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A Cosmetic End to Madagascar’s Crisis?

Africa Report N°218, 19 May 2014

Madagascar's presidential candidate Hery Rajaonarimampianina Rakotoarimanana (L) waves to his supporters as he arrives for his final campaign rally in the capital Antananarivo, December 18, 2013. Madagascar will hold a second round of voting on Friday to complete its first presidential election since a 2009 coup that scared off foreign donors and investors. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya (MADAGASCAR - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS) - RTX16NEPMadagascar’s recent elections marked an ostensible return to democracy, but unless the new government works hard to implement meaningful political, economic and social reforms, the prospect of further crisis is just a matter of time.

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A Cosmetic End to Madagascar’s Crisis?, Africa Report N°218, 19 May 2014

Madagascar’s recent elections marked an ostensible return to democracy, but unless the new government works hard to implement meaningful political, economic and social reforms, the prospect of further crisis is just a matter of time.

Madagascar: Crisis Heating Up?, Africa Report N°166, 18 Nov 2010

While the reality and extent of the coup announced yesterday by military officers is still uncertain, the latest events demonstrate the fragility of the situation in Madagascar and the urgent need for a new international strategy to end the long crisis. Negotiations should now focus on international support to the electoral process based on strict conditions.

Madagascar: Ending the Crisis, Africa Report N°156, 18 Mar 2010

Madagascar has been in crisis since the bloody upheavals in early 2009. Several rounds of mediation under the auspices of the African Union (AU) and others have not unlocked the stalemate.

Commentary

Madagascar: From Crisis to Transition

Charlotte Larbuisson
On the African Peacebuilding Agenda, 16 May 2011

Madagascar : passer de la crise à la transition

Charlotte Larbuisson
On the African Peacebuilding Agenda, 4 May 2011

Madagascar's crisis, one year on

Daniela Kroslak and Charlotte Larbuisson
Mail & Guardian Online, 31 Mar 2010

Un schéma gagnant-gagnant

Louise Arbour
L'Express de Madagascar, 23 Mar 2010

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Madagascar: Ending the Crisis

23 March 2010: Madagascar has been in crisis since the bloody upheavals in early 2009. Several rounds of mediation under the auspices of the African Union (AU) and others have not unlocked the stalemate. Daniela Kroslak, Crisis Group’s Africa Program Deputy Director analyses what has gone wrong so far and how the crisis could be ended.