Sadc condemns Madagascar takeover

South African regional leaders reportedly mulling sanctions against new regime.

    Ravalomanana was forced out of office
    under pressure from the military [AFP]

    Ravalomanana was forced from office earlier in the month under pressure from the military and Andry Rajoelina, the country's new leader.

    Clifford Mamba, a Swazi foreign affairs ministry official, told the Associated Press that the regional body is considering sanctions against Rajoelina.

    Sadc members are also expected to suspend the Indian Ocean island from the regional grouping.

    Ravalomanana is expcted to brief Sadc leaders, as they decide how to deal with Madagascar's new government.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.