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Threats from behind bars : an ultimatum imposed by corrections officers 05/06/2012 | 12:06:05

Another brick in the growing wall: Prison wardens and their staffs are lining their stand up to the current string of claims for better conditions. Their original trade mark: the ruling power is being granted a 72 hours long deadline in order to comply. Jail guards are, technically speaking, not allowed to tackle strikes. They did though. Could the ruling power dare the odds and challenge them, their reaction would be fully unpredictable.

The armed forces were entitled to nearly whatever they wanted for having partly supported and partly not opposed the putsch conducted in March 2009. The High Authority of Transition used to focus on this priority out of fear of a potential immediate danger for its rule and generously stuffed its single genuine supporter. Practitioners, paramedics, school teachers and forests management department agents, all of them equally calling upon concrete improvement to reflect on their paycheck, are definitely not a big deal to the transitional regime compared to the army’s relevance. Although, continuously stacking up claims are just as so definitely overwhelming the transitional power. The trend must have inspired prison wardens. The armed forces defending the ruling power got what they wanted, so why not civil servants supposed to serve the people?


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18/06/2012 | 18:30:50
Rajoelina’s supporters strike back with equally holding a prayer ceremony of their own for the nation in the afternoon of Sunday, June 17th, in International Conference Centre of Ivato, in response to the same kind of gathering organized one week earlier by the leaders of FFKM as a way to welcome the resumption of negotiations supposed to drive the country out of from the current political crisis. This reaction can be held as the evidence of a certain aversion from the Rajoelina sphere for mediation process supported by the heads of the FFKM church. [See]

15/06/2012 | 10:30:31
The common front deemed to oppose and challenge Andry Rajoelina’s regime is gradually rising up. Trade unions newly came together and jointly denounce the three years long poor governance and "dictatorship" of a dramatically inefficient High Authority of Transition. The movement of clerical leaders pledges support to the unions’ demands with good grace. [See]

11/06/2012 | 19:27:18
The local IRS (internal revenue service) requires no less MGA 172 billions from the TIKO corporation belonging to the ousted president Marc Ravalomanana, or the appropriate compensation, for the repay of arguably unpaid taxes. The action is everything but contributing to the settlement of the Malagasy political crisis. [See]

08/06/2012 | 19:00:58
As a reaction to three years of countrywide troubles, the FFKM is about to take over the mediation role for the sake of reaching any settlement to the Malagasy political crisis. Madagascar’s four main churches’ leaders invited the main decision makers in this political tournament to recover the negotiation table again. [See]

06/06/2012 | 11:31:47
Some groups of parliamentarians led by Cyrille Rasambozafy’s ESCOPOL do require the current government to be reshuffled before June, 26th. These black sheep of the parliamentarian family are holding the settlement Malagasy political crisis as beyond the abilities of the government currently led by Prime Minister Omer Beriziky. [See]

04/06/2012 | 09:31:47
Entering the Place of Democracy is definitely forbidden. The political debate is consequently recovering the street. On June 2nd, the public Place of May 13th, in Analakely, massively welcomed demonstrators increasingly disappointed by the transitional power. Freedom of speech as well as the end of the three years long burdening transitional rule happened to be the main claims. The demonstration’s leader addressed for the first time ever a potential general strike, and trade unions are getting ready to follow. [See]

04/06/2012 | 09:18:20
After three years of political breakdown in Madagascar, the SADC recommends the renewal of talks between the main political wire pullers in this crisis, namely former president Marc Ravalomanana, casted out in exile in South Africa since the year 2009’s putsch, and Andry Rajoelina, the putsch maker and current leader of the transitional ruling power. Nothing is a done deal yet. The decision was expressed as an outcome of the SADC’s extraordinary summit held in Luanda, Angola on June 1st. [See]

30/05/2012 | 10:34:32
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29/05/2012 | 16:09:51
Fidele Razara Pierre, Free Fm radio channel’s reporter, called upon a massive demonstration to concentrate over the Place of May 13th on June 2nd. The denied access to the Place of Democracy located in Ambohijatovo happens to be a good enough incentive to recover the Place of May 13th, on which three presidents' successive rules were brought down as a result of street demonstrations. [See]


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