Madagascar

Country Madagascar
Capital Antananarivo
Continent Africa
Currency Malagasy ariary(MGA)
Languages Malagasy & French

Antananarivo

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Introduction

Formerly an independent kingdom, Madagascar became a French colony in 1896 but regained independence in 1960. During 1992-93, free presidential and National Assembly elections were held ending 17 years of single-party rule. In 1997, in the second presidential race, Didier RATSIRAKA, the leader during the 1970s and 1980s, was returned to the presidency. The 2001 presidential election was contested between the followers of Didier RATSIRAKA and Marc RAVALOMANANA, nearly causing secession of half of the country. In April 2002, the High Constitutional Court announced RAVALOMANANA the winner. RAVALOMANANA achieved a second term following a landslide victory in the generally free and fair presidential elections of 2006. In early 2009, protests over increasing restrictions on opposition press and activities resulted in RAVALOMANANA stepping down and the presidency was conferred to the mayor of Antananarivo, Andry RAJOELINA. Following negotiations in July and August of 2009, a power-sharing agreement with a 15-month transitional period was established, but has not yet been implemented.

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Madagascar - Wikipedia
Madagascar - CIA World Fact Book
Madagascar - BBC
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2022 World Cup qualifiers: Black Stars may face Ivory Coast, Madagascar and Angola - GhanaWeb2022 World Cup qualifiers: Black Stars may face Ivory Coast, Madagascar and Angola  GhanaWeb

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Most of Madagascar's rainforest on pace to disappear by 2070 - UPI NewsMost of Madagascar's rainforest on pace to disappear by 2070  UPI News

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Madagascar stadium crush kills 16 during national celebrations - BBC NewsMadagascar stadium crush kills 16 during national celebrations  BBC News

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France, Madagascar target sovereignty accord over Scattered islands - RFIFrance, Madagascar target sovereignty accord over Scattered islands  RFI

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Highlights of Pope's second day in Madagascar - Vatican NewsHighlights of Pope's second day in Madagascar  Vatican News

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Madagascar on alert for heavy rainfall from Belna after landfall - AccuWeather.comMadagascar on alert for heavy rainfall from Belna after landfall  AccuWeather.com

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