In Summary
  • Madagascar not comfortable with interference from "a large country"
  • Ravalomanana was ousted in in 2009, triggering turmoil in the archipelago.


The Madagascar government on Monday summoned the US ambassador after the embassy commented on a court decision that left dairy cows belonging to ex-president Marc Ravalomanana unattended and without food.

A court had ordered the closure of AAA, an agribusiness owned by Ravalomanana, over violation of certain standards.

Last week the company's gates were sealed, preventing workers from entering the farm to feed the cattle.


Two cows reportedly died, triggering the US embassy's fury.

On Friday the US embassy posted on its Facebook page that it was following "closely" the situation at the farm and appealed for an immediate solution to end the "misery and unjustified harm" to the livestock.

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