2018 Comoros Human Rights Report

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Union of the Comoros is a constitutional, multiparty republic. The country consists of three islands–Grande Comore (also called Ngazidja), Anjouan (Ndzuani), and Moheli (Mwali)–and claims a fourth, Mayotte (Maore), that France administers. In 2015 successful legislative elections were held. In April 2016 voters elected Azali Assoumani as president of the union, as ...
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2018 Madagascar Human Rights Report

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2018 Full Report … English  (PDF 201K) EXECUTIVE SUMMARY     Madagascar is a semipresidential democratic republic with a popularly elected president, a bicameral legislature (Senate and National Assembly), prime minister, and cabinet. A presidential election was held November 7, with a two-candidate run-off on December 19. Independent observers judged the election ...
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2017 Madagascar Human Rights Report

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017 Full Report English  (PDF 185K) French  (PDF 714K) Malagasy  (PDF 641K) Madagascar is a semipresidential democratic republic with a popularly elected president, a bicameral legislature (Senate and National Assembly), prime minister, and cabinet. The current president and National Assembly were elected in 2013, the first national elections after the 2009 ...
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Remarks by U.S. AMBASSADOR ROBERT T. YAMATE in the occasion of the Raising of the LGBTI Pride Flag

Antananarivo – June 13, 2016 : Colleagues, family members, and friends: Thank you for gathering here today to mark the raising of the LGBTI Pride Flag.  This is the second year in a row that the flag will fly in front of the Embassy, and it is of special significance today. Today, we grieve yesterday’s brutal ...
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