Pope Francis arrives in Antananarivo for Madagascar visit | AFP

Pope Francis arrives at the airport in Madagascar’s capital, Antananarivo, for the second leg of his three-nation African tour. He was met at the airport by Malagasy President Andry Rajoelina. IMAGES

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Outgoing Madagascar president hands over power to Rajoelina

The transfer of power between outgoing President Hery Rajaonarimampianina and President-elect Andry Rajoelina takes place at the presidential palace of Madagascar. IMAGES of the outgoing president and president-elect conducting the power transfer ceremony in the presidential office

Madagascar’s new president Rajoelina celebrates official victory

Madagascar’s newly elected president Andry Rajoelina celebrates the confirmation of his victory in the Magascar presidential election with his family and activists in his headquarters after the Malagasy High Court rejected all accusations of fraud by its rival Marc Ravalomanana.

Madagascar: third day of protests by Ravalomanana supporters

Pro-Marc Ravalomanana demonstrators gather for a third day of protests. Unlike the previous day, the military allowed the demonstrators to enter the square in front of City Hall. The protests come as the country’s top court reviews a petition filed by Ravalomanana challenging Andry Rajoelina’s win because of fraud allegations.

Madagascar opposition supporters contest Rajoelina’s victory

Supporters of defeated presidential candidate Marc Ravalomanana protest against Andry Rajoelina’s victory in the election. Rajoelina has returned to power after he won 55.66 percent against 44.34 percent for Ravalomanana, in an election beset by allegations of fraud. IMAGES

Madagascar election 2nd round: Rajoelina casts vote

Malagasy presidential candidate Andry Rajoelina arrives to cast his vote in a polling station in Antananarivo. He is contesting a run-off second round with his old rival Marc Ravalomanana. The two contenders came a close first and second in November’s preliminary vote, far ahead of their competitors.

One week ahead of Madagascar’s second round of elections

With less than one week to go before Madagascar’s highly contested elections, candidates are trying to gather as much support as possible. The second round of elections will see two former presidents, Marc Ravalomanana and Andry Rajoelina, come head to head for the presidency. IMAGES