The communique of the AU and the blacklist of the PSC


This is the official PSC communique dated March 17th, 2010 released by the AU.

Andry Rajoelina and his administration have been given a deadline by the PSC, which ended on March 16th at midnight, to make decisions which fully comply with the provisions of the Maputo and Addis-Ababa conventions.

Mr. Lamamra Ramtane, head of the PSC, has already clearly specified that all entities which “disturb” the implempentation of the Maputo and Addis-Ababa conventions, will be sanctioned by the AU.

These sanctions, which enter into force as of March 17th, 2010,  are:

– travel ban;

– freezing of funds and other financial assets and economic resources;

– diplomatic isolation.

These sanctions are sanctions which target specific individuals and not the entire Malagasy population. These sanctions are not against Madagascar, they are against people who did, were behind the coup, and against the people who put obstacles on the implementation of the Maputo and Addis-Ababa conventions.

Mr. Lamamra Ramtane has declared that these sanctions were aimed to make Andry Rajoelina, the HAT and the government members think about the best ways to comply with the Maputo and Addis-Ababa conventions. He also added that the sanctions will also be extended to other Malagasy legal entities (probably in my opinion: private).

The AU will submit official requests to the whole AU’s multilateral partners, especially, the UN, the EU and other relevant International organizations, as well as, bilateral partners, including the permanent members of the Security Council of the UN, to take severe and concrete measures which comply to its resolutions.

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PEACE AND SECURITY COUNCIL

221st MEETING

17 MARCH 2010

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

COMMUNIQUE

COMMUNIQUE OF THE 221st MEETING OF THE PEACE AND SECURITY COUNCIL

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 221st meeting held on 17

March 2010, received a briefing from the Commission, as well as from the Representatives of

the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the SADC Mediation on the situation

in the Republic of Madagascar and adopted the following decision:

Council,

1. Takes note of the presentations made by the Commission and SADC representatives on

developments in Madagascar and the continued efforts towards the return to constitutional order in that country;

2. Recalls its previous decisions and press statements on the situation in Madagascar, in

particular its communiqué PSC/PR/COMM.1 (CCXVI) of 19 February 2010, whereby Council,

inter alia, urged the de facto authorities emanating from the unconstitutional change of

Government to accept before 16 March 2010, the Maputo Agreements of 8 and 9 August 2009,

and the Additional Act of Addis Ababa of 6 November 2009, and to nullify all domestic legal

instrument that provides otherwise. Council also recalls that in its Communiqué of 19 February 2010, it decided that if the de facto authorities from the unconstitutional change of

Government do not comply, by 16 March 2010 at the latest, with the diligent implementation

of Maputo Agreements and the Additional Act of Addis Ababa, a number of penalties will be

applied;

3. Notes with regret that the authorities in place and the Rajoelina Camp has not, within

the stipulated time, responded positively to its request. Council also regrets that the Rajoelina

Camp has continued to act unilaterally, in flagrant and repeated violation of Maputo

Agreements of 8 and 9 August 2009 and the Additional Act of Addis Ababa of 6 November

2009. Council stresses that this attitude of the authorities in place carries the risk of even

greater instability and difficulties for the Malagasy people that are faced with continued socioeconomic deterioration;

4. Decides, therefore, that the sanctions listed in the Communiqué PSC/PR/COMM.1 (CCXVI) enter into force as of 17 March 2010, namely travel ban, freezing of funds and other

financial assets and economic resources, as well as diplomatic isolation, against Mr. Andry

Nirina Rajoelina and the individuals mentioned in the attached List;

5. Requests the Commission to formally communicate this decision to the de facto

authorities of Madagascar and the Member States and partners of the AU, and take all other

necessary arrangements for the strict implementation of the sanctions. Council requests the

Commission, in close collaboration with SADC, to work towards finalizing the list of entities

subject to the sanctions contained in its Communiqué of 19 February 2010, and to regularly

update the list of individuals involved;

6. Calls upon all Member States to extend their full cooperation to the implementation of

these sanctions and recalls in this respect, the obligations of all Member States pursuant to

Article 7 (2, 3 and 4) of the Protocol Relating to the Establishment of the Peace and Security

Council of the African Union;

7. Urges all multilateral partners of the AU, especially the UN, EU and other international

organizations, as well as bilateral partners, including the permanent members of UN Security

Council, to strongly support this decision. In this regard, Council underlines the importance that the AU attaches to this issue and the need for the AU partners to refrain from any action which could undermine the efforts of the African Union and sending other signals to the authors of the unconstitutional change of Government in Madagascar, that could undermine the democratization process to which Member States of the AU are committed. Council requests

the Commission to monitor this issue and to report on any developments relating thereto;

8. Decides to regularly assess the implementation of the sanctions and in accordance with

the principles and practices applicable in the matter, to consider on a case‐by‐case basis

requests for derogations and exemptions for humanitarian or religious reasons, or reasons

related to participation in mediation efforts and the promotion of the return to constitutional

order;

9. Notes with satisfaction the intention expressed by Chairperson of the Commission and

the Head of the SADC Mediation to continue their efforts to re-launch the process of

implementation of inter‐Malagasy Maputo Agreements and Addis Ababa Additional Act

between the signatory camps and reaffirms the readiness to support these efforts. In this

regard, Council reserves the right to review the regime of sanctions, as well as the list of

targeted individuals, within the framework of the efforts deployed towards the return to

constitutional order;

10. Requests the Chairperson of the Commission, in close collaboration with the Executive

Secretary of SADC, the Head of SADC Mediation and the International Conduct Group on

Madagascar, to monitor and ensure implementation of this decision and continue to work for

the return to constitutional order in Madagascar;

11. Decides to remain seized of the matter.

DRAFT LIST OF MEMBERS OF THE INSTITUTIONS AND INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF THE

RAJOELINA CAMP AND ENTITIES WHOSE ACTION IMPEDE THE AU AND SADC EFFORTS TO

RESTORE CONSTITUTIONAL ORDER IN MADAGASCAR

A. MEMBERS OF THE INSTITUTIONS AND INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF THE RAJOELINA

CAMP OR CONTRIBUTING TO MAINTAINING THE UNCONSTITUTIONAL STATUS QUO

I. Presidency of the Republic

1) Mr. Andry Nirina Rajoelina, President of the High Authority of the Transition (HAT), Passport No: 07D 701 592, Type of Passport: Diplomatic, Date of issue: 30 March 2009, Expiry Date: 30 March 2012;

2) Mr. Norbert Lala Ratsirahonana, Passport No: 07D 710 340, Type of Passport: Diplomatic, Date of issue: 24 April 2008, Expiry Date: 24 April 2011;

3) Mr. Ramandimbiarison Zaza, Chief of Staff of the Presidency of the HAT;

4) Mr. André Haja Resampa, Secretary‐General of the Presidency, Passport No: 07D 701 813, Type of Passport: Diplomatic, Date of issue: 6 August 2009, Expiration Date: 4 August 2012;

5) Mrs. Annick Andriamampianina, Director of Public Relations and Spokesperson of the Presidency of the Transition, Passport No: 07D 701 656, Type of Passport: Diplomatic, Date of issue: 15 May 2009, Expiry Date: 15 May 2012;

6) Mrs. Lantosoa Razafimahaleo, Special Adviser;

7) Ms. Hantanirina Ramakavelo, Special Adviser, Passport No: 07D 701 846, Type of Passport: Diplomatic, Date of issue: 18 August 2009, Expiry Date: 18 August 2012;

8) Mr. Harry Rahajason Rolly Mercia, Special Adviser, Passport No: 07 D 701 661, Type of Passport: Diplomatic, Date of issue: 19 May 2009, Expiry Date: 19 May 2012;

9) Lt.‐Col. Fidimalala Rafaliarison, Aide de Camp, Passport No: 07D 701 614, Type of Passport: Diplomatic, Date of issue: 16 April 2009, Expiration Date: 16 April 2012;

10) Colonel Claude Razafimahatratra, Director of the Presidential Security, Passport No: 07D 701 659, Type of Passport: Diplomatic, Date of issue: 19 May 2009, Expiration Date: 19 May 2012.

II) Members of the Government of the High Authority of the Transition (HAT)

1) Colonel Vital Albert Camille, Prime Minister;

2) Mrs. Cécile Manorohanta, Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Interior;

3) Vice‐Admiral Hyppolite Ramaroson, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs;

4) Mr. Alain Bernard Teandrazanarivelo, Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Health;

5) Colonel Noël Rakotonandrasana, Minister of Armed Forces;

6) Mr. Jean Claude RAKOTONIRINA, Minister of Commerce;

7) Mrs. Nadine Ramaroson, Minister of Population and Social Affairs;

8) Mr. Augustin Razafinarivo Andriamananoro Minister of Telecommunications, Posts and New Technologies;

9) Mr. Gilbert Harisoa Raharizatovo, Minister of Culture and Heritage;

10) Mr. Rolland Ranjatoelina; Minister of Transport;

11) Mr. Jean Rodolphe Ramanantsoa, Minister of Energy;

12) Mr. Noelson William, Minister of Public Service, Labor and Social Laws;

13) Mr. Athanase Tongavelo, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research;

14) Mrs. Irène Victoire Andréas, Minister of Tourism and Handicraft;

15) Colonel Claude Ravelomanana, Secretary of State in charge of the Gendarmerie;

16) Mr. Hery Rajaonarimampianina, Minister of Finance and Budget;

17) Mrs. Christine Razanamahasoa, Minister of Justice;

18) Mr. Rémy Sylvain Organès Rakotomihantarizaka, Minister of Internal Security;

19) Mr. Julien Razafimanazato, Minister of National Education;

20) Brigadier General of Aviation Calixte Randriamiandrisoa, Minister of Environment and Forestry;

21) M. Nirhy Andriamahazo Lanto, Minister of Water;

22) Mr. Richard Fienena, Minister of Economy and Industry;

23) Mr. Jean de Dieu Mahara, Minister of Livestock;

24) Mrs. Jaonina Mamitiana Juscelyno, Minister of Agriculture;

25) Mr. Mamy Ratovomalala, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons;

26) Mr. Virapin Ramamonjisoa, Minister of Sports;

27) Mr. Serge Ranaivo, Minister of Youth and Recreation;

28) Mr. Eric Razafimandimby, Minister of Public Works and Meteorology;

29) Mrs. Marie Lydia Toto Raharimalala, Secretary of State for Technical Education and Vocational Training;

30) Mr. Alain Andriamiseza, Minister of Fishing and Fishery Resources;

31) Mrs. Nathalie Rabe, Minister of Communication;

32) Mr. Hajo Andrianainarivelo, Minister of Territorial Planning and Decentralization.

III) Members of the HAT

1) Mr. Jean Lahiniriko, Vice‐President HAT, Passport No: 07D 710 295, Type of Passport: Diplomatic, Date of issue: 14 April 2008, Expiry Date: 14 April 2013;

2) Mr. Patrick MONIBOU, Vice‐President of HAT;

3) Mr. Bruno RAJAONSON alias Brunly, Vice‐President of HAT;

4) Mr. Lala Hary Naivo Rasamoelina, Vice‐President of HAT;

5) Mr. Dolin RASOLOSOA, Vice‐President of the HAT, Passport No: 07D 701 611, Type of Passport: Diplomatic, Date of issue: 16 April 2009, Expiry Date: 16 April 2012;

6) Mr. Roland Ratsiraka, Vice‐President of HAT;

7) Mrs. Robertine RABETAFIKA N.;

8) Mrs. Ialy RAKOTONIAINA;

9) Mrs. Pelops Ariane VONINAHITSY;

10) Mr. Pierre Andrianantenaina;

11) Mr. Bruno Betiana;

12) Mr. Philippe JAOZANDRY;

13) Mr. Evariste Marson;

14) Mr. Parfait JONAH Prezaraly ;

15) Mr. Jean Jacques Rabenirina;

16) Mr. Alexandre RAMBOLAZAFY;

17) Mr. Jean Max Rakotomamonjy;

18) Mr Pierre Holder RAMAHOLIMASY;

19) Mr. Désiré RAMAKAVELO Philippe;

20) Mr. Benjamin Ramarcel RAMANANTSOA;

21) Mr. Daniel RAMAROMISA;

22) Mr. Alain RAMAROSON, Passport No: 07 D 701 896 Type of Passport: Diplomatic Delivery Date: August 24, 2009, expiration date: August 24, 2012;

23) Mr. Yvon William RANDRIAZANAKOLONA;

24) Mr. Jean Theodore Ranjivason;

25) Mr. Bernard RAVELONJATO;

26) Mr. Herimanana RAZAFIMAHEFA;

27) Mr. Constance RAZAFIMILY;

28) Mr. Julien REBOZA;

29) Mr. Remi alias Jao John;

30) Mr. Jacky TSIANDOPY;

31) Mr. Pierre TSIRANANA;

32) Mr. Benjamin VAOVAO;

33) Mr. Andry Rasolofo;

34) Mr. Joseph YOLAND;

35) Mr. RATOVONOMENJANAHARY;

36) Mr. René Rasolofo.

IV) Members of the Military Council for National Defense (CMDN)

1) Major General Rabarisoa Ranto Anjoanin, Vice‐President;

2) Quartermaster General Andriamisa Amédée Ramihone;

3) Brigadier General of Aviation Ranaivomanana Réol;

4) Brigadier General Marcel Koto;

5) Brigadier General Gibain Pily;

6) Colonel Raoilijon Rakotoniaina François d’Assise Marie;

7) Colonel Alexandre Razafimanantsoa;

8) Colonel Jules Randriantsalama;

9) Colonel Doctor Ralamboson Jaona Harivelo;

10) Brigadier General of Aviation Jean Dominique Adolphe;

11) Colonel Robert Judex Rameliarison;

12) Colonel Roger Pierre Ralala;

13) Colonel David Ranaivoson.

V) Other Military Personalities supporting the action of the HAT

1) General Ndrianarijaona, Chief of Staff of the Malagasy Army;

2) General Bruno Razafindrakoto, Commander of the Gendarmerie;

3) General Viennot Zafera, Force Commander of the Special Operations Force of the National Gendarmerie (FIGN);

4) Colonel Richard Ravalomanana, Commander of the Inter‐Regional District of the

National Gendarmerie (CIRGN);

5) Lieutenant Colonel Charles Randrianasoavina, Co‐Director of Special Operations Forces

(FIS) and Commander of the Mining Brigade;

6) Mr. Lilyson Réné, Co‐Director of Special Operations Forces (FIS).

VI) Members of the High Constitutional Court (HCC)

1) Mr. Jean Michel Rajaonarivony, President;

2) Mr. Raymond Imboty;

3) Mr. Dieudonné Andriantsihafa RAKOTONDRABAO;

4) Mr. RABEHAJA Son of Edmond;

5) Mrs. Raheltine RASOAZANAMANGA;

6) Mr. Ramanoelson RABENDRAINY;

7) Mrs. Marie Gisèle RANAMPY;

8) Mrs. Rachel Bakoly RAZOARIVELO;

9) Mr. Auguste ANDRIAMANANDRAIBE RAKOTOHARILALA.

VII) Other Civilian Personalities supporting the action of the HAT

1) Ms. Mialy Rajoelina;

2) Mr. Daniel Rajakoba, former Minister, Member of Forces for Change, Passport No: A08 T54 806, Type of passport: National Date of issue: March 30, 2009, Expiration Date: March 30, 2014;

3) Mr. Manasseh Esoavelomandroso, Member of Forces for Change, Passport No: 07D 701 713 Type of Passport: Diplomatic, Date of issue: June 18, 2009, Expiration Date: June 18, 2012.

TOTAL: 109

After the release of this communique, Andry Rajoelina declared yesterday that he did not care about these sanctions, that they were a clear violation of Madagascar’s sovereignty, and that the national priority was the legislative elections.

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