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19 August 2017 07:30 (South Africa)

AU holds firm as Madagascan parties agree on new accord

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    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

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Despite a new political accord in Madagascar under which coup leader Andry Rajoelina will remain president, the African Union will maintain its suspension of the island nation. The AU says that until a newly agreed power-sharing government is in place and fresh elections are agreed on, jockeying for 31 cabinet posts is likely to cause ongoing conflict. The country’s four main political parties have agreed to create a 258-member transitional congress, after deposed president Marc Ravalomanana had earlier said he would not sign any agreement recognising Rajoelina as head of an interim administration. Read more: Reuters, Bloomberg, All Africa.com

  • Branko Brkic
    branko3048 a ray
    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

    Recent columns:

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