Madagascar

Instability around Andry Rajoelina's coup-installed government. See summary

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modernghana.com Madagascar pardons five political prisoners after reconciliation 12/24
modernghana.com Madagascar reconciliation bid secures political prisoner release 12/19
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allafrica.com SADC Angry At Arrest of Former Madagascar President 10/20
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reuters.com Madagascar police disperse pro-Ravalomanana rally with teargas 10/18
modernghana.com Madagascar 'won't expel' detained ex-president 10/18
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modernghana.com Wife of jailed Madagascar ex-leader calls on country to 'rise up' 10/17
globalsecurity.org Madagascar: Ban urges respect of democratic institutions as former president returns 10/17
globalvoicesonline.org Ex-President's Return Triggers Media Warning from Government in Madagascar 10/17
mg.co.za Call to free Madagascar's ex-president 10/16
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allafrica.com Madagascar - the Return of the Impatient Exile 10/16
allafrica.com Africa: African Press Review 15 October 2014 10/16
modernghana.com The African Union calls on the Malagasy stakeholders to exercise restraint and leadership following the return of former President Marc Ravalomanana 10/16
sify.com Madagascar: Ban urges respect of democratic institutions as former president returns 10/16
modernghana.com Statement Attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the return to Madagascar of former President Marc Ravalomanana 10/16
allafrica.com SADC Speaks Out On Madagascar 10/16
timeslive.co.za AU slams Madagascar ex-leader's 'unacceptable provocation' 10/15
appablog.wordpress.com The African Union calls on the Malagasy stakeholders to exercise restraint and leadership following the return of former President Marc Ravalomanana 10/15
allafrica.com Africa: African Press Review 14 October 2014 10/14
allafrica.com Madagascar: Presbyterian Church USA Protests Ravalomanana Arrest, Appeals for U.S. Response 10/14
mg.co.za Former Madagascan president 'taken to safety' 10/14
modernghana.com Location of detained Madagascar ex-president unknown: family 10/14
turkishweekly.net Madagascar's former president arrested after return 10/14
allafrica.com Ex-President Arrested After Return From Exile 10/14
modernghana.com Madagascar's ex-president returns from exile 10/13
reuters.com Madagascar's ex-leader detained after return: local media 10/13
timeslive.co.za Madagascar arrests ex-leader upon his return from exile in SA 10/13
monitor.co.ug Madagascar arrests ex-leader Ravalomanana on return from exile 10/13
monitor.co.ug Madagascar ex-leader Ravalomanana returns from exile 10/13
modernghana.com Madagascar arrests ex-leader on return from exile 10/13
huffingtonpost.com Madagascar's Former Leader Arrested After 5 Years In Exile 10/13
voanews.com Madagascar's Former President Arrested After Return 10/13
modernghana.com Madagascar detains ex-leader on return from exile 10/13
nzherald.co.nz Madagascar's exiled leader arrested on return 10/13
allafrica.com Ex-Gov. Alams' Son Commits Suicide 10/13
bbc.co.uk Madagascar ex-president arrested 10/13
modernghana.com Madagascar denies approving exiled leader's return 07/17
allafrica.com Madagascar: Back in the U.S. Trade Fold 06/27
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allafrica.com The Puppet Cuts His Strings 05/30
strategypage.com WINNING: The Madagascar Malaise Ends 05/29
allafrica.com Madagascar: U.S Ends Restrictions On Aid 05/28
allafrica.com A Cosmetic End to Madagascar's Crisis? 05/20
pulitzercenter.org This Week: When the Aid Dries Up 04/28
modernghana.com New Madagascar technocrat government seeks stability 04/18
turkishpress.com PM appointment unconstitutional: Madagascar's Mapar 04/16
modernghana.com New PM vows to make Madagascar an emerging market 04/16
modernghana.com Madagascar names prime minister after deadlock 04/11
turkishpress.com Madagascar names new PM 04/11
reuters.com Madagascar names new prime minister: presidency official 04/11
allafrica.com Madagascar Officials Understudy HASAL Mfb's Micro Financing Model 03/31
reuters.com Madagascar says IMF restores ties five years after coup 03/13
globalvoicesonline.org Madagascar Still Awaiting a New Prime Minister, Government 02/25
modernghana.com Ex-coup leader's aide set to become Madagascar's new premier 02/24
voanews.com Former Madagascar President Rules Himself Out of PM Job 02/21
france24.com Coup leader Rajoelina rules out seeking role as Madagascar’s prime minister 02/21
allafrica.com When Will the Donor Floodgates Open for Madagascar? 02/13
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allafrica.com SADC Lifts Suspension On Madagascar 02/05
reuters.com New Madagascar leader seeks donor meeting within three months 01/30
allafrica.com Fransman Concludes Visit to Madagascar 01/29
huffingtonpost.com Madagascar's Radio DJ President Jockeys for Power 01/28
dw.de African Union lifts Madagascar suspension 01/27
reuters.com African Union welcomes Madagascar back after power handover 01/27
allafrica.com Dar Offers Madagascar Assistance On Sanctions 01/27
punchng.com AU lifts Madagascar suspension as new president resumes 01/27
allafrica.com Blast Near President's Inauguration Site 01/26
reuters.com Madagascar's new president takes over power from ex-coup leader 01/25
modernghana.com Madagascar's new leader sworn in, reaches out to rivals 01/25
voanews.com Blast Near Madagascar President's Inauguration Site 01/25
nzherald.co.nz Madagascar president installed, hopes for new aid 01/25
modernghana.com Madagascar strongman steps down, clears way for successor 01/24
news24.com Egypt coup stunts democracy trend 01/23
reuters.com Outgoing Madagascar president and ex-coup leader may seek PM job 01/22
pulitzercenter.org Madagascar's Crisis in Pictures 01/20
allafrica.com Madagascar Court Confirms President-Elect 01/20
globalvoicesonline.org Madagascar Finally Has a New President, But Uncertainty Remains 01/19
nzherald.co.nz Madagascar: court approves new leader 01/17
modernghana.com Rajoelina-backed candidate elected Madagascar president 01/17
allafrica.com Nation Awaits the Final Verdict On Its Elections 01/17
pmnewsnigeria.com Court confirms Raja as Madagascar’s president 01/17
reuters.com Madagascar court confirms ex-finance minister is president-elect 01/17
vancouversun.com Special court in Madagascar approves election of new leader, rejects recount demands 01/17
modernghana.com Strongman Rajoelina's candidate elected Madagascar president 01/17
aljazeera.com Madagascar electoral court declares president 01/17
reuters.com Court confirms Madagascar election result; loser rejects it 01/17
allafrica.com Rajaonarimampianina Declared Winner 01/10
modernghana.com Ousted Madagascar leader's candidate to accept election outcome 01/08
allafrica.com New President Brings Hope of Economic Change 01/04
modernghana.com Ousted Malagasy president's camp threatens protests 01/04
allafrica.com Provisional Result in Crucial Madagascan Poll 01/04
nytimes.com Ex-Finance Minister Wins Disputed Madagascar Vote 01/03
ndtv.com Ex-finance minister wins disputed Madagascar election 01/03

Summary

In early 2009, Andry Rajoelina, the mayor of Madagascar's capital Antananarivo, began agitating for the overthrow of the president, Marc Ravalomanana. Rajoelina's TV station had aired an interview with Didier Ratsiraka, the former president of the island nation, and in retaliation, Ravalomanana had shut the TV station.

Protests turned violent, and over 100 people were killed by the army. The army switched its support to Rajoelina in mid-February 2009, and Ravalomanana ceded power.