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Madagascar mutiny leader seizes control of army

Madagascar mutiny leader seizes control of army

The leader of mutinous soldiers in Madagascar has declared himself in control of the army.
Col. Andre Ndrianarijaona told reporters Wednesday the army's chief of staff had agreed to hand over his post to him.
Ndrianarijaona said Gen. Edmond Rasolomahandry had agreed to the change after less than an hour of discussion at the army chief's offices. Rasolomahandry left without comment.
There was no immediate comment from President Marc Ravalomanana, who appointed Rasolomahandry last month.
Ndrianarijaona leads a group of soldiers who announced over the weekend they would no longer take orders from the president. Ndrianarijaona said Wednesday the army was united behind him.


Updated : 2021-01-18 19:36 GMT+08:00