Seven months after attempted coup, Rajoelina keeps faith with his security chiefs

Malagasy President Andry Rajoelina and National Defence Minister Richard Rakotonirina (left) at the inauguration of the Iakora Forward Operating Base in May 2021.
Malagasy President Andry Rajoelina and National Defence Minister Richard Rakotonirina (left) at the inauguration of the Iakora Forward Operating Base in May 2021. © @MDN_Madagascar/Twitter
Madagascan president Andry Rajoelina is continuing to rely on the same small group of individuals who were handling security questions before the mid-2021 attempted coup. He nevertheless launched a radical reorganisation of the army before the would-be putschists were arrested. [...] (868 words)
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