Tuesday, March 31, 2009

SADC backs Ravalomanana

The Madagascar drama has continued apace, with protests in Antananarivo backing both the new "government" of Andry Rajoelina and the (self-)exiled "government" of Marc Ravalomanana, and now the South African Development Community (SADC) has weighed in, suspending Madagascar's membership in the organization and demanding the reinstatement of the Ravalomanana administration.

It is pretty clear that the Malagasy High Court ruling recognizing a Rajoelina administration is not gaining much credence in the outside world.

Of course, it helps *his* cause immensely that Ravalomanana is in Swaziland for the meeting while Rajoelina is trying to tamp down the counter-coup factions back in Madagascar.

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