Madagascar Country Profile 2012-2013

Madagascar is in a political stalemate following the coup three years ago that led the elected president, Marc Ravalomanana, into exile in South Africa. The President of the Transitional Board, Andry Rajoelina, has not shown any real intention to relinquish power to an elected president. When the roadmap for a solution to the political crisis […]

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Kenya

In December 2007, Kenya held its fourth multi-party election. When the incumbent president, Mwai Kibaki, was announced as the electoral winner, Kenya went into one of the most serious political crises the country has experienced in its 47-year history. The riots and violence that ravaged the country until mid-February 2008 left around 1,200 killed and […]

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Zambia

In 2011, there is a new presidential election in Zambia. The incumbent president, Rupiah Banda of the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD), is hoping to win. The two largest opposition parties, the Patriotic Front (PF) and the United Party for National Development (UPND), have entered into a coalition to create a common front against the […]

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