Rajoelina pulls out of talks to end crisis

MADAGASCAR'S government has quit internationally mediated talks to end its political crisis.

MADAGASCAR'S government has quit internationally mediated talks to end its political crisis.

Below is a timeline of recent events:

March 17 - Rajoelina takes power with army support after Ravalomanana is forced out. At least 135 people killed in protests.

March 18 - Madagascar's Constitutional Court endorses the takeover.

March 19 - Norway, which gives R112million a year in aid, freezes funding.

March 20 - The AU suspends Madagascar, saying it has six months to call an election. The US moves to suspend all non-humanitarian assistance.

March 21 - Rajoelina installed as new leader.

March 25 - The new government offers to start talks with allies of Ravalomanana.

March 30 - SADC suspends Madagascar.

May 8 - The IMF says it has frozen aid.

May 27 - Rajoelina refuses to allow ousted leader Ravalomanana to return from exile.

June 3 - Ravalomanana is sentenced in absentia to four years in jail for buying a presidential jet.

June 14 - Ravalomanana's allies say he could share power under an interim authority. - Reuters

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