Madagascar

Ex-president closes in on Madagascar election win

Partial results show Andry Rajoelina leads against rival Marc Ravalomanana with more than half of votes counted.

Ex-president Rajoelina closes in on Madagascar election win

Opinion

Madagascar elections: An environmental disaster in waiting

Election of Andry Rajoelina as Madagascar's new president would be yet another blow to the survival of nature.

William Laurance

by William Laurance

William Laurance

Madagascar

Madagascar ex-presidents to compete in runoff election

Marc Ravalomanana and Andry Rajoelina will contest second round election on December 19, country's top court says.

Madagascar ex-presidents to compete in runoff election

Africa

Former Madagascar leaders head to election runoff

Andry Rajoelina and Marc Ravalomanana expected to contest December 19 second round of voting.

Former Madagascar leaders head to election runoff

Madagascar

Madagascar election observers report 'very minor' anomalies

Regional and European observers deny serious irregularities, as alleged by a former president.

Madagascar election observers report 'very minor' anomalies

Madagascar

Former president alleges fraud in Madagascar election

Vote marred by 'invalid electoral register, intimidation and pre-ticked ballots', says Hery Rajaonarimampianina.

Former president alleges fraud in Madagascar election

Africa

Ex-leaders neck-and-neck in Madagascar early results

The poll pits Rajoelina against incumbent President Hery Rajaonarimampianina and another former leader Ravalomanana.

Rajoelina, Ravalomanana lead Madagascar presidential race

Madagascar

Vote counting begins in high-stakes Madagascar election

President Hery Rajaonarimampianina is seeking a second term and faces a strong challenge from two predecessors.

Africa

All you need to know about high-stakes Madagascar poll

World's fourth-largest island to vote on next head of state amid political crisis, rampant poverty.

Madagascar presidential election: What you need to know

Madagascar

Madagascar election: Women struggle for place in politics

Out of 36 candidates vying for president’s office in Madagascar, only five are women.

Africa

Madagascar election: Expenses soar amid extreme poverty

With no laws to limit campaign spending, the presidential election is expected to cost more than it did five years ago.

Africa

Madagascar pre-trial detainees face 'life-threatening conditions'

Amnesty says 52 people died in 2017 in pre-trial custody as thousands of others faced appalling conditions.

Madagascar pre-trial detainees face 'life-threatening conditions'

Africa

President announces new Madagascar government after court order

A court ruling required a 'consensus' administration to resolve a crisis sparked by electoral reform last month.

President announces new Madagascar government after court order

Madagascar

Madagascar prime minister resigns amid political crisis

Olivier Mahafaly quits to comply with a court ruling that ordered the formation of a new consensus government.

Madagascar Prime Minister Olivier Mahafaly resigns

Madagascar

Tropical cyclone triggers flooding in Madagascar

Storm Dumazile churns off the eastern coast, bringing prolonged and heavy rain.

Tropical cyclone triggers flooding in Madagascar