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Andry Rajoelina Declared Winner in Presidential Runoff

[Deutsche Welle] The electoral commission has announced the provisional result despite allegations by his opponent Marc Ravalomanana of electoral fraud. The country's highest court has nine days to decide whether to confirm the win. (AllAfrica)


Election Commission Confirms Rajoelina As Madagascar President

[RFI] Andry Rajoelina returned to power in Madagascar on Thursday after he beat his rival and predecessor Marc Ravalomanana in a presidential election beset by allegations of fraud. (AllAfrica)


Rajoelina in Early Lead in Presidential Vote

[CAJ News] Antananarivo -FORMER president, Andry Rajoelina, has taken an early lead against fellow ex-leader, Marc Ravalomanana, in the Madagascar presidential runoff election. (AllAfrica)


Madagascar Votes in Electoral Battle Between Ex-Presidents

[Deutsche Welle] Polling stations in Madagascar have opened in a runoff presidential election that pits two former leaders -- and rivals -- against each other. Analysts have warned that the battle could revive instability in the country. (AllAfrica)


Madagascar Presidential Vote - Rajoelina, Ravalomanana Debate

[Cameroon Tribune] The televised discussion on December 10, 2018 for the runoff poll focused on personality rather than issues. (AllAfrica)


Madagascar Presidential Vote - Rajoelina, Ravalomanana Hold Debate

[Cameroon Tribune] The televised discussion on December 10, 2018 for the runoff poll focused on personality rather than issues. (AllAfrica)


Bon Awards 2018 - Tope Oshin, Tana Adelana Win Big

[Premium Times] Tope Oshin's young-adult film 'We Don't Live Here Anymore' carted the most awards at the 10th Best of Nollywood (BON) awards ceremony which held on Sunday at the Kakanfo Conference Centre in Ibadan, Oyo. (AllAfrica)


SA Man Held in Madagascar Jail for 3 Months Without Trial

[News24Wire] A South African man has been in prison in Madagascar for three months on what his wife claims are trumped-up charges. (AllAfrica)


South African MD's Hell in a Malagasy Prison

[Daily Maverick] A South African businessman has been in detention for more than three months in one of Madagascar's most overcrowded prisons, for fraud he claims he didn't commit. With the rest of the island state in the middle of a fierce presidential elections battle, he's unlikely to have any respite until well after Christmas. (AllAfrica)


FC Platinum Arrives in Madagascar

[The Herald] AFTER an imperious campaign on the domestic front, FC Platinum would to have to show they have come of age when they begin their Champions League adventure tomorrow. The Zvishavane miners flew into Madagascar yesterday afternoon, with coach Norman Mapeza expressing satisfaction with the warm reception they received from their preliminary round opponents CNaPS Sports. (AllAfrica)


Mapeza Picks His Men for Madagascar Trip

[The Herald] FC Platinum have announced a largely predictable 20-man squad for their CAF Champions League preliminary round first leg tie against Madagascar opponents CNaPS Sports next Wednesday, with their new signings conspicuous by their absence. (AllAfrica)


Uncertainty in Madagascar Poll - - the Wait Is On for Courts to Pronounce

[Daily Maverick] The results of the first round of Madagascar's presidential elections are in and awaiting finalisation by the courts, but the two biggest candidates, Marc Ravalomanana and Andry Rajoelina, as well as the biggest loser, the most recent president Hery Rajaonarimampianina, are united in their complaints about the outcome. (AllAfrica)


SADC Welcomes Madagascar's Provisional Poll Results

[New Era] Gaborone -SADC, which is currently chaired by Namibian President, Hage Geingob, yesterday welcomed the publication of provisional results that were released by Madagascar's Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) last week, following the first round of voting in the 2018 presidential election held on 7 November in the island nation. (AllAfrica)


The Daewoo-Madagascar Land Grab - Ten Years On

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] On 18 November 2008, The Financial Times exposed a massive deal being negotiated between a South Korean company Daewoo Logistics and the government of Madagascar. (AllAfrica)


Presidential Poll Run-Offs to be Held in December

[SANF] Madagascar is set for a run-off on 19 December after no presidential candidate amassed enough votes to be declared outright winner following elections held in early November. (AllAfrica)


Madagascar Presidential Poll - Rajoelina, Ravalomanana Leading

[Cameroon Tribune] With 63 per cent of votes counted, the two expresidents respectively have 39 per cent and 37 per cent. (AllAfrica)


Back to the Future in Madagascar

[ISS] Whoever becomes president in Madagascar is likely to have an axe to grind. Both frontrunners, who will be facing off in a second round next month, are former presidents. Both were excluded from participating in the 2013 elections through intervention by the international community. This was seen by mediators of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) as a compromise solution following the 2009 coup. (AllAfrica)


Two Ex-Presidents Neck and Neck in Madagascar Elections

[RFI] Partial results in Madagascar's presidential race showed former presidents Andry Rajoelina and Marc Ravalomanana neck and neck as election officials counted ballot papers on Thursday. (AllAfrica)


For Business, Investment Potential Hinges On Key Elections

[Daily Maverick] The results of the election, in which three former presidents - Hery Rajaonarimampianina, Andry Rajoelina and Marc Ravalomanana - are the favourites, must be accepted and seen as legitimate to prevent further political instability. (AllAfrica)


Four Former Presidents Compete for Madagascar Presidency

[VOA] The island nation of Madagascar votes Wednesday, with four former heads of state vying for the top job in a pool of 36 candidates. Analysts predict this contest will go to a second round, and the nation's persistent problems, poverty, health challenges, poor infrastructure, and human rights abuses, will continue no matter who wins. (AllAfrica)


4 Former Presidents Compete for Madagascar Presidency

[VOA] Johannesburg -The island nation of Madagascar votes Wednesday, with four former heads of state vying for the top job in a pool of 36 candidates. Analysts predict this contest will go to a second round, and the nation's persistent problems, poverty, health challenges, poor infrastructure, and human rights abuses, will continue no matter who wins. (AllAfrica)


Disillusionment Overshadows Presidential Elections

[Deutsche Welle] Madagascans head to the polls on Wednesday to elect a new president. In one of the world's poorest countries, campaign expenditure rather than policy is set to decide the outcome. (AllAfrica)


Madagascar Wants to Show Charm At China's Import Expo - Minister

[Focac] The island country will showcase products such as vanilla, cocoa beans, coffee beans and cloves, in addition to minerals, which include gemstones and gold, Jean Brunelle Razafintsiandraofa, also the head of the Madagascar delegation, told Xinhua on Saturday. (AllAfrica)


Disillusionment Overshadows Malagasy Elections

[Deutsche Welle] Malagasy head to the polls on Wednesday to elect a new president. In one of the world's poorest countries, campaign expenditure rather than policy is set to decide the outcome. (AllAfrica)


Madagascar Gears for Elections

[SANF] Madagascar will go to the polls on 7 November to choose a president for the next five years. (AllAfrica)


Fireworks and Thumping Music Hit the Message Home As Top Three Contenders Vie for Highest Office

[Daily Maverick] Whether the full stadiums at the final election rallies in Madagascar at the weekend would result in a successful vote for each of the three main presidency candidates - or whether it would result in a turnout better than the 50% optimistically expected by observers - will be apparent on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)


Pre-Trial Detainees Held in 'Life-Threatening Conditions'

[Deutsche Welle] A new report from Amnesty International has revealed up to 52 pre-trial detainees died in prison last year while awaiting trial in "appalling" conditions. DW spoke with one of the report's authors about the findings. (AllAfrica)


Rich in Agriculture, Madagascar Suffers From Extreme Malnutrition

[IPS] Antananarivo -As much as 80 percent of Madagascar's population of 24 million people is involved in agriculture and the country's economy largely depends on the sector, yet 48 percent of households are faced with food insecurity according to the National Nutrition Office (NNO). Over 70 percent of households live below the national poverty line of 535,603 Malagasy ariary per year (1 U.S. dollar equals 3,447.50 ariary). (AllAfrica)


Children Amongst Thousands Held in Life-Threatening Prison Conditions - New Report

[AI London] People - including children - who have not been found guilty of any crime are dying in Madagascar's prisons due to appalling conditions, Amnesty International said today, as it released a report highlighting how the Malagasy authorities' excessive use of pre-trial detention is harming the poorest people in society. (AllAfrica)


African Union Deploys Election Observers to the Republic of Madagascar

[African Union] The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, His Excellency Moussa Faki Mahamat, has authorized the deployment of an African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) ahead of the Republic of Madagascar 07 November 2018 Presidential Election. (AllAfrica)


Malagasy National Team Rewarded

[Cameroon Tribune] After several years of fruitless attempts to qualify for the final phase of the Africa Nation's Cup, the Malagasy national team "The Barea" have finally done it. In recognition for what the team has done, the government has decided to reward the national team with 128,150 US dollars. The Barea sealed a place at next year's finals in Cameroon after Tuesday's 1-0 win over Equatorial Guinea. (AllAfrica)