Madagascar – 18 June 2015

France urges dialogue over Madagascar leader’s impeachment

France on Monday called on all sides to respect a Madagascar constitutional court decision to throw out parliament’s impeachment of President Hery Rajaonarimampianina, urging all parties to open a dialogue to avoid a new political crisis.

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Police teargas Madagascar lawmaker in car

Madagascar police said on Tuesday they discovered about $65 000 in a lawmaker’s car after being tipped off that she was carrying cash to incite political unrest.
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Madagascar has no strong economic rebound in Q1: World Bank

Madagascar had no strong economic rebound in the first quarter 2015, the latest economic note of the Word Bank said.

The World Bank said that damages to agricultural products led to higher inflation, which reached 7.9 percent in March.
Household purchasing power was eroded and economic activity has slowed down, it said.
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