President Andry Rajoelina

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    Oil firm approached with request to fund coup in Madagascar

    Oil firm Benchmark Group said Monday it had been approached for funds to topple Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina, days after the government said it had foiled an assassination plot. Benchmark, a majority shareholder in crude extractor Madagascar Oil, said it had “received an email from the Madagascan-French citizen Paul R. soliciting 10 million euros for political destabilisation purposes”. Local media…

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    Madagascar foils assassination attempt on President Andry Rajoelina

    THE prosecutor general’s office in Madagascar has said it foiled an assassination attempt on President Andry Rajoelina, and arrested several “foreign and Malagasy” suspects. Two French people are among several arrested in the Indian Ocean island nation on Tuesday “as part of an investigation for undermining state security”, diplomatic sources said. “Several foreign and Madagascar nationals were arrested on Tuesday,…

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