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BREAKING: Madagascar thwarts plot to assassinate President

Juba, South Sudan,

July 22, 2021 – Authorities in Madagascar say they have foiled an alleged attempt to kill President Andry Rajoelina among a number of other potential victims of the plot.

BREAKING: Madagascar thwarts plot to assassinate President
Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina (photo credit: France24)

The chief prosecutor’s office told an international media outlet Thursday that several Malagasy citizens and foreigners were arrested in connection with the incident, as part of an investigation into the alleged plot.

According to a statement seen by Nyamilepedia, an attorney general accused the suspects of planning to “eliminate and neutralize” a number of people.

Last month, during Madagascar’s Independence Day celebrations, the authorities announced they had foiled an effort to kill the head of the national police force, General Richard Ravalomanana.

Rajoelina has been the president of Madagascar since 2019. He previously served as the president of a provisional government from 2008 to 2014 following a political turmoil and military-backed coup, having held the office of Mayor of Antananarivo for one year prior.

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