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Lovasoa Rabary

Madagascar president picks new finance minister, enlarges cabinet

Aug 16 2021

ANTANANARIVO Madagascar's president named a new finance minister in an enlarged cabinet, days after sacking all ministers for what he said was poor performance and weeks after the reported foiling of a plot to kill the former coup leader.

French citizen among six held over plan to kill Madagascar president -minister

Jul 24 2021

ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) -A French citizen is among six people arrested on suspicion of involvement in a plot to kill Madagascar's president, the Indian Ocean island's public security minister said, and a second official said the president's security had been tightened. | Video

Madagascar police arrest six over alleged plot to kill president

Jul 22 2021

ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) -Police in Madagascar this week arrested six people, including one foreign citizen, suspected of plotting to kill the president following what officials in the Indian Ocean island nation said was a months-long investigation. | Video

Madagascar coronavirus herbal mix draws demand from across Africa despite WHO misgivings

May 10 2020

ANTANANARIVO Madagascar is putting its self-proclaimed, plant-based "cure" for COVID-19 on sale and several countries in Africa have already put in orders for purchase, despite warnings from the World Health Organisation that its efficacy is unproven. | Video

UPDATE 2-Madagascar to raise minerals taxes, take 20% stake in mining projects

Dec 10 2019

ANTANANARIVO, Dec 10 Madagascar plans to increase its royalties on nickel, cobalt, precious metals, and gemstones to 4% from 2% at present, a draft mining law showed on Tuesday, the latest African country to push for greater government revenue from mining activities.

Remains of British woman who fell from plane found in Madagascar

Aug 07 2019

ANTANANARIVO Police said on Wednesday they had found the remains of a British woman who fell 1,200 meters (4,000 feet) from a light aircraft in the remote north of Madagascar last month.

Madagascar vanilla crop quality suffers as thieves spark violence

Jul 18 2019

MAROVATO, Madagascar Rocketing vanilla prices bought Madagascan farmer Berlin Ranary a hot pink sofa, a motorbike - and a double-barreled shotgun to protect his crop. | Video

Madagascar court declares Rajoelina president, rejects fraud complaint

Jan 09 2019

ANTANANARIVO Madagascar's top court on Tuesday proclaimed former leader Andry Rajoelina winner of a hard-fought presidential vote, rejecting his rival's accusations of fraud. | Video

Madagascar court declares Rajoelina president, rejects fraud complaint

Jan 08 2019

ANTANANARIVO, Jan 8 Madagascar's top court on Tuesday proclaimed former leader Andry Rajoelina winner of a hard-fought presidential vote, rejecting his rival's accusations of fraud.

Madagascar presidential candidate's team cries foul after rival declared winner

Dec 28 2018

ANTANANARIVO Madagascar presidential election candidate Marc Ravalomanana's campaign team said they had filed a formal complaint on Thursday after the electoral commission declared Andry Rajoelina the winner. | Video

World News

Sudan PM, ministers detained in apparent military coup

KHARTOUM (Reuters) -Soldiers arrested most of the members of Sudan's cabinet and a large number of pro-government party leaders on Monday in an apparent military coup, three political sources said, throwing a fragile transition towards democracy into disarray.