascar concert blast

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Two people were killed and dozens injured by an explosion during an Independence Day concert in Madagascar's capital late on Sunday, police...

Madagascar commissions patrol vessel back into service after refurbishment

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The Madagascan Ministry of National Defence has re-commissioned the Malagasy V17 offshore patrol vessel (OPV) back into service after over a year...

Striking Air Madagascar workers vow to push on with action

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A strike by some workers at Air Madagascar that has grounded most of the state-owned carrier's fleet neared one week, with union...

Air Madagascar orders ATR 72-600s

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Madagascar's national airline Air Madagascar has placed an order for three ATR 72-600s for a total of approximately $77 million, with the...

Madagascar’s ex-leader detained after return

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Madagascar's exiled former leader Marc Ravalomanana was detained on Monday after returning to the Indian Ocean island for the first time since...

Madagascan Air Force Tetras crash kills two

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One of the Madagascan Air Force's Humbert Tetras light aircraft crashed on Tuesday, killing both occupants in a blow to the small...

Madagascar’s president takes over; grenade blast kills child

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Madagascar's new president Hery Rajaonarimampianina, who won the first elections since a coup in 2009, took office on Saturday but his inauguration...

European, African observers say Madagascar election credible

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Madagascar's first presidential election since a military-backed coup was free and fair, European Union (EU) and Southern African observers said on Sunday,...

No clear outcome as Madagascar election results dribble in

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Results dribbled in from Madagascar's presidential election on Saturday but two front-runners said a second round looked likely in a vote many...

Madagascar votes in first presidential election since 2009 coup

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The people of Madagascar began voting on Friday in a presidential election they hope will end a five-year crisis and rebuild investor...

Madagascan Air Force operating Tetras light aircraft

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Madagascar's Air Force recently received a second Humbert Aviation Tetras light aircraft from France, the latest in a series of aircraft acquired...

Madagascar crowd burn two Europeans to death over “organ trafficking”

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A crowd burnt two Europeans to death on a tourist island in Madagascar and lynched a local man because they suspected them...

SA conduit for riot gear for Madagascar?

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WikiLeaks has revealed South Africa helped Madagascar's ousted president to import crowd control weapons before he lost power. The Sunday Independent newspaper...

SA conduit for riot gear for Madagascar?

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WikiLeaks has revealed South Africa helped Madagascar's ousted president to import crowd control weapons before he lost power. The Sunday Independent newspaper...

Madagascar names new government, opposition rejects

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Madagascar's president named a new government but the opposition immediately rejected the cabinet as illegal, throwing into question a road map towards...

Madagascar says will arrest former leader if he returns

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Madagascar will arrest exiled former president Marc Ravalomanana if he returns to the Indian Ocean island, a senior cabinet minister said a...

Madagascar leaders sign road map to elections

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Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina bowed to foreign pressure and signed a political road map that allows for the unconditional return of his...

Madagascar sees tourism boost as crisis eases

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The number of tourists visiting Madagascar jumped 16 percent in the first half of 2011 from a year earlier, official data showed...

Madagascar postpones referendum on constitution

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Madagascar has postponed indefinitely a referendum on a new constitution because the charter has not yet been completed, the head of the...

Madagascar’s leader hints at ‘neutral’ government

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Madagascar's leader said he could form a politically "neutral" government after last-ditch power-sharing talks failed over the weekend, and said he expected...

Madagascar leader to disband government, form new one

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Madagascar's leader has vowed to disband his internationally rejected government and form an interim body with an ousted opposition leader following an...

Madagascar army gives president end-April deadline

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Madagascar's army has given President Andry Rajoelina until the end of April to offer an acceptable way out of the 13-month political...

Madagascar armed forces minister won’t quit after sacking

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Madagascar's armed forces minister yesterday refused to quit his post a day after the Indian Ocean Island's prime minister fired him following...

Madagascar’s leader spurns Ethiopia mediation talks

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Madagascar's president spurned yesterday the African Union's (AU) latest attempt to resolve the Indian Ocean island's crisis, increasing the chance the continent's...

Madagascar leader calls talks after sanctions threat

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Madagascar's President Andy Rajoelina has called a meeting next week with leading opposition groups to try to resolve a year-long political crisis...

Madagascar names new vice PM as sanctions loom

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Madagascar's embattled leader Andry Rajoelina appointed a new vice prime minister in charge of foreign affairs yesterday, in a fresh effort to...

AU to hold meetings on Somalia and Madagascar: official

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The spokesperson for the African Union (AU) says the continental body will soon hold special meetings to address the political and security...

African group leader says “never again” to coups

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African Union leaders said on Tuesday they intended to strengthen the group's powers to fight a rising tide of coups and electoral...

Madagascar gov’t threatens opposition crackdown

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Madagascar's government has said it will crack down on opposition leaders and their supporters, who reject plans for elections, if they provoke...