Madagascar tourist mob lynching suspects 'tried to help'

2015-10-07 09:05

Dozens of suspects on trial over the lynching of two Europeans and a local man have told a Madagascar court that they intervened to protect the victims from a raging mob.

18 killed in Madagascar cattle-rustling clashes

2015-09-14 15:56

At least 18 people, including a paramilitary policeman, were killed in cattle-rustling violence in Madagascar over the weekend when thousands of animals were also stolen, police say.

Trial of suspects in tourist mob lynching starts in Madagascar

2015-09-09 09:03

Thirty-seven people went on trial in Madagascar's capital Antananarivo for the lynching of two Europeans and a local man wrongly accused of killing a young boy.

Pneumonic plague kills eight in Madagascar

2015-08-26 18:55

Pneumonic plague, which can be spread from person to person through coughing, gives antibiotics little time to act and can kill within 24 hours.

Madagascar mess-ups keep tourist 'paradise' marooned

2015-08-02 17:15

Tour operators blame the latest drop in visitor numbers on mass cancellations that followed a month-long Air Madagascar strike that has grounded all internal flights.

UN team in Madagascar to probe claim of pirate Kidd's treasure

2015-06-19 15:22

A UN research team has arrived in Madagascar to determine the origin of a silver bar attributed to 17th-century Scottish pirate William Kidd, but whose authenticity has been put in doubt.

Madagascar court blocks bid to oust president

2015-06-13 16:02

Madagascar's constitutional court has rejected as invalid a decision by parliament to oust President Hery Rajaonarimampianina, giving him another chance to lead the island nation's shaky government.

Madagascan police clash with MPs ahead of impeachment

2015-06-09 16:00

Madagascan police have smashed open the car windows of an opposition lawmaker and seized the equivalent of $74 000 in cash, reporters witnessed, two weeks after parliament voted to dismiss the president.

Madagascar's president faces impeachment attempt

2015-05-29 17:37

Political instability is looming in Madagascar where law makers voted this week to impeach the country’s president for what they say are his repeated violations of the constitution.

Madagascar's parliament votes to dismiss president

2015-05-27 07:45

Madagascar's parliament has voted overwhelmingly to dismiss President Hery Rajaonarimanpianina for alleged constitutional violations and general incompetence.


Madagascar agents foil tortoise smugglers

2015-09-30 18:05

Madagascar customs agents have found more than 700 tortoises about to be smuggled out of the country.

African nations aim to brake surging trade in illegal timber

2015-09-09 14:00

Forest protection agencies in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique and Madagascar will step up joint efforts to combat the rapidly expanding trade in illegal timber under a new deal.

23 dead as Madagascar troops battle cattle rustlers

2015-08-28 09:15

Deadly clashes between troops and armed cattle rustlers on the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar have left at least 23 people dead, the army says.

France to return 150 Madagascar tortoises

2015-08-18 18:27

Around 150 endangered baby tortoises will return to Madagascar eight months after they were found wrapped in sticky tape and hidden in a crate at a Paris airport.

Captain Kidd's ship a con

2015-07-14 18:57

The UN's culture agency says a alleged vessel found off Madagascar is not 17th-century Scottish pirate William Kidd's flagship, and a silver 'treasure' bar is a fake.

France urges dialogue over Madagascar leader’s impeachment

2015-06-15 16:36

France has called on all sides to respect a Madagascar constitutional court decision to throw out parliament’s impeachment of President Hery Rajaonarimampianina, urging all parties to open a dialogue to avoid a new political crisis.

Police teargas Madagascar lawmaker in car

2015-06-09 20:40

Malagascar police say they have discovered about $65 000 in a lawmaker's car after being tipped off that she was carrying cash to incite political unrest.

Mystery mutts of Madagascar

2015-06-04 16:10

Scientists are baffled by new research that shows all dogs on the island of Madagascar appear to have their origins in Africa.

Madagascar leader says nation needs stability, not impeachment

2015-05-27 17:18

Madagascar’s president has questioned the handling of a vote by parliament to impeach him and said the Indian Ocean island nation needs stability and international support after years of crisis rather than more political wrangling.

Unesco to probe pirate treasure hunt in Madagascar

2015-05-14 17:41

The UN says it is sending experts to Madagascar to assess a claim by underwater explorers that they have found treasure and the wreck of a ship belonging to the pirate known as Captain Kidd.

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