July 25, 2021

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Madagascar says assassination attempt on president failed, two Frenchmen arrested

The Madagascan Attorney’s Office has announced that an assassination attempt on Madagascar President Andrei Rajolina has failed and many more have been arrested. “Foreign and Malagasy”. Diplomatic sources say two French nationals were among those arrested.

“Several foreign and Malagasy nationals were arrested on Tuesday as part of an investigation into a threat to state security.”, Attorney General Perth Rasafarivoni, who did not provide further details, told the press on Wednesday evening, about the motives, for the time being.

“According to the material sources at our disposal, these individuals have devised a plan to remove and neutralize various Malagasy personalities, including the head of state., Said the lawyer. At this point in the investigation, the Office of the Attorney General, which is ongoing, is making sure that all the light is shed on this case. “

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The two arrested Frenchmen, Philippe F. and Paul R., will be retired former officers under the supervision of the Ministry of Communications, Malagasy Daratra said.

When celebrating Madagascar’s Independence Day on June 26, Gendermary had already announced that an assassination attempt on Gen. Richard Ravalomanana, the president’s right-hand man in charge of the presidency, had failed.

Madagascar, one of the poorest countries in the world, has faced many severe political crises over the past twenty years. The big island is almost locked up from the Govt-19 epidemic, and Famine is raging in the south of the country.

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World with AFP