Latest posts by Mialy Andriamananjara from January, 2009
A dispute between the president of Madagascar, Marc Ravalomanan, and the mayor of the capital, Andry Rajoelina, thrust Malagasy citizens into violent rioting and looting last week, and has now escalated into a power struggle for the presidency itself.
On blogs and forums, reflections on the sources of the current unrest and the history of Madagascar's turbulent democracy.
Several bloggers and a Malgasy media website report that President Ravalomanana has fled the country. Still others say the rumors of Ravalomanana's departure are false.