- New violence has erupted in Madagascar with the military said to have launched an operation to round up soldiers said to still be loyal to the ousted president.
Gunshots were reported heard today as soldiers stormed to the country's constitutional court reportedly in search of the rebelling soldiers.
There were however no reports of anyone killed or injured during the shooting.
Madagascar has never had a rest since violence broke up early this year resulting in the toppling of president Marc Ravalomanana, who resigned handing over power to the military authority.
The former mayor of Antananarivo and young opposition leader, Andry rajoelina, who had been leading anti-government protests, was then handed over power by the army supremes.
In a reversal, the ousted president's supporters have continued their own protests demanding the reinstatement of Mr Ravalomanana. At least sevel people were reported killed in different last week clashes between the protestors and the security forces.
Several peace seeking and building missions are currently in Madagascar to seek a solution to the political crisis that has sent the country's tourism industry and other business to the ground.
Currently, a SADC troika mission is also in the country to try bring back all parties to the peace table. The mission it expected to end its visit on Wednesday.
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