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Madagascar villagers kill over 100 cattle thieves

For the past three months, Madagascar’s southeast has fallen prey to violent conflicts between zebu breeders and poachers. Angry villagers recently ambushed a group of poachers without soliciting help from the local police force. Our Observer went to the remote village of Fenoevo, where nearly 90 thieves were summarily executed. Read more...

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If less than 50% of citizens vote, is the referendum still valid?

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Madagascar Referendum on constitutional changes by Andriankoto Ratozamanana - EPP Antanimbarinandriana - Antanananrivo

This post was sent to us by our Observer before a military coup broke out in the capital, Antananarivo, as the referendum was underway. Click here for France 24's latest coverage of events.

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Is the crisis in Madagascar really over?

Since Andry Rajoelina took power last month, Madagascar is no longer front page news. The conflict however, is not over, and supporters of exiled president Marc Ravolomanana continue to demonstrate. One of our Observers there tells us how the government is trying to put a stop to the movement. Read more...

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Razily, a new hero in the ousted president's camp

Supporters of ousted president Marc Ravalomanana defied the new authorities on Saturday, causing violent clashes in the capital. One man marched towards troops holding a Madagascar flag in the air. Known as "Razily," the man was arrested, and the video has made him a hero among supporters of Ravalomanana. See the video...

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Why Ravalomanana is out

Malagasy President Marc Ravalomanana has just stepped down and handed power over to the army. Why, after being re-elected for a second term two years ago, does this Malagasy politician find himself walking out the back door? Rewind to the start of the crisis...

Are Malagasies turning against the French?

When Madagascar's main opponent to the president was taken in by the French embassy on Tuesday, supporters of the head of state took to the streets, incited by a revival of anti-French sentiment. Read more...

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French news channel iTélé makes mighty booboo

One of our Observers in Madagascar, editor of the Malagasy info site Sobika.com, has alerted us to a blunder made by the French news channel iTélé. In the middle of a report on the protests in the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe come several minutes of footage showing ... the protests in Madagascar. See the video and read more...

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Looting in Madagascar, our Observer tells the story

The riots tearing through the Madagascan capital have already left two people dead. One of our Observers in Antananarivo, camera in hand, went to see the scene for himself last night. Read more and see his photos.

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Radio station burns as riots turn deadly

Since violent riots broke out in the Madagascan capital Antananarivo on Sunday protesters have burned the state-owned radio station and at least one demonstrator has been killed. While there are few images emerging from the Indian Ocean island off the east coast of Africa, ordinary citizens there have sent us their photos. See the pictures.

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Madagascar devastated by a cyclone, again

Just like last year, the year before last, and the year before that, a cyclone has swept over Madagascar. And just like every other year, thousands of Madagascans find themselves on the street, hoping that international aid is on its way. See the photos and read the comment from our Observer in Tananarive.

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