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.

Ravalomanana freed from house arrest

2015-05-03 07:20

Madagascar President Hery Rajaonarimampianina says he is ending the house arrest of his predecessor Marc Ravalomanana.

Children starving as hunger hits 200 000 in Madagascar

2015-03-11 06:20

Clutching a small bag of corn in one hand, six-year-old Haova Toboha scratches the ground with the other in hopes of turning up stray kernels left from a UN food handout.

Madagascar falling apart

2015-02-18 18:23

Potholes and blackouts are problems that are confronting Madagascar's president after one year in office.

Video: Rescue teams face challenges in Malawi floods

2015-01-20 13:09

Flooding has continued to overwhelm Malawi with rescue teams saying their biggest challenge is to access the most hit areas.

Madagascar's economy shows signs of recovery

2015-01-18 12:21

Madagascar's economy has shown early signs of recovery, but political instability, weak institutions and weak governance are hurting prospects, says the IMF.

Madagascar names military man as PM

2015-01-15 09:48

Madagascar’s president has appointed a serving air commodore as PM, two days after the government of the Indian Ocean island nation resigned over criticism of its handling of recurring power outages.

1 dead in Madagascar protests over electricity cuts

2015-01-06 08:00

A protester in Madagascar was killed when police put down a demonstration against recurring electricity cuts in the eastern city of Toamasina, the victim's family and police say.

Plague outbreak kills 40 in Madagascar: WHO

2014-11-22 14:15

An outbreak of plague has killed 40 people in Madagascar, the World Health Organisation says.

Madagascar 'won't expel' detained ex-president

2014-10-19 08:59

Madagascar's ex-president Marc Ravalomanana, who has been placed under house arrest, will not be deported and will be asked to take part in national reconciliation efforts.


Captain Kidd's treasure found

2015-05-07 21:13

A team of American explorers claim to have discovered silver treasure from the infamous 17th-century Scottish pirate William Kidd in a shipwreck off the coast of Madagascar.

Eco-village promotes sustainability in Madagascar

2015-03-23 13:22

A new eco-village built with sustainable and locally sourced material in Madagascar hopes to inspire other local initiatives to preserve and recreate the biodiversity of the country.

Flooding in Madagascar kills 14

2015-02-27 14:35

At least 14 people have died in flooding in the Madagascan capital Antananarivo after a night of torrential rain that caused dams to break, rescue services say.

Madagascar storm death toll climbs

2015-01-27 22:23

Sixty eight people have been killed in the tropical storm that battered Madagascar over a week ago.

14 killed after tropical storm hits Madagascar

2015-01-19 17:05

Madagascar officials say at least 14 people were killed over the weekend when the island was battered by a tropical storm.

Ex-coup leader opposes Madagascar's new PM

2015-01-16 12:13

A former president of Madagascar who plunged the Indian Ocean island into chaos after he staged a coup in 2009, has rejected the newly appointed PM alleging procedural irregularities.

Madagascar government resigns over blackouts

2015-01-13 14:46

The government of Madagascar has resigned, the presidency announced, amid growing criticism and violent protests over the cabinet's handling of recurring power blackouts.

Madagascar working to contain plague

2014-11-24 21:03

Madagascar is trying to contain an outbreak of plague, similar to the Black Death that swept Medieval Europe, that has killed 40 people and is spreading to the capital Antananarivo.

Ancient Madagascar critter rewrites history

2014-11-06 05:10

There is no doubt scientists had a lot of luck on their side in discovering a critter from the age of dinosaurs that rewrites our understanding of the history of early mammals.

Ravalomanana family denied entry to city

2014-10-17 21:01

Former Madagascar president Marc Ravalomanana's family has been prevented from returning to the capital city, Antananarivo following their visit to see him, the family says.

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