Important Events in Madagascar's History

Government

Madagascar gains independence

1960

Comander Dieder Ratiska was elected president afterfollowing a Coup Madagascar got renamed the Democratic Republic of Madagascar

1975

Albert Zafy was elected president

1993

Zafy was impeached for a economic decline

1996

Dieder Ratsika was sentences to ten years of hard labor

2003

Economic

Madagascar gained promince among pirates

1774

Tsiranana was overturned by protesters because of continuation of strong economic and political ties

1972

3 thousand homeless after two cyclones hit Mozambique

2004

World bank states Madagascar is in debt 2 Billoin dollars

2004

Madagascar is the first state to receive development AID from the USA

2005