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Madagascar: An organization called Teza, including whether it is a political party, its history, its main activities and the names of its leaders (January 1997 - March 2001)

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 22 March 2001
Citation / Document Symbol MDG36576.E
Reference 5
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Madagascar: An organization called Teza, including whether it is a political party, its history, its main activities and the names of its leaders (January 1997 - March 2001), 22 March 2001, MDG36576.E, available at: [accessed 28 May 2016]
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The Website of Midi Madagasikra states that Moxe Ramandimbilahatra's Teza is one of the political parties opposing the establishment of autonomous provinces (8 Sept. 2000). The Website of Madanews states that Mox Ramandimilahatra is the leader of the Teza party (18 Sept. 2000).

The Website of Midi Madagasikara states:

The current apparent "political stability" seems to upset the evil designs of certain politicians. They are spreading rumours that three coups d'etat are currently being planned. MPs, company executives, party leaders, soldiers and even foreigners have been implicated in these underhand operations that only exists in the politicians' minds. ... The opposition has also been targeted. Soldiers have claimed that the chairman of TEZA ... "Moxe Ramandimbilahatra is preparing commandos in Ankazobe [north of Antananarivo] and Mitsinjo [northwestern coast of Madagascar] with the view to attack Antananarivo" ...

No additional information on the Teza organization in Madagascar could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Madanews [n.p.]. 18 September 2000. "Le Propositions du Teza."

Midi Madagasikara Website. [Antananarivo, in French]. 8 September 2000. "Paper Suspects 'Coastal' Collusion Against Antananarivo Province." (BBC Summary 11 Sept. 2000/NEXIS)

_____. [Antananarivo, in French]. 13 July 2000. "Paper Dismisses Coup Plot Rumours." (BBC Summary 15 July/NEXIS)

Additional Sources Consulted

Correspondence sent to one source

IRB databases

Internet sites including:

Africa Confidential

Africa South of the Sahara

BBC News Online

Derechos Human Rights

Europa World YearBook

Human Rights in Africa

Library of Congress Country Studies


Political Handbook of the World

Political Resources on the Net: Madagascar

World News Connection

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