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SADC Urges Madagascar Leader to Negotiate With Ousted President

Southern African leaders urged Madagascar’s president, Andry Rajoelina, to meet his exiled predecessor “as a matter of urgency” to advance plans to end a political stalemate in the Indian Ocean island nation.

The Southern African Development Community ordered its mediator for Madagascar, former Mozambican President Joaquim Albert Chissano, to convene the meeting, the 15-nation bloc said in a statement on June 2 after a leaders’ summit in Luanda, Angola’s capital.