Two Frenchmen detained for planning an assassination attempt on the president of Madagascar

Two Frenchmen have been detained on suspicion of preparing an assassination attempt on the President of Madagascar Andri Rajoelina. It was reported by a local newspaper Midi Madagasikara on July 22.

It is noted that the exact number of people arrested in connection with the case is currently unknown. However, according to reports, among the detainees are French and Malagasy.

However, it is specified that the investigators who are investigating the case are in possession of physical evidence, confirming the involvement of the detainees in the preparation of the attack on the head of state.

On June 20, it was reported that two people were detained in Mali who were planning an attack on the interim president Assimi Goit. The head of state was not hurt in the attack.

The day before the newspaper El Tiempo reported that Colombian law enforcement authorities had detained six people on suspicion of an attempt on the life of President Ivan Duque Marquez. It was noted that among the detainees were several former military officers who could be involved in the activities of the former left-wing radical group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

In addition, on the night of July 7, President Jovenel Moise of Haiti, who has led the state since 2017, was fatally wounded in an attack on his residence. His wife, who was rushed to a hospital in Miami with serious injuries, later said that the mercenaries had to kill the president and his family to obstruct his flagship projects: roads, drinking water, a referendum and elections.

On July 20, Haiti police reported that the number of detainees in connection with the murder of Moise had reached 26, among them U.S. citizens.