Twenty-one dead, thousands displaced as Cyclone Batsirai batters Madagascar

Residents of a coastal town in Madagascar that was battered by Cyclone Batsirai over the weekend were left picking through the wreckage of their homes on Monday, collecting soaking wet clothing and anything else worth salvaging. The cyclone killed 21 people and displaced more than 60,000 after it slammed into the Indian Ocean island late… Read More Twenty-one dead, thousands displaced as Cyclone Batsirai batters Madagascar

Twenty people charged for plot to assassinate Madagascar president

Twenty people, including two French nationals, were charged on Monday with plotting to kill Madagascar’s president and other offences as their trial began in the Indian Ocean island nation. Madagascar has a history of political violence. Former coup leader Andry Rajoelina, 44, was sworn in as president in 2019 after a hard-fought election and a… Read More Twenty people charged for plot to assassinate Madagascar president

Madagascar police arrest six over plot to assassinate president

Police in Madagascar this week arrested six people, including one foreign citizen,suspected of plotting to kill the president following what officials in the Indian Ocean island nation said was a months-long investigation. Madagascar has a history of political violence. Former coup leader Andry Rajoelina, 44, was sworn in as president in 2019 after a hard-fought… Read More Madagascar police arrest six over plot to assassinate president