SADC acts on ousting of president

MBABANE - Southern African leaders have suspended Madagascar from a regional bloc, with no indication yesterday their demands for ousted president Marc Ravalomanana to be reinstated would be met.

MBABANE - Southern African leaders have suspended Madagascar from a regional bloc, with no indication yesterday their demands for ousted president Marc Ravalomanana to be reinstated would be met.

In an unprecedented move, SADC suspended the vast island nation from the 15-nation group late on Monday night, until constitutional order is restored.

"The extraordinary summit suspends Madagascar from all community institutions and organs until the return of the country to constitutional order," SADC executive secretary Tomaz Salomao said in Swaziland. - Sapa-AFP

X