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Political partying and proxies: a rally two days before Madagascar votes

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Here, Brian Klaas brings us an update from Antananarivo, Madagascar, two days before elections begin. If the international community thought that proxies would reduce the ‘turf war’ around the election, they were greatly mistaken.  

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Madagascar’s recipe for pre-election volatility: Just add locusts, bandits, and predatory politicians

In this article, Brian Klaas takes a look at Madagascar, arguing that whilst nothing is certain in politics, there may well be trouble ahead. Brian Klaas is a D.Phil candidate at the University of Oxford, studying the relationship between elections and political violence.     

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Sata Wins! Opposition Secures Rare Victory in Zambia

Opposition leader Michael Sata has won the Zambian presidential election at the fourth time of asking.   This makes Zambia one of the only countries in Africa to have had two transfers of power, along with Benin, Cape Verde, Ghana, Madagascar, and Mauritius.  The parliamentary results have yet to be released. King Cobra has won at […]

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