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
Madagascar - Timeline - BBC

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The island nation of Madagascar had never qualified for a major international football competition in its history... well until this week that is, when they beat Equatorial Guinea 1-0 to become the first nation to reach next year's African Cup of ...



Madagascar: Candidates protest media discrimination ahead of polls [The Morning Call] - africanews

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Madagascar: Candidates protest media discrimination ahead of polls [The Morning Call]
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Madagascar reach Africa Cup of Nations for first time - Independent Online

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Madagascar reach Africa Cup of Nations for first time
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JOHANNESBURG - Madagascar won a place at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament for the first time when they triumphed 1-0 at home against Equatorial Guinea in Group A on Tuesday. Thailand-based midfielder Njiva Rakotoharimalala scored the only ...
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Madagascar comes to stage in Bradford - Yorkshire Post

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Madagascar comes to stage in Bradford
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Madagascar poised to make Africa Cup of Nations history - Independent Online

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Madagascar poised to make Africa Cup of Nations history
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JOHANNESBURG - Madagascar will book a place at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament for the first time if they defeat visiting Equatorial Guinea on Tuesday. Form favours the Malagasy as they edged their Group A opponents 1-0 away two days ago thanks ...

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Madagascar government rewards national team for historic Nations Cup qualification - Ghanasoccernet.com

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Madagascar government rewards national team for historic Nations Cup qualification
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Madagascar's government has rewarded the country's football team for qualifying for a first Africa Cup of Nations finals. The Barea sealed a place at next year's finals in Cameroon after Tuesday's 1-0 win over Equatorial Guinea. Madagascar's acting ...

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Madagascar heads for crunch presidential elections - Daily Maverick

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Madagascar heads for crunch presidential elections
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Hidden from the world's view or interest a Titanic battle for democracy and human rights over greed and self interest is being waged in little-known Madagascar. Still suffering the after-effects of a violent 2009 coup d état which plunged the country ...



Bushveld Minerals sees interest from lenders in Madagascar power station - Proactive Investors UK

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Bushveld Minerals sees interest from lenders in Madagascar power station
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“Overall, the Imaloto project is on track to deliver electricity to southwestern Madagascar by 2021”. coal. Imaloto will be coal-fired. Bushveld Minerals Limited (LON:BMN) expects to start detailed talks about a finance package for the Imaloto coal ...

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Madagascar Government Awards Players Ksh3 Million For Afcon Qualification - KahawaTungu (press release) (blog)

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Madagascar Government Awards Players Ksh3 Million For Afcon Qualification
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Madagascar senior men's national team also known as Brea was Wednesday awarded Ksh3 million by their government for the historic Afcon 2019 qualification. The players plus members of the technical bench were handed the amount to share at a function ...



Madagascar: claims for early settlement debunked - Cosmos

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Madagascar: claims for early settlement debunked
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Recent splashy headlines claiming that humans arrived on the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar as early as 10,000 years ago are almost certainly wrong. That's according to a new study of freshly excavated animal bones, the largest of its kind to be ...
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