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  Violence flares at presidential palace Map of Antananarivo Madagascar  Members of military battled supporters of President Marc Ravalomanana outside the palace as the turmoil over whether he stays in office intensified President Ravalomanana steps down
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President Ravalomanana offers poll  Marc Ravalomanana has said he is prepared to hold a referendum to end the country's political crisis amid growing tensions in the capital Opposition leader claims mandate
Calm after 34 die in violence  After 2 days of violence and looting the possibility of further violence loomed as anti-government protesters gathered Opposition leader declares in charge  Andry Rajoelina, mayor of the capital city, took to the streets, declaring himself the nation's leader after a week of violence and looting   Police 'kill many'  At least 23 people have been killed after police opened fire on an opposition demonstration in the island nation's capital Pressure mounting on president to quit   Pressure is mounting on Marc Ravalomanana to quit after a day of fresh protests in the capital Antananarivo President Ravalomanana defies ultimatum Map of Antananarivo Madagascar

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  Marc Ravalomanana has defied an ultimatum to resign in the face of a mass opposition rally in the capital, Antananarivo
  Andry Rajoelina said he has a mandate to lead a transitional government, hours after troops stormed one of the president's palaces.    Rajoelina said that the President Marc Ravalomanana n...
  Marc Ravalomanana has said he is standing down and handing power to the military.    Rajoelina has installed himself in the president's offices, seized by pro-opposition troops. Navy a...
  Military backs rival  Military leaders have conferred full powers on 34-year-old opposition leader Andry Rajoelina, hours after the president resigned Mar.18     Court backs handover  The country highest court has backed the handover of power to interim leader Andry Rajoelina Mar.19   Africans rejects Madagascar's new leader  A regional body comprised of several southern African nations is refusing to recognize Andry Rajoelina as the island nation's new president Mar.20   U.S. suspended aid for Madagascar
  The United States consider this week's forced departure of its president 'tantamount to a coup d'etat'
Mar.21   Opposition leader becomes president
  After two months of political turmoil, Andry Rajoelina was inaugurated in front of thousands of supporters as Madagascar's president
 The event, which took place at a soccer stadium in Antananarivo, was broadcast on national TV

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Apr.20     Protests turn deadly
  A demonstration against the closure of 2 radio stations has led to fatal clashes between security forces and anti-government protestors

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Jul.23   Cable - big promises for African Internet
  An undersea cable plugging East Africa into high speed Internet access went live, providing an alternative to expensive satellite connections

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1. 01-28 Calm after 34 die in violence Madagascar
C. 01-31 Opposition leader declares in charge Madagascar
3. 02-07 Police 'kill many' Madagascar
4. 03-13 Pressure mounting on president to quit Antananarivo, Madagascar
03-14 President Ravalomanana defies ultimatum Antananarivo, Madagascar
G. 03-15 President Ravalomanana offers poll Madagascar
H. 03-16 Opposition leader claims mandate Madagascar
I. 03-16 Violence flares at presidential palace Antananarivo, Madagascar
J. 03-17 President Ravalomanana steps down Madagascar

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