Madagascar: EU parliament publish resolution

What follows is the text of the “motion for a resolution on Madagascar” published by the European Union.

Ousted Ravalomanana blocked from going home

Former Madagascan president Marc Ravalomanana was blocked from leaving South Africa on Saturday, after an airline refused to give him a boarding pass.

Madagascar's rival leaders in new talks on unity government

Leaders of Madagascar’s rival political factions on Wednesday met in South Africa in a fresh bid to forge a deal on a unity government to end 15 months of crisis in the island nation. Madagascar’s strongman Andry Rajoelina seized control of the vast Indian Ocean island in March 2009 after weeks of sometimes violent street […]


Full Name Republic of Madagascar Capital Antananarivo Form of Government Republic Date of Independence 26 June, 1960 Date of Entry into the UN Total Area 587,041 km2 (45th)226,597 sq mi Total Population (2008 estimate) 20,042,551 (55th) Time Zone EAT (UTC+3) Currency Malagasy Ariary GDP (nominal, 2007 estimate) $7.711 billion GDP Per Capita $391 Human Development […]