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Madagascar's ex-leader detained after return - local media

Oct 14, 2014    

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.Local newspapers Le Daily and Orange reported that teargas was fired outside Ravalomanana's house and that he was deta...

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