An island nation in the Indian Ocean, Madagascar lies some distance off the southeastern coast of the African continent. After becoming independent from France in 1960, Madagascar struggled to maintain a stable democratic system with repeated periods of mass protest, regime collapse and transitional governments. The most recent of these, in 2009, saw a popular uprising develop into what has been widely described as a coup d’etat. Repression and attempts to restrict dissent during these periods of instability are a core problem with Madagascar's human rights record, but there are also persistent issues with child labour and corruption.

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