Incumbent President and Rivals Asked to Withdraw From Polls - UN
[AEP]UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon backed African calls for Madagascar strongman Andry Rajoelina and two rivals to withdraw from the country's presidential election in July.
Ban - Madagascar Rivals Should Withdraw
[This Day]UN leader Ban Ki-moon backed African calls for Madagascar strongman, Andry Rajoelina and two rivals to withdraw from the country's presidential election in July.
UN Chief Concerned by Latest Electoral Developments
[UN News]United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon shares the concerns expressed earlier by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the African Union over the latest developments in the electoral process in Madagascar, according to the spokesperson for the world body's chief.
Troika Oversteps Mandate in Madagascar
[The Herald]MADAGASCAR has defied Sadc's demands that three politicians in that country - Andry Rajoelina, former President Didier Ratsiraka and ousted leader Marc Ravalomanana's wife, Lalao - should not contest presidential elections this year.
Tana Delta Suspect Rearrested
[The Star]One of the six hardcore criminals who escaped from Gamba Police station in Tana Delta district has been arrested.
Microcredit Helps Small Businesses Buck the System
[IRIN]Toliara -Justine Sija, 60, begins her day at 4am, when she buys catch from local fishermen to hawk on the streets of St Augustin Village, in Madagascar's southern Atsimo-Andrefana Region. The work is hard, but in the last year, access to microcredit has boosted both her business and her hope for the future.
Madagascar's Rajoelina Refuses to Withdraw Candidacy
[allAfrica]Cape Town -Madagascar's leader Andry Rajoelina has ignored a request by the Southern African Development Community (SADC), not to run in the upcoming elections, reports AFP.
Madagascar President Rajoelina Breaks Vow Not to Stand in Polls
[AEP]Madagascar will go ahead with a planned presidential election in July, an international mediator said on Sunday, days after the leader of the Indian Ocean island reneged on a promise not to run.
The Country's Presidential Candidates Known on Friday
The Special Election Court has been studying applications from 49 presidential hopefuls.
Food Insecurity Opens Door to TB
[IRIN]Toliara -Health experts fear the interruption of food assistance in Madagascar is increasing incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in Toliara, the capital city of Madagascar's southern Atsimo-Andrefana region.
Former President Ratsiraka to Contest July Polls
[AEP]Former president of Madagascar Didier Ratsirakawill be contesting in the upcoming July 2013 general elections in Madagascar in a bid to rule the nation for the third time, after returning from his eleven year exile in France last week.
Former First Lady Contests in Presidential Poll
[AEP]The wife of Madagascar's ousted President Marc Ravalomanana has filed in her papers to stand in the country's presidential elections slated for July 2013.
Pope Receives President of Madagascar
[CISA]Vatican City -This morning in the Vatican Apostolic Palace, the Holy Father received in audience Mr Andry Nirina Rajoelina, President of the High Transitional Authority of Madagascar. President Rajoelina then met with the Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, S.D.B., accompanied by Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, secretary for Relations with States.
Rwandans in Madagascar Mark Genocide
[New Times]Rwandans living in Madagascar and neighbouring regions in the Indian Ocean met in the country's capital Antananarivo to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.