Madagascar’s president Andry Rajoelina speaks to the press as Madagascans vote in the country’s parliamentary elections on Monday.  Photograph: Rijasolo/AFP/Getty Images

African island nation Madagascar held parliamentary elections on Monday, despite many of the country’s politicians being embroiled in a major corrupti(...)

Marc Ravalomanana, Madagascar’s exiled former leader. Photograph: EPA/Kim Ludbrook

Madagascar’s exiled former leader Marc Ravalomanana was detained yesterday after returning to the Indian Ocean island for the first time since he w(...)

The Malagasy people’s expectations exclude any established notion that power involves responsibility

The other day on the Avenue de l’Indépendance in Toliara, southwest Madagascar, a barefoot homeless man who had clearly suffered a stroke hauled his u(...)