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Protesters Trap QMM Staff in Madagascar over Land Dispute

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar, Breaking News, Citizen Media, Economics & Business, Environment, Governance, Protest

Bill at Madagascar Tribune reports that protesters held Rio Tinto QMM Staff hostages [1] [fr] on January 11 in Southern Madagascar. After armed forces disrupted the protests with tear gas [2] and freed the staff, police proceed to arrest a dozen of protesters [3] [fr] today. Rio Tinto executives threatened to exit [4] the country after the clash. The IMF also just decided to pull out of Madagascar [5] [fr] because of difficulties to work locally.