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· April, 2009

Stories about Madagascar from April, 2009

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Causes and Consequences of the Coup in Madagascar

  1 April 2009

After the power transfer that took place on March 17th in Madagascar, unrest is still growing strong in the island nation. 15,000 protested against the coup Saturday for the sixth consecutive day and have been tear-gassed by armed forces for three days straight. Sunday, civil protesters were shot at and wounded by police forces, resulting in 34 wounded and a few unaccounted for. Lova Rakotomalala reviews the political and economic causes of the power struggle and the consequences of the coup for the Malagasy people.

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