Madagascar's army-backed transitional authority, led by Andry Rajoelina (photo), has called for the organisation of a presidential election in October 2010 during a reconciliation conference held in the capital Antananarivo.
Troubled Madagascar finds itself increasingly isolated after France's International Francophonie Organisation (OIF) suspended the island's membership, following former mayor Andry Rajoelina's power takeover.
SADC (Southern African Development Community) leaders meeting in Swaziland on Monday condemned the recent military takeover in Madagascar and are expected to suspend the Indian Ocean island from the bloc.
FRANCE 24 reporters were able to follow Marc Ravalomanana's eventful last days as president of Madagascar and Andry Rajoelina's subsequent accession to power. The 34-year-old former DJ is now the youngest head of an African state.
Toppled Madagascar president Marc Ravalomanana disputed his rival Andry Rajoelina's legitimacy as the head of the country's transitional government, ignoring his rival's attempts to appease tensions by calling for talks.
Toppled Madagascar president Marc Ravalomanana disputed his rival Andry Rajoelina's legitimacy as the head of the country's transitional government on Wednesday and called on his supporters to save the nation.
Some Western donors have frozen non-humanitarian aid to the country and the African Union has suspended Madagascar. Foreign powers seem unmoved by Radzoel's insistence that his rise to power was not a coup.