Madagascar’s ex-leader detained after return – local media

October 13, 2014 3:54 PM

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ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) – Madagascar’s exiled former leader Marc Ravalomanana was detained on Monday after returning to the Indian Ocean island for the first time since he was deposed in a coup in 2009, local newspapers reported on their websites.

Ravalomanana, exiled to South Africa, had tried returning to Madagascar several times since 2009 but was prevented by the authorities who feared his return would bring further instability to the island which has a long history of coups.

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