- Fresh violence in Madagascar's capital, Anatananarivo, has left two people dead as police and supporters of the ousted president clashed today.
Six more others were reported injured as police tried to break a protest by former president, Marc Ravalomanana, continued their call for the reinstatement of the ousted leader.
Mr Ravalomanana's supporters have continued with demonstrations despite the new government's ban of protests on Tueday.
In yesterday's clashes between the police and demonstrators 36 people were also reported injured.
Supporters of the former Madagascar ruler have staged demostrations since his resignation, with both the African Union and the Southern African Development Community deciding to isolate the Indian Ocean Island. The Coup in Madagascar has also come under heavy criticism from the western leaders, calling for restoration of constitutional rule.
The new government led by the young former DJ and Mayor of Antananarivo, Andy Rajoelina has issued a warrant against Mr Ravalomanana accusing him of misuse of state funds and corruption.
Last week the ousted leader had expressed an interest to go back home from exile in Swaziland and form a unity government with the aim of calling for elections soon.
Despite the isolation and criticism of the new administration, the UN and other partners have published a flash appeal for Madagascar saying the country needed urgent assistance having gone through cyclone hits and continued political unrest which had now placed a larger portion of the population in dire need for humanitarian assistance.
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